Senior Medical Technologist - $15K Sign-On Bonus
Req #: 35942
Full Time
Shift: Day/Evening
Phlebotomy
United Health Services Chenango Memorial Hospital
Norwich, NY
Weekly hours: 40

Experienced candidates may be eligible for a sign-on bonus of up to $15,000.

Chenango Memorial Hospital is seeking a Senior Clinical Laboratory Technologist to join our Phlebotomy Team in Norwich, NY. A Senior Clinical Laboratory Technologist performs the duties of a Medical Technologist as well as the function of the section supervisor. This is a BENEFITS-ELIGIBLE position.

Shift: Days/Evenings
Hours per week: 40
Salary range: $32.61 - $48.92/hour, depending on experience

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Senior Clinical Laboratory Technologist Overview

Routinely performs the duties of a Medical Technologist as well as the
Functions of the section supervisor. Maintaining SOPMs and instrumentation, supervising staff training and competencies, maintains overall operations of their assigned section including ordering, maintenance, quality control, completing performance evaluations, initiating disciplinary actions, scheduling as needed. As requested takes on the duties of the department manager.

Senior Clinical Laboratory Technologist Key Responsibilities and Expectations

  • Continuously monitors staffing levels and adjusts as appropriate to meet various clinical care and financial objectives.
  • Interviews, hires and orients personnel in accordance with policies and procedures.
  • Supervises technical personnel in the performance of routine and complex laboratory testing in one or more of the departments within the clinical laboratory under the direction of the Lab Manager; Evaluates/documents performance of staff and takes corrective action as outlined in Human Resources Policies; Assumes charge responsibility for Laboratory Manager during their absence as requested.
  • Ensures departmental compliance with all relevant regulatory standards; Identifies appropriate internal controls for department and provides mechanism to monitor and enforce compliance; Works closely with various State/Federal agencies as appropriate.
  • Participates in the Quality Improvement Plan; Establishes quality control standards, compiles QC data, and reviews all data to insure the accurate reporting of Laboratory results. Reviews on going QC program data for peer status.
  • Maintains procedure manuals for the department in accordance with NYSDOH, CLIAA or OSHA regulations. Follows CMH, NYS and Federal guidelines regarding compliance, department operations, and confidentiality for themselves and the staff members reporting to them and reports any issues to manager or compliance hotline.
  • Trouble shoots equipment as necessary, identifies problems, and performs repairs whenever possible and/or initiates manufacturer service calls. On a daily basis supervises and /or performs all duties to meet requirements of the manufacturer or regulatory agencies. Supports all responsibilities with appropriate documentation.
  • On a daily basis, reviews completed laboratory data (e.g. computer data entry, completion of all test orders, call list) to insure the accuracy of reports as ordered, confirming that all testing performed is in compliance with current policies and procedures as written in the section procedure manual. Review includes call of all panic and critical levels. Appropriately documents any occurrence that may affect patient care. (e.g. Hemolysis, compromised specimen, QNS). Educates staff on any errors and retrains as necessary; recognizes and interprets as necessary any clinically significant results, insuring the current policy of notification to the ordering provider is met.
  • Enters patient orders in SMS and/or Soft Lab. Verifies all data entry is correct including patient name, provider name, tests ordered. Enters diagnosis codes, provides the appropriate response for the collection of an ABN in SMS if prompted. Verifies specimen labels are complete and accurate. Verifies correct specimen is collected. Receives samples into the Lab system. Verifies provider name and address, call and fax number are entered as required.
  • Co-Chairs monthly staff meeting for department(s) which provide an open forum to identify any issues with need corrective actions and promote communication among staff.
  • Coordinates work on projects with other departments; completes project assignments in a timely manner; Communicates, delegates and oversees project related worked to ensure success.
  • Informs the departmental manager in a timely manner of any operational issues within area of responsibility.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of departmental policies and procedures; Reviews all policy and procedure changes with staff.
  • Prepares and presents information to co-workers/staff after attending conferences and/or workshops.
  • Participates and assists Training and Development in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the continuing education needs.
  • Demonstrate commitment to organizational Values of Compassion, Trust, Respect, Teamwork, and Innovation

Position Qualifications

Minimum:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Clinical Laboratory Technology or equivalent. (Grandfathered NYS Licensed CLT).
  • 6 years work experience as a Medical Technologist
  • NYS Licensed Medical Laboratory Technologist

Preferred:

  • ASCP Specialty Certification.

