SENIOR LAB CONTROL TECH/40 HOURS/eve shift 3:30pm - 12A. Rotate weekends and holidays/PATHOLOGY/BWH

Boston, MA | Laboratory Assistant/Technician

Overview

Responsible for the smooth flow of specimens through the laboratory operations area with the knowledge and understanding of the urgency and importance of the specimens being processed. Interacts with a diverse group of personnel from the various laboratories who use the central area for the receiving, preparation and processing of specimens. Assists Supervisor and Coordinator as needed.

  1. Processes specimens for testing:

a. Accessions specimens. Performs specimen receipt in SQ, and other log-in procedures, making certain all pertinent information is included in the process. Makes certain all "stat" and other priority samples are processed first.

b. Labels specimens and properly forwards them for testing. Makes certain the number and color of tubes is correct. Makes certain "stat" specimens are readied for processing first. Alerts bloods gas technician when specimen is ready for testing. Delivers "superstat" samples.

c. Processes specimens by centrifugation/8100 as needed. Makes certain specimens are spun in order of their priority. Scans non-8100 specimen numbers into computer for monitoring of turnaround times.

d. Aliquots samples as needed. Makes certain that amounts and types of specimens are aliquoted correctly. Maintains sample integrity per established procedures. Places samples in the appropriate locations for pick-up by other labs or for reference lab testing.

  1. Accessions specimens in PowerPath. Performs specimen verification per Powerpath procedures, making certain all pertinent information is included in the process. Makes certain all "stat" and other priority samples are processed first.

  1. Ensures the smooth operation of the Roche 8100 Pre-Analytic Analyzer (8100)

a. Performs maintenance as required

b. Troubleshoots problems, calls for service as needed and reports issues to Supervisor and Technical Director

c. Trains staff on proper function of modules and monitoring of alarms

  1. Responsible for preparing and shipping specimens for Reference Laboratory testing:

a. Must know where specimen is to be sent as well as appropriate container and stability.

b. Must have knowledge of current procedures as listed in the send out SOP.

  1. Responsible for laboratory operations on assigned weekends and holidays. This includes maintaining workflow, scheduling workstations and breaks, ensuring adequate staffing levels, and notifying supervisor of problems requiring further attention.

  1. Responsible for covering Sort workstation:

a. Verifies accuracy of tests logged and corrects them where necessary. Maintains requisitions for easy retrieval and scanning

b. Notifies providers of collection or processing errors and enters results into the computer.

c. Performs troubleshooting duties for coordinators and clinicians.

d. Prints and distributes reports. Faxes reports upon request.

  1. Responsible for receiving, sorting and prioritizing all samples arriving in Lab Control.

a. Makes sure that stat and other priority samples are processed first.

b. Makes sure that all samples are accounted for, time stamped and distributed among workstations per established procedures. Maintains sample integrity per established procedures.

c. Maintains order among requisitions to facilitate timely processing and minimize delays. Notifies technician in-charge of backups.

  1. Assists with canisters, courier and phone as needed. Stores and discards specimens per established protocols. Performs end-of shift duties as directed.

  1. Assists supervisor with scheduling, orientation, and training. Assists with workflow issues and other shift duties as directed by the Coordinators. Answers the phone as needed.

  1. Institutes emergency procedures during computer down time, following established protocols.

  1. Informs Coordinator and Supervisor when workstation supplies are low. Monitors and reports to supervisor, as needed, details on operation of laboratory equipment such as MPA, centrifuges, computer terminals, freezers, refrigerators.

  1. Maintains safety.

  1. Is responsible to be aware of JC National Patient Safety Goals and to comply with BWH and Laboratory polices and procedures

  1. Performs other duties as required.

1. Graduate of MLT program or equivalent preferred.

2. Two years of previous Lab Control experience preferred.

1. Must have overall background in laboratory procedures and detailed knowledge of specimen handling, preparation, preservation and disposal, as well as knowledge of clinical laboratory terminology.

