Foundation Health

  • Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) Educator

    Job Locations US-AK-Fairbanks
    Posted Date 1 month ago(6/15/2018 2:38 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-3349
    Category
    Lab
    Facility Name
    Fairbanks Memorial Hospital
    Position Type
    FA: Full Time
    Shift
    Varied
    New Grad
    No
  • Overview

    This position will primarily serve as an educator for the Clinical Laboratory and will help develop an education program for all MLS/MLT staff, new employees, students, and lab assistants.

     

    This position provides operational oversight of all point of care testing (POCT) in the facility, as well as monitoring equipment and maintenance records to ensure quality assurance compliance with all regulatory and accrediting agencies. This position provides advanced practical and theoretical skills as required to perform, evaluate, and determine the reliability of point of care test results and procedures. This position also performs all essential functions of a Medical Technologist as defined by the department.

     

    About Fairbanks Memorial Hospital
    Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is a non-profit facility owned by the Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation. A Joint Commission-accredited facility with 152 licensed beds, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is the primary referral center for residents of Alaska's interior. With a strong patient-to-nurse ratio, ours is a Magnet aspiring facility with a Shared Leadership Infrastructure. In addition to our exceptional clinical environment, our location offers incomparable lifestyle rewards away from work. In Fairbanks, small-town living, spectacular natural beauty and endless recreation combine to create a one-of-a-kind place to live, work and play.

     

    *Relocation, housing assistance and bonus are available for experienced Medical Lab Scientist Educators*

     

    Position available

    40 hours week, 8 or 10 hour days

    All shifts available 

    Responsibilities

    POSITION SUMMARY

    This position provides operational oversight of all point of care testing (POCT) in the facility, as well as monitoring equipment and maintenance records to ensure quality assurance compliance with all regulatory and accrediting agencies. This position provides advanced practical and theoretical skills as required to perform, evaluate, and determine the reliability of point of care test results and procedures. This position also performs all essential functions of a Medical Technologist as defined by the department.

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    1. Oversees all POCT for the facility. Reviews POCT proficiency records and ensures compliance with all quality control and assurance procedures, according to department and regulatory standards. 
    1. Serves as an advisor to identify types and locations of POCT within the facility and ensure processes that meet all regulatory requirements. 
    1. Takes an active role in all department quality control/assurance (QC/QA) activities. Assists department management with implementation of new QC/QA policies and continuous quality improvement programs in accordance with regulatory standards. 
    1. Serves as the department education coordinator. Schedules, trains, and evaluates students in technical education programs for clinical rotations/externships in cooperation with laboratory area supervisors and other clinical staff. 
    1. Performs all duties of a Medical Technologist as defined by the department. 

    Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Provides all customers of Foundation Health with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core and leader behaviors each and every day.

    Qualifications

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    Students may be hired at the job title equivalent to their future certification under the following conditions:

     

    Student is enrolled in a clinically recognized program (MLS), Student’s Clinical rotation in the core area must be completed prior to working in that core area and Student must complete program and pass certification test within one year of hire. Where no certification is available a Bachelor’s Degree with two years of experience is required. MLS/ASCP certification or equivalent. (Equivalent is defined as ASCP, AMT, HEW, AAB.) If no current U.S. certification, it must be obtained within one year. Individuals with specialty certification may only work in the discipline of their specialty.

     

    Demonstrates excellent problem solving skills, and high level of self-motivation. Communicates effectively in oral and written formats sufficient to demonstrate comprehension. Use of mathematics, performance of detailed work; working with frequent interruptions, multi-tasking, problem solving, and memorization, Ability to take direction and assimilate instructions quickly.

     

    Basic computer skills are required.

     

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    Bachelor's Degree in Clinical Laboratory Science. Specialty certification in department’s area and Bachelor’s degree in a chemical or biological science preferred with exceptional skills and highly developed interpersonal skills.

     

    Foundation Health Partners is an EEO/AAP employer; qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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