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Technologist V Section Head - Blood Bank

Company: Ascension
Location: Rochester
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Job Description:

We Are Hiring:

$7,500 Sign-On Bonus Available


In Southeast Michigan, Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital is a full-service hospital with 24/7 emergency care and many surgical specialists. From heart, stroke and lung care to sleep disorders and comprehensive orthopedic services, our doctors and care teams deliver personalized care for serious and life-threatening injuries and illnesses. Our OB-GYN maternity care team offers a personalized birthing experience. A wide range of outpatient services are available including minimally invasive procedures, diagnostic imaging, lab tests, respiratory therapy, and physical medicine and rehabilitation therapy services all on one campus.


Job Information:

Technologist V Section Head - Blood Bank

Full Time Days: 7:30a - 4:00p, QOWE, 1 summer and 1 winter holiday, 40 hours per week

Ascension Providence Rochester - Rochester, MI


Benefits include:

  •           Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and a retirement plan with match
  •           Competitive compensation
  •           Paid time off
  •           Professional development
  •           Wellbeing programs and holistic growth opportunities
  •           Tuition reimbursement
  •           Adoption assistance
What You Will Do:

Under general supervision, work closely with the Administrative Laboratory Director and Laboratory Education Manager toward the effective coordination of personnel and all other resources for the performance of workload. Supervise and assist Technicians/Technologist in the performance of section workload, quality control procedures, maintenance and troubleshooting of equipment, and investigation of abnormal results. Work closely with Laboratory Administration in preparation of staff schedules and employee evaluations. Make recommendations for the purchase of new equipment and implementation of new test procedures. Ensure that section operates within established Hospital and Laboratory policies and procedures for specimens from patients of all age groups. Enforce standards of operation and safety. Promote a positive working environment and maintains professional conduct in that section. Promote a positive image for the Laboratory and the Hospital both internally and publicly with customers of all ages.

  • Essential Functions
    • Supervise and assist technical personnel in the performance of quality control procedures. Ascertain that Q.C. records are maintained in accordance with established standards for all age groups of patients. Supervise and assist in the maintenance of equipment and supply inventory. Recommend, prepare and implement new test procedures. Maintain procedure manuals and make changes as necessary. Make knowledgeable recommendations for the purchase of new test procedures. Make knowledgeable recommendations for the purchase of new equipment and supplies. Ensure section’s participation in laboratory quality assurance program and performance improvement. programs.
    • Investigate all abnormal results from all age groups for validity and reliability. Troubleshoot technical problems relating to stain quality and sectioning. Participate in generating section statistical reports when requested.
    • Participate in interviewing prospective employees and makes recommendations for hiring, promotions, disciplinary actions and firing. Participate in employee performance evaluations.
    • Supervise general operation of the Section. Plan, organize and delineate employee responsibilities and duties, coordinates all employee efforts toward accomplishment of section mission. Ensure that section personnel are technically competent and knowledgeable of, and adhere to, hospital and laboratory policies and procedures. Enforce hospital and accrediting agency safety and health rules and regulations. Observe established safety measures to minimize hazards to self and co-workers.
  • Non-Essential Functions
    • Coordinate resources, supervises and assists technicians, technologists in the timely, efficient, accurate and precise performance of procedures. Communicate with physicians regarding proper specimen collection. Ensure the accuracy of specimen identification from receipt to final disposition fulfilling all internal and external policies and regulations including medicolegal custodial responsibilities. Maintains confidentiality in the processing of all specimens and handling of all laboratory data.
    • Participate in preparation of section staffing schedule and makes recommendations for changes in staffing pattern and manpower acquisition.
    • Instruct new employees and other staff as requested. Supervise staff faculty participation in teaching and training. Coordinate and supervise section teaching program, recommends and implements changes as necessary; recommends modifications in overall teaching program of the lab. Keep current in advances in education methods and acts as resource person to staff faculty. Keep abreast of new theoretical knowledge and technological innovations and recommends modifications where necessary.
    • Disseminate pertinent departmental information. Participate in Section Head meetings and other committee meetings where necessary. Communicate with company representatives to learn of new and improved products in Histology and Cytology. Participate in nursing in-service as necessary.
    • Establishe and maintain cooperative and harmonious relationships with staff, patients, physicians and all others by demonstrating needs-oriented behavior. Promote and sustain a personal/professional growth oriented work environment by taking an active interest in staff development and providing appropriate feedback. Demonstrate effective communication skills by using empathetic and active listening/questioning techniques; accurately, courteously and tactfully conveys information; uses interactive, participatory management techniques.
    • Perform all duties while adhering to Ascension's Hospitality guidelines and policies, as well as established Laboratory policies.
    • This position requires the ability to identify age related differences within the persons served and the adjustment of treatment style and expectations as appropriate, including adjustments based on the person’s served cognitive function and learning ability. This will include taking into account their religious and cultural needs and preferences. 
What You Will Need:

Licensure / Certification / Registration:

  • American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or equivalent certification at time of hire/transfer date required.
  • Specialist in Blood Banking Technology (SBB) strongly preferred.


  • Bachelor s Degree in Medical Technology or a B.S. Degree in related field required.

Work Experience:

  • Five years of experience in clinical Immunohematology laboratory setting required.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.
  • Theoretical background in management and education required.
  • Working ability to perform all clinical procedures and techniques.
Additional Preferences:

No additional preferences.

Why Join Our Team:

Ascension Michigan employs over 20,000 compassionate caregivers across 16 hospitals and hundreds of related healthcare facilities. Our care teams are dedicated to providing spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of the communities we serve. We provide generous paid time off for work-life balance, a collaborative work environment, professional development opportunities and more to help our associates flourish personally and professionally. If you are looking for a rewarding career in healthcare, we invite you to apply today.

When you join Ascension, you join a team of over 160,000 individuals across the country committed to a Mission of serving others and providing compassionate, personalized care to all. Our inclusive culture, continuing education programs, career coaches and benefit offerings are just a few of the resources and tools that team members can use to create a rewarding career path. In fact, Ascension spent nearly $46 million in tuition assistance alone to support associate growth and development. If you are looking for a career where you can grow and make a difference in your community, we invite you to join our team today.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:

Ascension Providence Rochester is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and affords equal opportunity to all associates and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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