Coordinator Laboratory FT
Alegent Health - Council Bluffs, IA

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Alegent Health employees are responsive, compassionate, and innovative. They prioritize dignity and respect, never settling for average care, insisting on excellence both of themselves and team members. This is our promise to our employees and our community.

Alegent Health values individual contributions, creative ideas, and innovation. Our employees are why we have the highest quality scores in the nation. We are committed to serving our community by providing faith-based health services with five hospitals and more than 40 clinics across the region.

Our commitment to our patients and their families is high, but the return on that commitment is even higher. We are committed to our employees by ensuring we hire individuals who also believe in enriching the lives of those we serve. If this sounds like you - apply today and join the Alegent team! We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Laboratory Coordinator

Meets all accountabilities for the Medical Technologist position.

Assures adequate staffing for workload by scheduling staff in the section.

Assures that department technologists critically evaluate specimens & correlate results to clinical status of patients.

Assures that staff communicate and appropriately document results to clinical personnel.

Assures that staff operate, calibrate, conduct performance checks, and maintain lab instruments and equipment with appropriate documentation.

Reviews QC, Activity Reports, corrected/exception reports with feedback to staff & OD.

Appropriately documents staff performance with Personal Performance Improvement Plan when necessary. Works as needed as bench MT.

Assures that staff follow LEAN principles, Standard work, laboratory procedures, policies and job guidance sheets.

Regularly rounds on dept several times daily to ensure compliance with LEAN processes.

Performs LEAN audits and takes appropriate action.

Assures that department defined turnaround times are met by working collaboratively with all aspects of the process.

Listens to staff input and takes steps to improve processes.

Assures that staff follow CAP and all regulatory guidelines. Assigns and evaluates proficiency testing.

Demonstrates consistent adherence to national patient safety goals. Works with management to assure adequate staffing for workload.

Holds staff meetings minimum of one per month assuring staff of all pertinent communication in lieu of manager. Documents staff competency.

Maintains a professional knowledge base of laboratory science by accumulating the minimum CEUs required per year .

Participates in departmental meetings, inservices, & committees, quality assurance, safety, infection control.

Experience Preferred:
Minimum of two years of progressive experience in clinical laboratory science.

Education/Licensure

A minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Medical Technology or a related field is required.

Registered by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists as a Medical Lab Tech or Medical Technologist within 12 months of hire.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
Must possess a good grasp and knowledge base of clinical laboratory science; strong knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and professional standards, CAP; strong quality control background; excellent communication skills and interpersonal skill-set; and good planning and implementation skills. Must demonstrate personal traits of motivation, responsibility, team orientation, and professionalism.

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