The Lab Technical Lead coordinates, plans and directs the daily functioning of the lab section. Performs laboratory testing, including waived, moderate and high complexity, to aid the physician in the diagnosis and monitoring of patients. Utilizes professional judgment and critical thinking skills to develop new procedures or methods, educate others and improve systems. Collaborates with all members of the health care team to provide quality patient care and exceptional customer service. Serves as a technical expert to other technical staff.
Organizes and performs laboratory testing in lab areas that are assigned and in which employee is determined competent. Ensures that testing is in compliance with applicable laboratory governing bodies.
Uses critical thinking skills and professional judgment to evaluate test results, troubleshoot complex lab problems and provide clinical interpretations and expertise to other healthcare staff.
Assures quality results through the use and evaluation of control materials, proper instrument maintenance, proper daily documentation and collection and analysis of appropriate samples.
Performs routine function checks and maintenance on laboratory analyzers, troubleshoots and repairs instrumentation.
Utilizes laboratory information system (LIS) and network appropriately and efficiently.
Completes a minimum of ten (10) continuing education contact hours per year or twenty (20) contact hours per two years.
Provides leadership, training, and competency assessment to technical staff. Responsible for technical oversight of the lab section, leads special projects, provides suggestions to improve processes, and serves as a technical resource. Responsible for staff scheduling in section. Collaborates with Lab Manager and Director on employee evaluations within section.
Responsible for oversight of inventory within section, which includes submitting orders for section supplies for daily operations, as well as collaborating with Lab Director on evaluating supply needs for capital budgets.
Ensures that section resources (staff, equipment, supplies) are utilized in a manner that optimizes effectiveness while maintaining cost containment and minimizing waste.
Ensures regulatory compliance of standards specific to section.
Responsible for development of new and revisions to current standard operating procedures in accordance with regulatory guidelines and standards.
I understand that it is not within my scope of practice to handle any medications that I might inadvertently come in contact with, including medications delivered in the pneumatic tube system. If I do come in contact with medications I know to alert a licensed employee for them to handle.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified and employees may be required to perform other duties as assigned
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES
Maintains knowledge and skills applicable to the job through continuing education to comply with current state and certifying agency regulations.
Ability to perform on-call duties.
Attention to minute detail.
Demonstrates ability to positively interact with persons of different ethnic, spiritual, moral and cultural beliefs.
Demonstrates excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Shows willingness to read, understand, and follow all policies and procedures, as defined for the organization and department.
Demonstrates ability to multi-task and work well under pressure.
MT certification through ASCP, NCA or AMT
1-3 years of experience in specific department: Chemistry, Blood Bank, Hematology, Microbiology
Demonstrated success in laboratory setting
Previous leadership experience
Specialist in Blood Banking Technology, SBB(ASCP) Certification
Internal Number: 2468
About Cheyenne Regional Medical Center
At Cheyenne Regional, you’ll work on the front lines of Wyoming healthcare as part of a strong, stable healthcare organization — one with big plans and a clear direction for growth. That means big opportunities for individuals with the right combination of skills, dedication and experience in evidence-based practice.
About Cheyenne Regional
Cheyenne Regional offers a comprehensive line of healthcare services, including Heart and Vascular, Cancer, Orthopedics, Women and Children’s Services, Surgical, Trauma, Wound Management & Hyperbaric Medicine, Rehabilitation, Transitional Care, Home Care, Hospice, Behavioral Health, Medical Imaging and Lab Services.