The VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System is recruiting for a Supervisory, Medical Technologist (Point of Care). The Supervisory, Medical Technologist (Point of Care) with function in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service. Incumbent is responsible for the overall supervision of the Point of Care Section including inpatient and outpatient operations. Prepares work schedules and assigns duties to subordinates to assure efficient and timely performance of all tests and procedures. Implements the performance of CAP survey unknown specimens by technicians/technologists in the Section, and prepares the appropriate work sheets for the Service Quality Assurance Manager. Documents corrective action taken on out-of-range CAP survey results. Assures that all employees under his/her supervision are aware of and abide by the appropriate hospital and laboratory policies and regulations. Takes responsibility for the quality control program for the Section, assures that appropriate records are maintained, and investigates complaints from the hospital staff concerning questionable results. Assures that all standards of the American College of Pathologists (CAP) and The Joint Commission (TJC) are practiced at all times in the Section, and that the section will qualify for accreditation by CAP. As applicable, serve on assigned medical center committees and will be responsible for providing any pertinent data required by the committee. The incumbent manages routine personnel matters related to the Unit, such as performance appraisals and awards, disciplinary actions, recruitment and competency assessment. The supervisor also participates in succession planning and reviews human resource utilization. Authorizes procurement of the supplies, reagents, and consumables from appropriate contractors. The supervisor ensures that a sufficient level of inventories for necessary reagents and materials is maintained. Since Laboratory units requires various extremely delicate and perishable biological reagents, the supervisor's constant surveillance on supply is of paramount importance. Responsible for the maintenance of all required records and review of invoices to ensure that the section remains within budget. Responsible for implementing and monitoring the compliance of mandatory safety programs within the Unit, and provides recommendations for improvement of the safety programs to the Laboratory Safety Officer. Responsible for designing and implementing instrument validations and correlations. Assures that all specimens are processed by trained personnel in a timely and efficient manner with a minimum amount of error Reviews all of the results for correctness as required by regulatory agencies (CAP, TJC, FDA) and directs involved technicians/technologists/ operators in the correction of errors, and notifies attending physicians as appropriate. Provides technical guidance to technicians/technologists/operators when problems occur. Verifies the quarterly LMIP report for the Section. Designs and prepares appropriate instrument maintenance logs, reviews these logs monthly, and assures that proper routine maintenance is being done by technicians/technologists/operators. Writes and updates procedure manuals applicable to the assigned laboratory section. Trains lower grade technicians/technologists/operators in the use of new procedures and instrumentation in the Section. Works as a technologist as needed and accomplishes duties specifically assigned to the technologist in the Section supervised. Performs, as needed, all manual and automated tests within the laboratory section. Calibrates, standardizes, and adjusts the instruments; verifies correct instrument operation using established procedures and quality control checks; and identifies the cause of common problems and makes simple repairs. Coordinates and facilitates operations/testing/training/competency for various services within the main Medical Center and surrounding outpatient facilities. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday from 7:30a to 4:00p Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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