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Position Details

Department: PCH-MAIN | Lab Special Chemistry
Category: Laboratory/Pathology
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 691901
Date Posted: 8/16/2022
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

Posting Note: This is an onsite full time, salaried position. This position works closely with PhD Chemist Section Director to lead the design, development, optimization, validation and delivery of integrated mass spectrometry-based high throughput clinical testing. Duties include training, competency assessments, policy/procedure reviews, quality assurance, equipment maintenance, compliance/accreditation, and inventory management. Phoenix Children's has a great work culture and growing! We are looking for an individual who are willing to lead and inspire in one of the largest children’s hospital in the country. Minimum requirements • Bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Science or related field or combination of education and experience • Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) or Technologist in Chemistry (C) ASCP Certification or equivalent or eligible to obtain within one year of employment • A minimum of 2 years of experience performing LC-MS testing in clinical laboratory setting • LC-MS assay development and validation – Preferred • Hemoglobin electrophoresis testing – Preferred

This position works collaboratively with Section Supervisor, Section Director, and Manager to provide technical supervision for assigned staff to ensure high quality daily technical operations. Achieves and complies with established operating budget, quality control, inventory management and regulatory standards. This position receives managerial review of completed work activities from the Section Supervisor.

PCH Values

  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

Position Duties

  1. Develops and maintains policies and guidelines; employs policies and procedures, regulatory guidelines, and professional standards to validate current practice requirements and support of overall organizational values and mission.
  2. Ensures adherence to departmental operating and capital budgets.
  3. Maintains professional and technical competency in all aspects of laboratory technology through constantly pursuing knowledge and self-improvement and remaining apprised of current trends, developments and awareness of latest technology and practices to improve outcomes.
  4. Participates in hospital and department operational and quality improvement initiatives; proactively evaluates systems, practices; assists, creates and implements changes to increase and enhance the effectiveness of the operations. Also, participates in organizational committees as pertinent.
  5. Performs patient testing, quality control testing, and instrument maintenance procedures to ensure ongoing compliance with policies, regulations, and safety guidelines for safe work practices.
  6. Oversees daily technical operations of laboratory section by monitoring quality and effectiveness of work flow, problem resolution and troubleshooting issues, and/or processes to ensure optimum efficiency and compliance with all regulatory and licensing requirements.
  7. Oversees work activities of staff to ensure achievement of established goals, objectives and outcomes; provides guidance, mentoring and direction as appropriate for ongoing staff development.
  8. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Science or related field or combination of education and experience. Required
2. Meet technical supervisor qualifications as defined by CLIA-88 Required
Do you meet this requirement?
1. A minimum of 4 years of experience in field of specialization in clinical settings. Required
2. A minimum of 3 years of experience as Medical Lab Scientist in clinical laboratory settings. Preferred
3. Previous leadership experience. Preferred
4. Pediatric experience. Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) or Technologist in field of specialization ASCP Certification or equivalent. Required
2. Specialist in field of specialization ASCP Certification. Preferred
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) Constantly
2. Physical Requirement - Hearing Constantly
3. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling Occasionally
4. Physical Requirement - Reaching Constantly
5. Physical Requirement - Sitting Constantly
6. Physical Requirement - Standing Constantly
7. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling Occasionally
8. Physical Requirement - Talking Constantly
9. Physical Requirement - Walking Constantly
10. Physical Requirement - Near Vision Constantly
11. Physical Requirement - Far Vision Occasionally
12. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination Constantly
13. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment Constantly
14. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance Occasionally
I have reviewed the qualifications, physical requirements and occupational exposure/risk potential for this position and wish to apply