Employee Benefits at United Health Services

When you work at United Health Services, you become part of our family. We’re proud to offer competitive benefits and compensation to our employees who make an impact every day.

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Voluntary benefits, including cancer, pet, and life insurance
  • 403(b) retirement plan with company match model
  • Immediate accrual of paid time off
  • Wellness program rewards and insurance discounts
  • Employee Assistant Program (EAP) counseling and concierge services
  • Free, extensive online training through HealthStream

About United Health Services

United Health Services is a not-for-profit healthcare system serving more than 500,000 people in Upstate New York’s Southern Tier region. We offer integrated healthcare services across 60 locations, including four hospitals, three walk-in centers, and 22 primary care offices, in addition to home care services and senior living facilities. The United Health Services system employs more than 6,300 people and comprises 600+ providers who are all committed to providing and supporting the delivery of exceptional patient care.

United Health Services employees and providers are “LOVED!” This means we’re Living Our Values Every Day. Here, you’ll join a team that is dedicated to values-based, coordinated patient care. Every day, we outwardly live our Values of Compassion, Trust, Respect, Teamwork, and Innovation.

About New York’s Southern Tier

As an employee of United Health Services, you’ll call the Southern Tier, or more specifically, the Greater Binghamton area, home. Known for entertainment and restaurants, craft brews, outdoor experiences, minor-league sports, family-friendly events, and a keenness for local history (like our connection to the Twilight Zone and our six antique carousels), Greater Binghamton offers something for everyone. We’re a short drive away from the Finger Lakes region in Central New York, three hours from New York City, and just shy of four hours from Niagara Falls, Canada.

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United Health Services in an Equal Opportunity Employer.

United Health Services, Inc. and the members of the UHS System neither are affiliated with, sponsored, endorsed nor approved by, nor otherwise associated with, Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE: UHS), UHS of Delaware, Inc. nor their affiliates, which can be found at www.uhsinc.com.

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Benefits That Make A Difference

While you’re making a difference in the health and well-being of our patients and communities, United Health Services takes care of you. We are proud to be able to offer our employees and providers a comprehensive benefits package that supports their needs today and for the future with a competitive retirement plan; comprehensive health, dental, vision and health savings and spending accounts; wellness programs that empower our employees to stay healthy and balance work and life goals; group life and disability options; and a generous paid time off (PTO) program. On top of that, we invest in you by offering tuition reimbursement and other programs designed to help you grow your career. The majority of these benefits are available to you for working at least 24 hours per week.

These are just a few of the perks and benefits you can expect when you join the United Health Services team. Be sure to ask your recruiter about all the benefits associated with the position you’re applying for.

Why United Health Services?

We are one of the region’s top employers with an excellent reputation for the care we provide. Our pay, benefits and perks are very competitive. We’re compassionate about patients and respectful of each other. We offer you the stability, size, scope and capabilities of big city health systems, but with the trust and familiarity of more personalized care. We’re engaged with our communities. And, we recognize the importance of work-life balance. Discover the difference you can make, here with us, at United Health Services.

About Our Region

Norwich is the Chenango County seat and home to about 7,000 residents. The area offers much to see and do, including the annual Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival, antique shows and the historic Earlville Opera House, as well as a classic car museum and old-time movie theater. Go boating, river rafting or kayaking. Watch pro motocross at Unadilla racetrack. Enjoy good food at many local restaurants. Here too, are welcoming neighborhoods and highly rated public and private schools.