Lakes Region General Hospital

Req#8949

Req#:8949
Category: Allied Health/Clinical
Location: Lakes Region General Hospital
City: Laconia
State: NH
Department: Laboratory
Schedule: Full-Time
Shift: Day
Hours: 40 hours a week

They are responsible for performing clinical laboratory procedures to include phlebotomy which require the exercise of independent judgment and responsibility in those categories in which he/she is qualified by education, training and experience. Job specific criteria will vary depending on the clinical area assigned. The Section Head is responsible for the performance of testing activities that promote the highest level of quality laboratory processing and analysis achievable. The Section Head must have knowledge of CLIA regulations, maintain competency in the area which he/she is responsible, serve as a resource for the staff that report to them, assist with new employee training, provide technical supervision, review results, assist with coordination and supervision of implementation of new testing and participate in the Laboratory Quality improvement plan. The Section Head is responsible for staff oversight in conjunction with the Laboratory Director.

Training:

Required

Education, training and experience to qualify as general testing personnel in accordance

with CLIA'88 regulations.

Knowledgeable of laboratory regulations and proficient in aspects of continuous quality

improvement.

A current, comprehensive understanding of the concepts of laboratory medicine and

how this knowledge can best be applied, in direct collaboration with the patient care

team, in arriving at the correct diagnosis at the correct time on the correct patient.

Experience:

Varies with designated laboratory section.

Positions that do not require technical supervisor (as defined by CLIA Interpretive Guidelines 493.1449): At least one year clinical experience as defined in CLIA standards 493 under qualifications. Must have enhanced knowledgebase in laboratory area of expertise. Demonstrates evidence of recognizing the value of working successfully amongst team dynamics. Must be knowledgeable of laboratory regulations and proficient in aspects of continuous quality improvement. Experience in understanding concepts of laboratory medicine and how this knowledge can best be applied, in direct collaboration with the patient care team. High level of experience with Laboratory Information Systems. Supervisory experience preferred.

Positions that require technical supervisor (as defined by CLIA Interpretive Guidelines 493.1449): At least 4 years clinical experience as defined in CLIA standards 493 under qualifications. The type of experience required under this regulation is clinical in nature. This means examination and test performance on human specimens for purposes of obtaining information for the diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring of patients, or for providing information to others who will do the diagnosing and treating of the patient's condition. The term “laboratory training or experience” means that the individual qualifying has the training in and the experience with the specialties and subspecialties in which the individual is performing technical supervision. For technical supervisor, the requirement for training or experience can be met through any combination of training and/or experience in high complexity testing. Must have enhanced knowledgebase in laboratory area of expertise. Demonstrates evidence of recognizing the value of working successfully amongst team dynamics. Must be knowledgeable of laboratory regulations and proficient in aspects of continuous quality improvement. Experience in understanding concepts of laboratory medicine and how this knowledge can best be applied, in direct collaboration with the patient care team. High level of experience with Laboratory Information Systems. Supervisory experience preferred.

Education:

Bachelor's Degree in Medical Laboratory Science other science degrees accepted in conjunction with a combination of experience and training (as defined by CLIA Interpretive Guidelines 493.1449).

Certification, Licensure, Registration Requirements:

Must possess appropriate experience, certification or registration to qualify as general testing personnel in accordance with CLIA Interpretive Guidelines 493. MLS (ASCP)/MLT (ASCP) or equivalent preferred

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