Senior Medical Technologist
Full Time 2nd Shift
WakeMed Health & Hospitals
Here at WakeMed, the Senior Medical Technologist performs routine and specialized laboratory tests and other procedures for use in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases as well as utilizes requisite equipment, instruments, and computer systems. The Medical Tech. evaluates and reports patient results using considerable independent judgment within the scope of established testing methods and performs quality control procedures and contributes to the maintenance of the laboratory, equipment, and supplies. This position takes a lead role in the development and implementation of new procedures, instrumentation, computer functionality, etc. while assuming responsibility for one or more major on-going laboratory projects or functions or the equivalent - i.e. CQI, safety, instrumentation, quality control, regulatory, administrative, staff development, computer (LIS, HIS, hospital intranet, PC applications), etc. The Medical Tech. serves as a resource in area of responsibility and performs testing that requires specialized knowledge within a discipline and/or crosses disciplines. This position updates knowledge, skills and applies appropriately and maintains age-specific and other required competencies. The Senior Medical Technologist trains new employees in the theoretical and operational aspects, procedures and evaluates their work and acts as a resource for less experienced co-workers. This position also assists the supervisor in review of laboratory reports, procedures, quality control and helps oversee and assure complete documentation of employee training, annual competency testing, procedure manual reviews, etc. The Medical Tech. may be called upon to provide after-hours assistance or oversee the operations of the department in the absence of supervisory personnel and may be recognized as a technical expert in a specific laboratory discipline. Through specialty certification and/or on-the-job experience/education, the Medical Tech. has gained extensive knowledge in specialty area and applies knowledge on a daily basis. This position serves as a technical resource and mentor to the staff, and sees that technical requirements for regulatory agencies are met - CAP, AABB, FDA, CLIA, JCAHO. The Medical Tech also organizes and maintains updated technical resources for the department and oversees departmental proficiency testing. In this position, you will assume major responsibility for updating, reviewing departmental procedure manuals while assisting in the annual evaluation of the technical performance of employees. The Medical Tech. also performs other duties as assigned and works both independently and as part of a team with general supervision, periodic review by supervisory staff.
- Minimum required is a BS/BA in life science and national certification in Clinical Laboratory Science or Medical Technology.
- Requires the completion of Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Medical Technology with Baccalaureate degree in related science field.
- Minimum of 3 years recent relevant experience as a Medical Technologist is required. Preferred candidates will have 4 or more years of experience as a Medical Technologist.
- Appropriate ASCP/NCA certification required. Specialty certification preferred.
- 2nd shift, 3:00pm - 11:00pm
- Weekend requirements: every third weekend
- Call requirements: 1 week per month
WakeMed is headquartered in Raleigh, NC, which is ranked nationally as one of the top ten best places to live for quality of life, and is located just two hours from the beach or three from the mountains. The area has been named one of the fastest growing areas in the country and is located just minutes from the famous Research Triangle Park.
For more information and to apply, please visit us online at jobs.wakemed.org and reference job ID: 23747. EOE