The Lead Clinical Technologist is responsible for supervising and performing, specialized technical analysis of blood specimens leading to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. The procedures performed at this level are of a highly specialized nature and the incumbent must be able
Performs and/or assists in performing various Flow cytometry testing including (but not limited to) lymphocyte subsets, CD34 counts and leukemia/lymphoma analysis in accordance with established departmental policies and procedures.
Receives processes, labels and pipettes controls and reagents in accordance with established procedures; completes all documentation and logs information in accordance with set procedures in the laboratory information system. Maintains inventory records; monitors wastage and discards expired material.
Trains and performs competency assessment on other Flow cytometry technologists.
Maintains departmental quality, files, statistics, equipment and inventory.
Ensures the proper preparing, storing, dispensing and periodic evaluation of all solid and liquid reagents to assure the accuracy of test results and satisfy regulatory compliance.
Troubleshoots routine equipment problems or seeks technical assistance, keeping Supervisor(s) informed; Logs scheduled and unscheduled instrument service; Identifies trends and advises Manager on new equipment and service acquisition.
Performs accurate and appropriate testing of specimens received in the laboratory; Reports test results in a timely manner.
Follows established procedures for laboratory quality control, ensures regulatory compliance; documents remedial action taken for detected deficiencies and defects.
Plans work and completes job responsibilities in an efficient and productive manner.
Completes tasks using computer applications such as spreadsheets, word processing, e-mail, Laboratory information system and other database software .
Confers with attending or referral physician on test results and ensures their immediate notification when the critical limits of specified test results are exceeded.
Provides technical assistance in the development of procedures and feasibility studies in setting up new procedures.
Six years of experience as a NYS licensed Laboratory Technologist required, two of which must have been in Flow cytometry in an approved medical hospital or public health laboratory
A Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology (or equivalent experience)
Licenses / Certifications:
New York State Clinical Laboratory Technologist licensure from the New York Education Department required
Keeps abreast of developments of new techniques or improvements in published or existing methods..
Maintains continuing education and attends seminars, workshops, conferences and meetings.
Basic knowledge of laboratory information systems.
Ability to organize tasks and projects work without close supervision to complete tasks.
WMCHealth is a 1,900-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, New York, with ten hospitals on eight campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 12,000 people and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians. From Level 1, Level 2 and Pediatric Trauma Centers, the region’s only acute care children’s hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals, dozens of specialized institutes and centers, a state of the art Telemedicine program, skilled nursing, assisted living facilities, homecare services and one of the largest mental health systems in New York State, today WMCHealth is the pre-eminent provider of integrated healthcare in the Hudson Valley.