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Cleveland Clinic Lead Laboratory Technologist - Immunopathology in Cleveland, Ohio

Job ID: 114129

Responsibilities:

  • Duties as a Medical Technologist take priority over track responsibilities.

  • Follows the laboratory's procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reports and maintains records of patient test results.

  • Performs laboratory testing in a compliant manner. Maintains regulatory knowledge and awareness as it pertains to specific job duties.

  • Adheres to the laboratory's quality control policies and documents all quality control activities, instrument calibrations, procedural calibrations and maintenance performed.

  • Assumes responsibility for and takes action regarding any quality control or quality assurance issues as it pertains to specific job duties. Maintains instruments and equipment in accordance with manufacturer's specifications.

  • Documents practices and maintains clear and legible records.

  • Performs proficiency testing in compliance with Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) regulations.

  • Completes continuing education, professional development and required annual competency assessment.

  • Follows the laboratory's established policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratory's established acceptable levels of performance.

  • Identifies problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and either corrects the problems or immediately notifies the General Supervisor, Technical Supervisor, Clinical Consultant, or Laboratory Director.

  • Exercises good judgment, analytical and problem solving/troubleshooting skills.

  • Recommends solutions and improvements.

  • Documents all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications.

  • In the Educational track: functions as an educator and provides instruction and training in theory, technical skills, safety protocols, and the application of laboratory test protocols to students, employees and residents.

  • Conducts lab specific orientation for new employees.

  • Develops and coordinates laboratory continuing education program.

  • Manages the Medical Technology student laboratory rotations and visitors and establishes schedules.

  • Conducts laboratory tours.

  • In the Developmental track: assists in the validation/verification of new assays under the direction of the Medical Director. Performs validation/verification analysis, collects and analyzes data and prepares for Medical Director review.

  • Writes technical procedure, submits to Medical Director for review and the Laboratory Director for approval.

  • Trains medical technologists in new testing procedures; assists with implementation of newly developed clinical tests.

  • Participates in the development and presentation of technical papers/posters.

  • Attends technical meetings to present papers/poster.

  • In the Technical Resource track: effectively resolves daily technical and theoretical problems; solves technical problems; serves as a technical resource for the laboratory testing personnel, supervisors and staff. Assists in the interpretation and review of clinical results.

  • Ensures pending logs and worksheets are performed in a timely manner.

  • Reviews daily technical work and results.

  • Proactively recognizes and resolves complex technical problems and provides or seeks viable, appropriate solutions.

  • Performs and oversees troubleshooting and repair of assigned laboratory instruments/equipment/procedures.

  • Assists with ensuring that procedure manuals are up to date and that annual reviews of procedure manuals are conducted.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Education:

  • Pattern I: Bachelor's degree in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science or medical technology from a four-year college or university. AND Have at least two years of laboratory training or experience, or both in non-waived testing.

  • Pattern II: Meets the CLIA qualifications for high complexity testing personnel.

  • See Code of Federal Regulations, Title 42, § 493.1489 Standard; High Complexity Testing Personnel Qualifications. AND Have at least three years of laboratory training or experience, or both, in non-waived testing.

  • Diploma and/or transcripts must be provided. Education will be verified.

  • Education outside of the United States requires diploma/transcripts translated into English and proof of foreign equivalency from by an HHS approved agency or nationally recognized organization such as NACES (National Association Credential Evaluation Services, Inc) or AICE (Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc).

  • If the required clinical laboratory training and experience occurred at an outside facility, a signed, official letter from the facility or organization is required which details the dates and laboratory discipline experience and training.

Certifications:

  • Medical Technologist, such as, MT(ASCP) or American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) eligible preferred.

Complexity of Work:

  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work unsupervised or with minimal supervision.

  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Work Experience:

  • Laboratory training or experience and can be met by any combination of years of clinical laboratory training or experience.

  • Clinical laboratory training or experience can be met by: 1. Medical technology internship 2. Full time experience performing non-waived testing for the required number of years 3. Part-time experience performing non-waived testing, with 2080 hours equivalent to one year.

Physical Requirements:

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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