Coagulation/Flow Cytometry Technical Specialist - $10,000 Sign On Bonus
ChristianaCare Health System
Location: Newark, Delaware
Internal Number: JR58127
As the Coagulation/Flow Cytometry Technical Specialist you will be responsible for performance of instrumentation, manual methodology, troubleshooting, and staff competency and understanding of procedures in defined areas of expertise.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Ensures effective technical operation of the section(s).
Evaluates all instrumentation problems to determine level of malfunction.
Acts as reference for caregiver questions regarding instrument performance, methodology issues, and/or determination of manually performed procedures, triaging questions to Quality Control Coordinator, Clinical Biochemist, other technical specialists, section chiefs, supervisors and managers as appropriate.
Acts as a reference for General Laboratory staff systemwide regarding pre-analytic, analytic and post-analytic testing issues.
Maintains Quality Assurance (QA) of assigned sections across all CC general laboratories, completes scheduled QA tasks including method comparisons and analytic measurement range verification.
Evaluates monthly quality control reports for technical sections in conjunction with Clinical Biochemist and Quality Control Coordinator, redefines quality control ranges as needed.
Reviews and validates abnormal test results, assessing plausibility of lab results through correlation of values with common physiological conditions or specific patient symptoms.
In conjunction with section manager(s), technical specialists/Clinical Biochemist and section supervisor(s), prepares section for CAP and Joint Commission inspections.
Researches new procedures under direction of Clinical Biochemist, Manager, Director or Section Chief(s).
Updates and writes technical procedures, in conjunction with section managers and Clinical Biochemist.
Performs/maintains method validation and verification studies for all new and current methodologies used in the assigned sections.
Maintains (individual/professional) competency and can accurately and efficiently perform all test procedures in area of expertise as listed in the procedure manuals.
Assesses competency of all caregivers in areas of defined proficiency on a yearly basis or more frequently as determined.
Adheres to all turnaround times, documents calls as necessary, verifies critical values and specimen identification.
Follows established quality control procedures, documenting corrective action as necessary.
Performs and records all scheduled instrument preventive maintenance procedures. Acts as final decision-make regarding major troubleshooting efforts, calling appropriate hotline as necessary.
Assists in the generation of workload/productivity statistics.
Orders and maintains supplies.
Assists with training/cross-training of caregivers and students.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
BS in Medical Laboratory Science (or equivalent science major); must meet CLIA requirement to conduct high complexity testing
ASCP Certification required
At least five years of experience in coagulation and flow cytometry
At least one year in a supervisory or leadership position
Subspecialty (ASCP) certification preferred
The successful candidate may be eligible for a $10,000 Sign On Bonus.
EEO Statement: 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.
UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.
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.