Chemistry, Lead Medical Technologist, Day Shift | Permanent |

Client Overview:

Our client, a 622-bed teaching hospital near Charlottesville, Virginia is currently looking for a Lead Chemistry Medical Technologist to test in their busy core laboratory department. This is a day shift role.

 

Salary Range: $54,000-87,000

Along with a competitive salary, this teaching hospital offers health insurance, retirement plans, flexible spending accounts, and paid time off. They also offer a benefit for child and elder care, talent development services, and wellness benefits, proving they support the happiness and health of their employees and their families.

Nestled along the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville boasts world-renowned historic sites, scenic parks and waterways for outdoor adventures, fun activities for families, vibrant arts and culture, great shopping spots, guided tours as well as accessible experiences for visitors with different abilities and needs. Delight in the finest restaurants, attend events, stroll the brick-lined Downtown Mall or taste fruits and wine at more than 30 orchards and vineyards. Apart from its picturesque setting, Charlottesville also serves as the economic, cultural, and educational center of a multi-county region in Central Virginia. Virginia is for you!

Overview:

Discover the presence or absence of disease and provide data that help physicians determine the best treatment for the patient. Specialty areas of laboratory medicine include clinical chemistry, hematology, transfusion services, clinical immunology, clinical microbiology, serology and the emerging field of molecular diagnostics.

 

Skill Requirements:

  • Calibrate, operate, troubleshoot and maintain the equipment
  • Dexterity and good eye-hand coordination are required to collect and prepare specimens
  • Lab safety and infection prevention is of paramount importance

 

Responsibilities may include but not be limited to:

  • Performing testing in any and/or all of the following areas of the lab: clinical chemistry, hematology, transfusion services (blood bank), clinical immunology, clinical microbiology, serology, and the emerging field of molecular diagnostics.
  • Matching computer orders with specimen labeling; sorting specimens; checking labeling; logging specimens; arranging reports for delivery; Maintaining quality results verify and equipment function, troubleshooting, calibrating equipment and monitoring quality control measures and protocols
  • Participating in staff training and educational opportunities; Identifying and communicating abnormal patient conditions reports mandated information to the public health department or other designated officials
  • Contributing to a safe and secure environment, following established standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations
  • Maintaining patient confidence by keeping laboratory information confidential

 

Education and Certification:

  • Bachelor's degree in science
  • MLS(ASCP) certification or equivalent
  • Five (5) years experience

 

HealthCare Connections, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, pregnancy, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or other protected status pursuant to law. #IND

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