Technical Specialist - Lab

Position Details

Department: PCH-NW | Lab Core
Category: Laboratory/Pathology
Location: Phoenix
Employee Type: Regular
Posting #: 825086
Posted On: 3/20/2024

Position Summary

Posting Note: Phoenix Children’s is expanding! We are recruiting for a Lab Technical Specialist - Chemistry to join our Laboratory team. $7500 sign on bonus is offered. This is an onsite, system-level, full-time, salaried position. The Technical Specialist works closely with the MD/PhD Section Director to provide technical support across all lab locations in the valley. Areas of responsibilities include SOPs, test system verifications/validations, QA/QC, training and competency program, proficiency testing, inspection readiness, and other technical related duties. This position requires a minimum of 4 years of clinical lab experience in Chemistry as well as ASCP certification.

This position works collaboratively with Section Supervisors, Section Directors, Managers, and leadership team to provide technical supervision to ensure high quality daily technical operations of responsible sections across all locations in the healthcare system. Responsible to achieve and comply with established operating budget, quality control, inventory management and regulatory standards. This position receives supervision of completed work activities from the Laboratory Administrative Director.

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.

Phoenix Children's Mission, Vision, & Values


To advance hope, healing and the best healthcare for children and their families


Phoenix Children's will be the leading pediatric health system in the Southwest, nationally recognized for exceptional care, innovative research and advanced medical education.

We realize this vision by:

  • Offering the most comprehensive care across ages, communities and specialties
  • Investing in innovative research, including emerging treatments, tools and technologies
  • Advancing education and training to shape the next generation of clinical leaders
  • Advocating for the health and well-being of children and families
  • We place children and families at the center of all we do
  • We deliver exceptional care, every day and in every way
  • We collaborate with colleagues, partners and communities to amplify our impact
  • We set the standards of pediatric healthcare today, and innovate for the future
  • We are accountable for making the highest quality care accessible and affordable
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