Has professional responsibilities for planning, performing, evaluating and reporting CLIA ’88 waived, moderately complex and highly complex testing. This includes pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical function; leading the day to day work of technicians, and other personnel; performing quality control and quality assurance activities; monitoring and occasionally ordering supply inventory; and establishing and/or maintaining communications with health care providers, and patients, other hospital personnel, professional associations and other organizations.
ANALYTICAL FUNCTIONS: The position accepts responsibility for coordinating assigned testing activity with other laboratory personnel; selecting and running appropriate standards and quality control material; operating the analytical equipment according to established protocols; performing testing, and producing accurate and timely results; demonstrating technical knowledge about procedures performed; applying learned skills in problem solving and troubleshooting.
POST-ANALYTICAL FUNCTIONS: The position accepts responsibility for evaluating testing results in light of results for the quality control material, clinical status of the patient, reasonableness of the results and accuracy; performing computer data entry functions, verifying and approving the results in the computer; taking the appropriate action (specified by laboratory policy) for communicating unusual or critical results to the appropriate patient care provider (nursing staff, provider office, etc.). Maintains knowledge of the age/sex dependence of laboratory testing results and interfering substances that can invalidate analytical results.
Training to include the completion of 12 months in a certified MT program and a bachelors degree in related science.
Certification by the American Society of Clinical Pathology, AMT or equivalent organization. Maintain state MA-Phlebotomist license for phlebotomy. Maintain CPR current certification.
Previous experience required will vary with laboratory requirements at the time.
Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions or diagrammatic form; deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Additional Salary Information: We're a union facility with union wage scale
Internal Number: 1
About Willapa Harbor Hospital
Willapa Harbor Hospital is a Critical Access Hospital located in South Bend, Washington serving northern Pacific County and the greater Willapa Harbor area in Southwest Washington. Our goal is to provide quality, cost effective healthcare to our residents and visitors. WHH is a community owned and operated facility.
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