ChristianaCare is recruiting for a Medical Laboratory Scientist II. This is a day shift position. Every third weekend required with flexibility for additional weekends. Two to three holidays per year required.
As the Medical Laboratory Scientist II, you will perform laboratory testing and associated activities to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. You will also be an advisor and resource to lab staff on technical and operational issues.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Advises technical staff on technical and operational issues; guides and assists staff in the performance of laboratory procedures, as needed.
Advises clerical staff on clerical and operational issues; guides and assists staff in the performance of clerical procedures, as needed.
Assesses lab workload and establishes priorities for staff, as necessary.
Reviews and evaluates quality control data; investigates quality control and calibration problems for lab instrumentation.
Provides input to supervisor regarding staff performance for evaluations.
Assists supervisor, technical specialists, and manager in preparing for regulatory and accreditation agency inspections.
Performs supply inventory and orders supplies, as directed.
Attends technical meetings, as needed.
Attends offsite instrument or middleware training programs in anticipation of being a key operator. Transfers knowledge and assists with the training/cross-training of employees and students.
Communicates technical and operational information effectively, as needed. Excels in all duties of a Medical Laboratory Scientist including performing test procedures accurately as listed in the procedure manuals.
Verifies specimen identification, processes test orders, adheres to established turnaround times, documents calls and verifies critical values.
Performs and records all scheduled instrument preventive maintenance procedures. Performs basic troubleshooting and calls appropriate hotlines, and documents.
Packages specimens for internal and/or commercial laboratory, as well as research study pickups.
Follows all CCHS and laboratory safety policies. Reviews laboratory safety manual annually
Cooperates with supervisors and co-workers and maintains a good rapport with other departments. Presents a professional, well-groomed appearance at all times. Answers the telephone courteously and promptly.
Participates in quality assurance as directed by section manager.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
BS in Medical Technology or Medical Laboratory Science
At least two years of medical technology or medical laboratory science experience
ASCP Certification preferred
Internal Number: JR56659
About ChristianaCare Health System
ChristianaCare Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are ...positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.