Technologist V Section Head - Blood Bank
Posted on: June 11, 2021
We Are Hiring:
$7,500 Sign-On Bonus
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.
Technologist V Section Head - Blood
Full Time Days: 7:30a - 4:00p, QOWE, 1
summer and 1 winter holiday, 40 hours per week
Ascension Providence Rochester - Rochester,
Medical, dental, vision, life
insurance, and a retirement plan with match
What You Will Do:
Paid time off
Wellbeing programs and holistic growth
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.
What You Will Need:
- 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
- Participate in preparation of section staffing schedule and
makes recommendations for changes in staffing pattern and manpower
- 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
- 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.
Licensure / Certification /
- American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or equivalent
certification at time of hire/transfer date required.
- Specialist in Blood Banking Technology (SBB) strongly
- Bachelor s Degree in Medical Technology or a B.S. Degree in
related field required.
- Five years of experience in clinical Immunohematology
laboratory setting required.
- Supervisory experience preferred.
- Theoretical background in management and education
- Working ability to perform all clinical procedures and
No additional preferences.
Why Join Our Team:
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.
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:
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
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.
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