Hematology Medical Technologist

Practice Area healthcare/laboratory
Job Family Laboratory
Job Type Perm Hourly
Location Greater Boston

Are you able to perform as a team member, provide leadership, guidance and direction to staff? Can you remain calm and efficient in a busy, stressful clinical laboratory environment? If so, this Hematology Medical Technologist position is for you! Submit your resume to apply today.

Responsibilities:

  • Testing personnel are responsible for specimen processing, test performance and for reporting test results.
  • Follow the laboratory's procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results.
  • Maintain records that demonstrate that proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient specimens;
  • Adhere to the laboratory's quality control policies, document all quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance performed;
  • Follow the laboratory's established policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratory's established acceptable levels of performance;
  • Be capable of identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and either must correct the problems or immediately notify the general supervisor, technical supervisor, clinical consultant, or director;
  • Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications; and
  • If qualified under §493.1489(b)(5), perform high complexity testing only under the onsite, direct supervision of a general supervisor qualified under §493.1461.
  • Under general supervision, carries out all policies and performs all tests in accordance with the department’s standard operating procedures.  Works independently in an efficient and organized manner to assure accurate results and records.  Assists with training of staff. 
  • Performs routine and high complexity laboratory tests and procedures on blood and other body fluids, according to laboratory policies.
  • Prepares samples and reagents for testing according to laboratory policies.
  • Responsible for the accuracy, interpretation and reporting of all test results according to laboratory policies.
  • Performs routine maintenance on equipment and quality control for all reagents.
  • Keeps accurate records of quality control, maintenance and workload data according to laboratory policies.
  • Responsible to document all corrective action procedures undertaken in the Hematology Laboratory.
  • Refers problems and/or unusual results to appropriate parties and documents all corrective action procedures undertaken in the Hematology Laboratory.
  • Performs clerical and support services as needed, such as answering the telephone, calling STATS and alert values to the appropriate department or clinician, disposing of contaminated specimens, control of inventory, etc.
  • Participates in proficiency testing program.
  • Communicates with hospital personnel providing assistance related to laboratory policies and procedures, laboratory utilization, and test result interpretation.
  • Is responsible for ordering and maintaining an appropriate level of inventory and laboratory supplies.
  • Keeps current in developments in technical instrumentation and analytical techniques in Clinical Hematology.
  • Participates in internal and external continuing education.
  • Promotes the mission and vision of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and laboratories, and a spirit of professionalism and excellence in performance among the Hematology laboratory staff.
  • Adheres to hospital and laboratory policies and procedures and plans including infection control and safety plans.

Requirements:
  • Must possess a minimum of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Technology or Chemical, Physical, or biological science from an accredited college or university.
  • Other qualifications as described in the Federal Register, 42 CFR, Subpart M 493.1403 – 1495.
  • ASCP certification or equivalent preferred.
  • The knowledge, both practical and theoretical, of tests and procedures necessary to review findings and advise and direct subordinates in action.
  • The manual/visual dexterity and skills necessary to operate adjust and make repairs to various types of automated and non-automated laboratory equipment.
  • Must have a comprehensive understanding of laboratory equipment and its operation, maintenance and repair and analytic techniques.
  • Must have understanding of computer technology and its application to chemical analytical procedures and quality control.
  • Must have the ability to work independently, evaluate situations and act appropriately. Must be able to remain calm and productive under constant pressure and emergency situations, which produce a high level of stress and mental fatigue.
  • Must have neat and orderly work habits.
  • Must have the ability to pay careful attention to detail and to adhere to written protocols.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to interact professionally and effectively with numerous staff including physicians, hospital personnel, employees and patients.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, Joint Commission and other regulatory regulations.

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Position ID: 38764