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Team Leader Core Lab

Company: Methodist Health System
Location: Council Bluffs
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

  • Purpose of Job
    • Provide day-to-day management of operations and staffing in the laboratory section.
    • Job Requirements
      • Education
        • Bachelor of Science (BS) is in a chemical, physical, or biological or medical technology from an accredited institution required.
        • Additional education in management and/or leadership preferred.
        • Experience
          • Minimum three years of progressively more responsible experience in a clinical laboratory environment as a MLT/MT/MLS required.
          • Leadership experience preferred.
          • License/Certifications
            • Registered by the ASCP or equivalent certifying agency required.
              • Medical Technologist/Medical Laboratory Scientist/Clinical Laboratory Scientist (MT/MLS/CLS).
              • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
                • Knowledge of laboratory processes, standards, and regulations.
                • Ability to supervise, train, mentor, discipline, and evaluate staff.
                • Ability to organize and perform multiple tasks, problem-solve, prioritize, and delegate work assignments.
                • Ability to effectively communicate with staff, applicants, all levels of hospital/health system/clinic staff and individuals external to the organization.
                • Ability to read, write, and comprehend various written reports and documents required.
                • Skilled in critical thinking for determining alternative solutions or solving problems required.
                • Strong verbal and written communication skills for positive interaction with staff and customers.
                • Skilled in Microsoft Office - including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
                • Physical Requirements
                  • Weight Demands
                    • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.
                    • Physical Activity
                      • Not necessary for the position (0%):
                        • Climbing
                        • Crawling
                        • Kneeling
                        • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
                          • Balancing
                          • Carrying
                          • Crouching
                          • Sitting
                          • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
                            • Distinguish colors
                            • Fingering/Touching
                            • Grasping
                            • Keyboarding/typing
                            • Lifting
                            • Pulling/Pushing
                            • Reaching
                            • Repetitive Motions
                            • Speaking/talking
                            • Standing
                            • Stooping/bending
                            • Twisting
                            • Walking
                            • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
                              • Hearing
                              • Seeing/Visual
                              • Job Hazards
                                • Not Related:
                                  • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
                                  • Explosives (pressurized gas)
                                  • Electrical Shock/Static
                                  • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
                                  • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
                                  • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
                                  • Rare (1-33%):
                                    • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
                                    • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
                                    • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
                                    • Essential Job Functions
                                      • Perform duties of a Technologist/Laboratory Scientist.
                                        • Accurately perform, evaluate appropriateness, and report tests/analyses requested on patient specimens.
                                        • Perform Quality Control, Calibrations, and routine maintenance.
                                        • Leading
                                          • Assist in directing the daily workflow.
                                          • Maintain appropriate staffing by developing and assigning work schedules.
                                          • Post hours to be filled in conjunction with Supervisors/Manager/Director.
                                          • Participate in interviews and hiring of new staff members in conjunction with Supervisors/Manager/Director.
                                          • Responsible for staff employee relations including disciplinary action and terminations.
                                          • Maintain positive work environment.
                                          • Is a role model.
                                          • Encourage teamwork.
                                          • Provide rewards and recognition to promote staff acknowledgement.
                                          • Conduct staff meetings/team huddles to exchange and share information, problem solve issues, and recognize achievements and areas of needed improvement.
                                          • Standards and Accountability
                                            • Adhere to safety and infection control guidelines.
                                            • Create, update, and revise policies and procedures to ensure compliance with accrediting agencies.
                                            • Responsible for participation in the completion of probationary/annual performance evaluations for staff members.
                                            • Direct observation of staff performance at regular intervals.
                                            • Address areas of concern on an individual basis and at staff meetings.
                                            • Collaborate with providers and other disciplines as appropriate.
                                            • Report issues/trends to Supervisor/Manager/Director.
                                            • Participate in, or ensures preparedness for, CAP-Accreditation Program and other regulatory inspections both onsite and offsite.
                                            • Assure that operations are managed efficiently while maintaining quality.
                                              • Assist Supervisor/Manager/Director in establishing and operating within annual area budget.
                                              • Identify supply and equipment utilization problems and ensure appropriate interventions.
                                              • Participate in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures and/or external agencies and as directed by laboratory and hospital leadership.

Keywords: Methodist Health System, Council Bluffs , Team Leader Core Lab, Hospitality & Tourism , Council Bluffs, Iowa

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