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Lead Chemistry Medical Laboratory Scientist

Job ID: 133856
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West Chester, PA, United States
May 11, 2022

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Description

Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

General Summary Statement

Assist in the oversight of the operations of the section. Assist in scheduling and staffing. Act as a point person for trouble shooting and problem solving. Handle phone inquires from physicians and other staff members. Performs a variety of routine and complex tests in all laboratory sections. Demonstrates thorough knowledge of laboratory operations, testing procedures, department policies. Authorized by the laboratory director to perform testing (and result reporting*) in the clinical laboratory for which they have been proved competent. Works under minimal supervision for specimen processing, test performance, and result reporting. Note: *Supervisory or director review is not required to report clinical laboratory results.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

1. Introduces self when interacting with patients, families, visitors or other employees

Demonstrates respect for patient, visitor and employee privacy and confidentiality.

Communicates clearly, directly and in a professional manner. Provides information/facts accurately, completely and in a timely manner. Appropriate telephone etiquette demonstrated

2. Accomplishes routine and stat testing within established guidelines and produces accurate results.

Makes correct judgments about the validity of test results based on quality control data and patient status.

3. Accommodates increased workload at peak times and maintains quality of results

4. Orients and instructs new employees or students in the performance of tests, use of equipment,

and laboratory section protocols as assigned.

Performs testing independently, demonstrating a thorough knowledge of department protocols

and theoretical aspects of testing procedures.

Maintains complete and accurate logs or documents including QC, as required, according to section

protocols.

Assist in scheduling and staffing including call-outs and last minute scheduling changes. Works closely with the section supervisor in scheduling and staffing issues

Uses autoverification and associated technologies to release results where validated. Verifies non-autoverified results before release. Consults supervisor for assistance when necessary

Recognizes critical values and reportable results according to protocol. Reports critical results appropriately to authorized caregivers and documents this action in the laboratory information system.

Reports and documents QA related incidents to the section supervisor and the Laboratory’s Quality Manager.

Understands and performs information system functions necessary for operations

5. Accepts constructive feedback about performance or behaviors and shows evidence of change.

Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for actions.

6. Demonstrates creative thinking and problem solving and knows when to seek appropriate consultation.

7. Familiarity with Laboratory Exposure Control Plan which includes the Chemical Hygiene Plan, Hazard Communication Program and OSHA Blood Borne Pathogen standard and applies standard precautions to work practices and knows how to appropriately deal with chemical or biological spills.

Demonstrates safe practices in the performance of assigned job duties.

Reports any unsafe practices or conditions to appropriate responsible parties.

8. Offers to help other employees by providing assistance when needed.

 

Education Training and Experience

BS degree with MT (ASCP) certification preferred. 2+ years’ experience preferred. Certifications, education, and/or experience must meet CLIA requirements for moderate and complex testing.

 

Licensure/Certification

MT (ASCP), MLT (ASCP), HEW or eligible

Work Environment and Hazards

Laboratory environment; may be exposed to potentially hazardous substances, contaminated specimens, or unpleasant odors.

 

Work Contact Group

Laboratory employees, Nursing staff, physicians, inpatients and outpatients, other hospital employees.

Special Physical Demands

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    We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

    Live Your Life's Work

    We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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