2. Must be able to successfully complete annual competency testing at required workstations.

3. Must be extremely organized and capable of working under pressure and be flexible to adjust schedule in accordance with the needs of the department.

4. Must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to train and direct staff members.

5. Must have the ability to handle questions and give pertinent information on the telephone.

6. Must have the ability to interpret laboratory requisitions.

7. Knowledge of computers helpful.

Indicate requirements and frequency by placing an "X" in the appropriate box.

Work Environment:

Activity

Amount of Time Spent

None

1 - 25%

25 - 50%

50 - 75%

Over 75%

Outdoor weather conditions

X

Extreme cold (non weather)

X

Work in high place(s)

X

Work in confined space(s)

X

Risk of electrical shock

X

Risk of radiation exposure

X

Exposure to blood borne pathogens

X

Flammable/explosive gases

X

Toxic / caustic chemicals

X

Dust or other irritants

X

Grease or oils

X

Hazardous specimens

X

Exposure to lab animals

X

Infectious / contagious disease

X

Cleaning agents/chemicals

X

Hot equipment

X

Noisy equipment

X

Humid or wet conditions (non -weather)

X

Other

Lifting/Carry Requirements of this job

No Lifting required

No Carrying required

Number of pounds

Amount of Time

1 - 25%

25 - 50%

50 - 75%

Over 75%

Lift

Carry

Lift

Carry

Lift

Carry

Lift

Carry

Up to 10 pounds

X

X

Up to 25 pounds

X

X

Up to 50 pounds

Up to 100 pounds

Over 100 pounds

Push/Pull Requirements of this job:

No Pushing required

No Pulling required

Number of pounds

Amount of Time

1 - 25%

25 - 50%

50 - 75%

Over 75%

Push

Pull

Push

Pull

Push

Pull

Push

Pull

Up to 10 pounds

X

X

Up to 25 pounds

X

X

Up to 50 pounds

Up to 100 pounds

Over 100 pounds



Qualifications

1. Graduate of MLT program or equivalent preferred.

2. Two years of previous Lab Control experience preferred.


It is the policy of North Shore Medical Center and North Shore Physicians Group to affirmatively implement equal opportunity to all qualified candidates and existing employees without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, disability, Veterans of the Vietnam Era status; or any other basis that would be in violation of any applicable ordinance or law. All aspects of employment including recruitment, selection, hiring, training, transfer, promotion, termination, compensation and benefits.

Why North Shore Physicians Group?

You’ll practice at the leading edge of patient-focused medicine in one of New England’s most scenic and historic locations. And you’ll make a difference every single day. Make your move to NSPG. We’re one team, with one focus. Join us.


With NSPG you’ll experience:

Excellent quality of life

The North Shore area offers:

  • Communities with varied and rich histories and convenient access to museums, art, restaurants and shops.
  • Natural beauty, handsome architecture and vivid history — only 15 miles north of Boston.
  • 30 miles of gorgeous rocky coastline with breathtaking beaches and harbors.
  • World-class sailing and close proximity to the mountains and picturesque New England.
  • Easy access to a multitude of universities, colleges, and public and private schools.

Clinical excellence

  • Our practices are certified Level 3 NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Homes.
  • For the fifth year in a row, North Shore Medical Center has been ranked a top regional hospital in Boston and Massachusetts by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Our affiliate, Massachusetts General Hospital, is one of U.S. News & World Report’s top three Honor Roll hospitals in America.
  • NSPG and NSMC use the Epic EMR that integrates patient care through the Partners HealthCare System, including Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Career advancement

  • Grow, learn and develop new practice innovations.
  • Continue your medical education.
  • Make academic connections and explore teaching opportunities.
  • Explore leadership opportunities.
  • Develop clinical and administrative career ladders.

A supportive practice environment

  • Collaborative professionals.
  • Patient-centered care model.
  • Leadership that listens and values your contributions and ideas.
  • Autonomy and respect for your skills and expertise.
  • Excellent salary and benefits.

 

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