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Medical Technologist Specialist

Company: Riverside Health System
Location: Newport News
Posted on: September 14, 2023

Job Description:

Newport News, Virginia

For over 100 years, at Riverside Health System, we have made it our mission to care for others as we would care for those we love.

Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, Virginia is currently seeking a full-time Technical Specialist (MT/MLS).

Works under the supervision of the supervisor and/or manager in the area of responsibility or the Laboratory Director depending on the facility organizational chart. This position performs technical procedures in the laboratory with excellence and participates in all technical aspects of test quality control, performance, review, and documentation. Also serves as a resource for instrument maintenance and troubleshooting with proper documentation. The technical specialist assists in the quality assurance program by collecting and analyzing data in conjunction with the supervisor and/or manager and assisting with the implementation of systems improvements. The position participates in all aspects of Proficiency testing and in maintaining a constant state of readiness in the department to meet all Standards for accreditation from College of American Pathologist (CAP), DNV, State, OSHA, CLIA, etc. The technical specialist assists in the training of new and existing personnel as well as students. The technical specialist may also be responsible for managing the clinical rotations of the MT/MLT students. The technical specialist may be asked to assist in the writing of Standard operating procedures, and employee competency evaluations. The technical specialist assists in the inventory and purchase of required supplies utilizing cost savings initiatives whenever possible. Other duties may include staff scheduling. The technical specialist adheres to hospital and departmental policies and procedures; maintains a professional demeanor and exhibits a positive attitude. May perform other duties as assigned.

What you will do

  • Responsible for ensuring department is maintaining accreditation from College of American Pathologist (CAP),
    DNV and other accrediting agency standards (as required) within the department. Duties include but are not limited
    to: validation testing, performance of proficiency samples, preventative maintenance, QC documentation,
    Temperature Checks, method comparisons, etc. Demonstrates compliance with laboratory QA/QI program.
  • Maintains a safe environment by complying with RHS policies/procedures/regulatory requirements that support the
    Patient Safety Goals and Quality Initiatives. Recognizes and reports variances and provides resolutions.
    Uses appropriate protective equipment, body mechanics and follows safety guidelines and procedures; identifies
    and acts to resolve variances or suspected non-compliance to management.
  • Demonstrate reliability and flexibility in meeting the needs of the customer, RHS and Department. Demonstrates a
    sense of urgency to facilitate positive customer service throughout the department/facility.
  • Demonstrates ability to recognize, respond and communicates collaboratively with physician regarding variances
    in laboratory operations and patient data. Demonstrates the ability to build collaborative professional relationships
    with a multi-disciplinary team to support patient care needs.
  • Demonstrates understanding and knowledge of the technology systems necessary for efficient department
    operations. Takes responsibility for equipment, instrumentation and technology to maintain and ensure
  • Performance of testing completed accurately to ensure quality patient care to include preanalytic, analytic and
    postanalytic phases.
  • Participates positively in training and support of all team members, volunteers, and students.

    • Bachelors degree in Medical Laboratory Technology;Clinical Lab Science or equivalent degree in health science. Alternative must meet eligibility requirements for ASCP. (Required)
    • MT or MLS certification with ASCP or AMT (Required)
    • Minimum of 2 years of experience in clinical laboratory required. Ability to operate technology/equipment consistent with current industry standards. Working knowledge of computers with proficiency utilizing office programs such as Microsoft office. (Required)


      As a Riverside Health System team member, our benefits have you covered:

      Health & Wellness:
      • Medical Plan Options
      • Vision and Dental plans (including orthodontic care)
      • Wellness & fitness center discounts
      • Onsite pharmacy and delivery options
      • Riverside Health System services discount
      • Flexible spending and savings accounts
      • Healthy lifestyle incentives

        Peace of Mind:
        • Group Term Life and AD&D Insurance
        • Short Term Disability
        • Whole Life Insurance
        • Critical Illness Insurance
        • Accident Insurance
        • Legal Insurance
        • Pet Insurance

          Financial Support:
          • CEUs (MedBridge Education)
          • 403(b) Savings Plan (Immediate Matching)
          • Specialty Certification Financial Assistance
          • Company Wide Bonus Program
          • Employee Help Fund

            Work-Life Balance:
            • Paid Time Off (full- and part-time team members)
            • Extended illness bank
            • Employee Assistance Program
            • Adoption Assistance
            • Area retail discounts
            • Community involvement opportunities

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