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Technical Specialist

Company: Bassett Healthcare
Location: Oneonta
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Overview Are you looking to make a difference by improving the health of our patients? Here you will find an innovative culture that is patient focused and dedicated to making a difference. We are committed to helping the population we serve, and our communities achieve optimum health and enjoy the best quality of life possible. Recently named a Forbes America's Best-In-State Employer 2022! $10,000.00 SIGN-ON BONUS Available (connect with our Talent Acquisition team on eligibility requirements) Responsibilities The Technical Specialist will coordinate functions and activities of the assigned technical area throughout laboratory system. Reports results, develops, and monitors quality control and test procedures, oversees proficiency testing, quality improvement and equipment and shares in the routine work of the assigned area. The Technical Specialist will meet regulatory requirements (NYSDOH, DNV) for the assigned technical area(s). Performs tests requiring special scientific skill. The Technical Specialist will correlate knowledge and understanding of theory and technical elements of testing to solve problems and answers questions effectively and efficiently. The Technical Specialist will work with other laboratory staff to provide a smooth operating and efficient Clinical Laboratory Department, to enhance the quality of patient care. The Technical Specialist also performs the duties of a Clinical Laboratory Technologist. Coordinates technical functions and activities of the assigned technical areal while ensuring adherence to regulations and service to laboratory customers. Ensures accuracy and timeliness of daily work. The Technical Specialist will establish reviews, and assures technical policies and procedures are observed in accordance to regulations. Reviews all maintenance, quality control and proficiency test results and records to assure established procedures are followed and the proper functioning of laboratory equipment. Takes appropriate corrective action. Participates in the investigation of new products, equipment, techniques, and methodologies and introduces, demonstrates, and recommends as appropriate. Shares in routine work and performs unusual or difficult test and procedures as needed. Direct, review and/or verify work of other clinical laboratory personnel and/or students. Completes the Laboratory safety exam on an annual basis and achieves a score of 90% Completes the Laboratory compliance training exam on an annual basis and achieves a score of 90% Completes 1 hour of compliance training as defined by the department. Attains and documents at least 22 units of continuing education annually as defined by departmental policy. Attends at least 75% of department staff meetings. Review minutes of missed meetings and departmental communication meetings as noted by documentation on the minutes. Maintains technical competence within areas of responsibility by completing annual competency requirements as defined by departmental policy and documented within the department. Corrects and/or reports any safety hazard or malfunctioning of equipment to manager/technical/ specialist/coordinator/charges person within their work shift as indicated by departmental feedback. Qualifications Bassett Healthcare Network follows the New York State and New York State Department of Health COVID-19 vaccine mandates for healthcare workers. This mandate requires COVID-19 vaccinations for personnel working for or on behalf of our hospitals and nursing homes. The New York State mandate allows for medical exemptions and religious accommodations, when appropriate. All candidates who accept an offer from Bassett Healthcare Network will be required to show proof of vaccination as required by New York State. Education: Candidate must be qualified as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist in accordance with New York State Department of Health regulations. Experience: Experience in standard laboratory methodologies required. Previous Clinical Laboratory experience preferred. Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Individuals are required to practice within the responsibilities of their license and perform specific tasks for which they have been deemed competent. Must be capable of using effective oral and written communications skills. Must be able to organize and prioritize workload and direct other laboratory professionals with minimum supervision. Must effectively train students and new employees. Physical Requirements: Position requires extensive standing and routine walking. Must be able to push/pull less than 35 lbs. and lift objects of less than 35 lbs. Color blindness screening is required when performing tests that are dependent on color determination. Licenses/Certifications: Licensure by NYS SED as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist required, or licensure-eligible with a limited permit or limited license as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist. Limited Permit is granted to individuals that meet the educational requirements for licensure except for the licensing examination which must be taken within one year from the issuance of a limited permit. Benefits: Our commitment to our employees includes benefit programs that are designed to meet the various needs across our employee population. Medical, dental and vision insurance Life insurance and disability protection Retirement benefits and more Throughout our network, we take a balanced approach to the benefits we offer. Many benefits are company-paid, while others are available through employee contributions. Specific benefit offerings may vary by location and/or position. EEO Statement We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related condition), age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), genetic predisposition or carrier status, military or veteran status, familial status, status a victim of domestic violence, or any other status protected by law.

Keywords: Bassett Healthcare, Albany , Technical Specialist, IT / Software / Systems , Oneonta, New York

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