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Medical Technologist 3 - Blood Bank

Work Schedule/Days:  Day / Variable
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Location:  Scottish Rite 
Requisition #:  56322

 

JOB SUMMARY

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is hiring a Medical Technologist 3 - Blood Bank to join our permanent team on a full-time basis!  The Medical Technologist 3 provides timely and quality clinical information and improved patient outcomes by accurately performing laboratory tests and procedures.  Works effectively with others to meet the needs of the patients and care providers. Actively promotes a Lean work culture by performing team member duties to ensure consistent use of Lean principles and processes, including continually seeking work process improvements.  Assists leadership team with administrative and technical support to proactively support the efforts that ensure delivery of safe patient care and services and to promote a safe environment at Children's.

EDUCATION
  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology or a related science is required
CERTIFICATION SUMMARY
  • Certification as a Medical Technologist or Medical Laboratory Scientist (ASCP or equivalent)
  • Eligible for classification as a supervisor by the Georgia Department of Human Resources
EXPERIENCE*
  • A minimum of five years previous experience in blood banking
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*
  • Pediatric experience
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*
  • Must have technical expertise for all procedures within a functional area
  • Requires independent judgment and responsibility with minimum technical supervision
  • Requires strong organizational capabilities, good communication skills and exhibits enthusiasm and willingness to work with others
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*

General

1. Performs all representative activities and accountabilities as defined by the Transfusion Services Med Tech I and II job descriptions.
2. Performs assigned verification duties.
3. Designs, implements, and evaluates new procedures and updates existing procedures.
4. Understands and adheres to Lean principles and process such as standard work and maintaining 5S concept in work area realizing that all processes are driven by the needs of the customer.
5. Other duties as requested.

Technical

1. Establishes and monitors the standards of accuracy, precision, and efficiency in the performance of assays and or the operation of equipment, assists with evaluation and recommendation of new equipment.
2.  Ensures the examination of reporting of patient and proficiency results for the Transfusion Tissue and Apheresis Services Department.
3. Accepts, resolves, or assists in the resolution of problems. Makes the decision to contact the Operation Supervisor/Manager if necessary. Updates the Operation Supervisor of all related issues.
4. Assesses the plausibility of testing results through correlation of data with common physiological conditions. Consult with the Medical Director(s) with specialty related questions.
5. Oversees specimen transfer for outside testing and/or consultation.
6. Oversees quality control and implements corrective action when indicated.

Administrative
1. Assists with staff schedule that maintains a minimum of two deep coverage and that operates within budgetary restraints.
2. Assists with reconciling billing as assigned.
3. Assists with auditing daily, weekly and monthly activity reports. Consults with Laboratory Quality Department on facilitating corrective actions as indicated.
4. Assists operations supervisor and manager with annual performance evaluations.

Training
1. Oversees the training, staff development, and or competency programs for the department. Communicates to the Operations Supervisor status of requirments.
2. Promotes a cooperative environment between new employees and staff providing a positive learning atmosphere.
3. Presents practical information to staff through various methods such as bench experience, shadowing, handouts, and case studies. 

Instrument and Equipment
1. Oversees records of all instrument maintenance, whether performed in-house or under a service contract.
2. Notifies the supervisor of any instrument, calibration, or linearity issues.
3. Verifies that all daily, weekly, and monthly maintenance is performed and documented as scheduled.
4. Serves as the Transfusion Tissue and Apheresis Service department's instructor on issues concerning instrument function, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
5. Project manages the validation, precision, and correlation studies of new methods for existing and new instrumentation.
6. Performs or assists in all instrument troubleshooting.
7. Monitors instrument reagent and supplies inventories, in conjunction with the supervisors’ orders as necessary.
8. Works closely with Laboratory Quality to ensure that regulatory and quality processes are maintained.
9. Serves as the primary contact with instrument vendors regarding troubleshooting and interface issues.
10. Acts as the department liaison between appropriate laboratory information system representative regarding interface issues. As directed, develops and maintains expertise in interface software. Troubleshoots issues related to instrument interfaces associated with the Information Systems and EPIC.

SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITIES*

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

 

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS*
Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance
Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Sitting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Standing - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Walking - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
WORKING CONDITIONS*
Definite potential for exposure to blood and body fluids

 

About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 20 neighborhood locations and a total of 673 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been recognized as a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, a Best Place for Working Mothers, and as a top employer for diversity and millennials.  We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values.  We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

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Address:  1001 Johnson Ferry Road NE, Atlanta, GA  30342
Function:  Allied Health - Laboratory Services


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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