The Advanced Medical Technologist carries out the day-to-day operations in the laboratory, which includes routine testing, quality control, routine maintenance of instrumentation and troubleshooting. The MT develops, performs, evaluates, interprets, correlates and validates the accuracy of laboratory procedures and results. Testing procedures are performed on a variety of biological specimens and/or environmental samples, at San Francisco VAMC. Advanced Staff Technologist. MTs at this level perform more complex laboratory functions. Duties may include specific targeted laboratory responsibilities or projects such as laboratory safety officer, analyzer specialist, or quality control file maintenance. Duties may include, but are not limited to, any of the following: serves as primary operator on new test systems, assumes responsibility to maintain operations including preventive maintenance and training of technicians and technologists on the operation of the new test systems; assists in writing procedures and other documents as directed; oversight of the clinical training experiences of technical and professional level technologist or technician training programs in order to fulfill educational and professional requirements (where training programs exist); provides technical training and guidance to students, residents, staff and other employees; recommends updated guidelines and policies in compliance with regulatory requirements for non-routine or complex assignments; coordinates the laboratory competency program; and coordinates the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA) laboratory proficiency/survey program. The incumbent will focus on pre-analytic, analytic and post-analytic processes of point of care testing at the Martinez Outpatient Clinic. Assists the Laboratory Point of Care Coordinator with staff orientation, training, competency, record reviews and reagent and analyzer function/troubleshooting. Updates and maintains the competency checklist for the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service as well as the service's administrator for TMS and MTS. Facilitates team or unit processes by working in collaboration with team members to ensure that tasks, priorities, and goals are coordinated with management. Advanced Staff Technologist will also maintain the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Services competency checklist. Works with all supervisors to maintain up-to-date competencies that meet regulatory requirements. Is the administrator for the Service for TMS and MTS. Assures staffing is up to date in each system. Assists staff with password problems and monitors staff compliance and sends periodic reports to supervisors. Works with Lab Manager, the Laboratory Quality Management Officer and Supervisors to maintain competency checklist, TMS and MTS Stays current of all CAP and Joint Commission regulatory requirements and assists the Point of Care Coordinator in writing and maintaining point of care procedures. Stay current of all CAP and Joint Commission requirements for staff competency and training requirements. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8:00am-4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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