Job Description

Location: St. Joseph Medical Center
Posted Date: 5/18/2023

About Steward Health Care
Nearly a decade ago, Steward Health Care System emerged as a different kind of health care company designed to usher in a new era of wellness. One that provides our patients better, more proactive care at a sustainable cost, our providers unrivaled coordination of care, and our communities greater prosperity and stability.
As the country’s largest physician-led, tax paying, integrated health care system, our doctors can be certain that we share their interests and those of their patients. Together we are on a mission to revolutionize the way health care is delivered - creating healthier lives, thriving communities and a better world.
Steward is among the nation’s largest and most successful accountable care organizations (ACO), with more than 5,500 providers and 43,000 health care professionals who care for 12.3 million patients a year through a closely integrated network of hospitals, multispecialty medical groups, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities and behavioral health centers.
Based in Dallas, Steward currently operates 39 hospitals across Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah.
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Under the general supervision of the Laboratory Service Director and according to established policies and procedures, performs various Clinical Laboratory tests in one or more sections of the Laboratory. Analyzes and interprets test results and ensures accuracy of same. Uses technical competencies and judgment to respond and handle situations as they arise. Assists with the Laboratory PI program, ordering of supplies, developing procedures and other areas as needed. Senior technologists assume responsibility for charge duties when the Lab Service Director or Assistant Lab Director is not on-site.

Consistently supports and communicates the Mission, Vision, and Values of St. Joseph Medical Center.

Upholds the Standards of Conduct and Corporate Compliance.

Participates in Performance Improvement activities such as chairing/participating in PI teams, giving input to resolve/improve issues.

Assists in procedure development, scheduling and other areas as needed.

Volunteers to fill shift vacancies and accommodates schedule to meet department needs.

Additional responsibilities for Lead Medical Technologist:
• Serves on laboratory committees and assists with special projects as needed.
• Assists the section supervisor or Assistant Laboratory Services Director or Laboratory Services Director with special projects as needed.

Consistently follows patient care, and facility guidelines and procedures in performance.

Collaborates with inter and intraprofessional colleagues to ensure quality outcomes.

Communicates liaisons, instructs, and dialogs appropriately with health care providers, patients, and vendors on issues such as test interpretation, recommendations for alternate testing, instrumentation and problems with specimens/methodology.

Pursues solutions to technical or personnel problems and communicates to appropriate person.

Additional responsibilities for Lead Medical Technologist:
• Provides clinical orientation and supervision of students and new employees.

Completes annual education requirements.

Maintains competency, as evidenced by completion of competency validation requirements.

Promotes of a culture of patient safety which results in the identification and reduction of unsafe practices.

Uses professional judgment and critical thinking to prepare, prioritize, and execute the patient’s plan of care consistent with patient assessment data, physicians’ treatment plans, and professional standards of care.

Implements measures to prevent exposure to infectious pathogens and communicable conditions.

Identifies risks and hazards to patients through various risk assessments, with actions taken to mitigate patient harm.

Other duties as assigned.

• Assures timely compliance education as requested by the Regional Compliance & Safety Officer and/or through corporate initiatives.

Additional responsibilities for Lead Medical Technologist:
• Maintains and monitors comprehensive quality control, quality assurance and proficiency testing programs.

Maintains competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, trends, and developments.

Enhances the patient experience by fostering a positive relationship with customers. Contributes to improving HCAHPS results.

Maintains knowledge of current trends and developments in the field

Promotes stewardship of hospital resources while ensuring quality patient care.

Ensures adequate supplies, reagents and materials by inventorying supplies, ordering and/or re- stocking supplies.

Additional responsibilities for Lead Medical Technologist:
• Monitors and orders supplies through the materials management system.

• For Lead Medical Technologist – 3 years of experience as a Medical Technologist
• Certification as a Medical Technologist, CLS (NCA), MLS (ASCP), MT (ASCP), or MT (AMT)
• Recent graduates from approved program within the last 6 months must be certified within 12 months after employment
• If certified after 2004 must maintain active credential status to maintain employment.
• Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Technology or closely related science and successful completion of a CAHEA approved program in Medical Technology OR
• Technical, critical thinking and interpersonal skills relevant to area in order to effectively communicate with physicians, health team members, and patients and their families.
• Ability to prioritize work with minimal supervision in order to independently carry out the duties of the position.
• Able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
• Basic computer knowledge; LIS and HIS
• Ability to perform routine and specialized laboratory procedures.
• Ability to work under stress in order to perform effectively in the position.
• Demonstrates flexibility and initiative in workflow management.

Steward Health Care is proud to be a minority, physician owned organization. Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are at the foundation of the care we provide, the community services we support and all our employment practices. We do not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.

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