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UnityPoint Health Supervisor Microbiology, Heme, Coag and Blood bank in Sioux City, Iowa

UnityPoint-St. Luke's

Full Time

Days

Performs analysis on laboratory specimens. Demonstrates expertise and responsibility for one or more areas of the laboratory (Microbiology, Sunnybrook Lab, Point of Care, Blood Bank, and CAP Survey readiness). Acts as a primary resource person for that area(s). May instruct students in the Medical technology Program. Maintains records of performance as defined by the Laboratory’s administrative and sectional operating procedures. Prepares for the accreditation process. Contributes professional laboratory phlebotomy knowledge and skills in the provision and management of care to patients and their families. Maintains a practice environment that reflects the UnityPoint Focus Values, College of American Pathologist standards, and UPH - St. Luke’s Medical Laboratory Procedures and Policies.

Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you matter. Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.

  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.

  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.

  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.

    Hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work at https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org.

Clinical Excellence / Patient Care

  • Accurately maintains the necessary procedures, documentation, and records to ensure the section of the laboratory is inspection ready to meet CAP guidelines and all applicable standards and regulations including the FDA, AABB, DNV, HCFA, CAP, CLIA, and OSHA.

  • Takes responsibility to ensure delivery of quality and effective services, implements, maintains, and monitors, programs for quality control, preventative maintenance, proficiency surveys and indicators.

  • Works with the pathologists and Laboratory Medical Director to designate, implement and perform staff competency assessments.

  • Implements, maintains, and monitors programs for quality control, preventive maintenance, proficiency testing and QIF program indicators. Performs similar functions for non-Lab testing personnel doing “waived” testing.

  • Participates in the interview and employee selection process and completes annual performance reviews for staff as defined by UPH.

  • Orientates new staff to policies, procedures, and instrumentation.

  • Demonstrates technical and operational expertise.

  • Interprets quality control results and instrument function.

  • Completes scheduled preventive maintenance duties.

  • Provides assistance and guidance involving repairs, validations, and function checks.

  • Organizes, prioritizes, executes and interprets workload. Actively assists coworkers with interpretations and troubleshooting and possible follow-up corrective actions.

  • Resource management: Assists and monitors necessary supplies and kit availability for patient testing. Responsible for following manufacturer’s recommended instructions for utilizing testing material and kits. Assists with reagent orders from vendors.

  • Technical and teaching assistance: Provides operational training for coworkers involving manual, automated, and organizational skills for patient testing. Provides knowledge acquired thru experience and training to assist new hires and current coworkers.

  • Be available and help Phlebotomy services draw blood from patients in the Out Patient area located in the laboratory.

  • Targets & achieves results, sets challenging goals, prioritizes tasks, overcomes obstacles, accepts accountability, sets team standards and responsibilities, provides leadership/motivation.

  • Work weekend shifts on a normal rotation.

  • Practices good communication skills with internal and external customers.

Practices FOCUS Values and principles with all customers.

b. Communicates hand-off details to coworkers at shift change.

c. Maintains composure and professionalism involving conflicts with internal and external customers.

  • Unusual conditions/conflicts.

a. Organizes and adapts to changes in workflow due to instrumentation or computer downtimes

b. Provides solutions and technical support to aid in delivery of patient care.

  • Assures patient care in unusual conditions/conflicts is not compromised.

Department Management

  • Assists and monitors necessary supplies, kits, reagents, and equipment availability for patient testing.

  • Maintains and plans replacement schedule for all non-capital and fixed (capital) equipment.

  • Provides training for co-workers and new hires as well as didactic and bench instruction of the Medical Technology students.

  • Assumes responsibility for personal technical and managerial competency and continuing education by attending professional meetings, workshops, UPH Leadership Institutes.

Quality

  • Participates in quality assurance and actively participates in investigations involving unexpected or adverse outcomes; provides solutions and technical support to aid in delivery of patient care.

Education:

Baccalaureate degree with a major in Medical Technology or related science

Experience:

Prefer 2 - 5 years of hospital clinical experience or demonstrated clinical efficiency

Prefer 3-7 years of hospital clinical experience or demonstrated clinical efficiency.

License(s)/Certification(s):

Certified as a Medical Technologist by the Board of Registry of ASCP or equivalent

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Decision making Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.

Multicultural sensitivity.

Microsoft Office – basic computer skills.

Customer/patient focused.

Critical thinking skills using independent judgment in making decisions.

Other:

Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

Requisition ID: 2022-105086

Street: 2720 Stone Park Blvd

Name: 7520 UnityPoint Heath SC St Lukes

FLSA Status: Exempt

External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org

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