Wilkes-Barre General Hospital
Location WILKES BARRE, PA (Wilkes-Barre General Hospital)
Department Laboratory - Clinical
Commonwealth Health - A commitment to caring can be found in the hearts and minds of the physicians, nurses and many other employees who support patient care at Commonwealth Health Wilkes-Barre General Hospital and clinics. Our organization is built on great people. In turn, we provide these skilled and dedicated caregivers with career opportunities, professional development and a work environment that creates superior job satisfaction. Opportunities stretch across our hospital, physician network and emergency medical services in Northeastern PA . Join a team that has been committed to caring for the local community for 150 years.
Primarily responsible for planning, coordinating, all of the quality assurance functions within the laboratory including the design and performance of quality assurance compliance audits of products and processes. Observe safety regulations, work practices, correct incorrect hazards or work practices immediately or reports them to supervisors. Establish the overall requirements for Quality Assurance specifications and standards for materials, processes and test reporting. Review product and process non-conformance and recommend remedial actions. Develop Quality Assurance plans and other required process control procedures to insure processes, work in progress and Laboratory systems meet CLIA’88 standards for quality systems. Encourages professional growth and development of staff. Plans and implements the overall laboratory policies, procedures, and services. Ensures efficient and effective departmental operations. Performs a variety of tasks. Leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
Bachelor’s degree in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science, or medical technology from an accredited institution, or an associate degree in a laboratory science, or medical laboratory technology from an accredited institution or meet grandfather requirements under CLIA’88 personnel requirements
Minimum of five (5) years experience in a medical laboratory required. Finger and manual dexterity to handle small equipment; verbal ability to communicate with patients. Clerical accuracy in labeling specimens and completing requisitions for reference laboratories. Precision and accuracy to perform Laboratory procedures. Keen judgment to evaluate information against measurable criteria in the performance of tests. Visual acuity to read instructions and examine specimens. Form perception and color discrimination to identify cells and micro-organisms. Manual dexterity to operate equipment. Guide the Section Supervisor in resolving equipment problems, oversees the teaching and evaluation of students and new employees and has expertise with specific Laboratory procedures or Laboratory instrumentation.
Registration as an MT(ASCP) or equivalent preferred