Lead Medical Laboratory Scientist Up to $5000 Sign on Bonus at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 6/28/2021

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Medical Laboratory Scientist AdventHealth Shawnee Mission

$5000 Sign on Bonus

Location Address: 9100 W 74th Street, Shawnee Mission, KS 66204

Top Reasons To Work At AdventHealth Shawnee Mission

  • Providing faith-based, whole person care to Kansas City since 1962
  • Excellent health benefits, an onsite child care center and fitness facility  
  • Tuition reimbursement to support continuing education
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Largest health care provider in Johnson County with three campuses
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits Effective on Day One

Work Hours/Shifts

 $5000 Sign On Bonus

FT Evenings

1400-2230 Monday-Friday

You will be responsible for:
  • Maintains all essential job functions of the Medical Laboratory Scientist.
  • Demonstrates initiative in work and other activities.
  • Appreciates, celebrates, and values diversity.
  • Willingly assists other associates during times of high volume workload.
  • Facilitates all team meetings within the laboratory.
    Responds in a professional manner to customer requests & inquiries, assuming responsibility for seeing them through to completion.
  • Adjusts to changing customer needs by adapting work habits, schedules, or matters of personal convenience to improve service.
  • Assists in setting department goals; developing plans to monitor & meet those goals.
  • Functions as a change agent within the system, assists with planning & implementing strategic goals.
  • Demonstrates & models positive behaviors which are supportive of change.
  • Attendance pattern reflects commitment to job requirements & patient care needs.
  • Shows enthusiasm in the workplace; actively involved in promoting morale, encouraging others, and improving associate satisfaction scores.
  • Seeks opportunities to work cooperatively with other members of the hospital & system though quality assurance processes. 
  • Shares technical knowledge with co-workers; assists with training & orientation of new employees/students & serves as a resource to current staff, students, & physicians.
  • Coordinates the development & implementation of orientation & competency assessment for laboratory technical and support staff. 
  • Maintains confidentiality with respect to employee files & patient results.
  • Delegates tasks as part of effective personal time management.
  • Works independently and is able train, teach, and critique associates in department.
  • Recognizes limitations & asks for assistance/instruction when necessary.
  • Limits personal phone calls & business so as not to compromise productivity.
  • Takes responsibility for own actions; openly admits mistakes & seeks ways to correct the problem.
  • Seeks opportunities to participate department process improvement activities.  Always seeking ways to improve the quality of the services provided. 
  • Incorporates patient, physician, customer needs and concerns into decision-making and organizational action.
  • Utilizes critical thinking to recognize & resolve problems, documents corrective actions and communicates to the team.  Seeks to generate alternative solutions.
  • Recognizes that the attainment of knowledge is every employee’s responsibility & accepts accountability for staying current on all written or electronic communication.
  • Enhances technical & professional knowledge in one or more aspects of laboratory medicine/leadership by participation in mandatory & continuing education opportunities.
  • Takes accountability as primary operator on a large instrumentation platform.  Responsibilities to include training, inventory management, procedure development, method comparisons and quality control review.
  • Uses the laboratory information system efficiently in producing & evaluating laboratory reports/documentation & obtaining information, in keeping with established protocols.
  • Evaluates new techniques, instruments and methods with attention to staffing, equipment, budgetary resources and implements changes when needed.
  • Examines existing processes and workflow to continually look for ways to improve and provide cost savings. 
  • Assist with the specialty area’s budget process.  Provide necessary justification for capital requests. 
  • Evaluates inventory.  Interacts with vendors to ensure quality in supply.  Evaluates new products and kits to save money.
  • Recognizes and supports cost effective ideas and initiatives; educates associates in the application of sound financial and resource management principles.
  • Uses the LIS efficiently to order tests, enter results/documentation, & obtain information, in keeping with established protocols.
  • Continually evaluates workflow processes; develops and implements strategies to improve productivity.
  • Understands & utilizes department resources, including department manuals, administrative policy manuals, safety manuals, MSDS & reference material.
  • Utilizes Personal Protective Equipment and follows established chemical hygiene & biohazard protocols for self and associates within department. 
  • Monitors and assists in staffing decisions to meet workload within section area.
  • Assists associates in preparing for annual review by communicating in an honest and open manner.
  • Performs coaching/evaluation sessions with associates on a timely basis to foster staff development and growth in a fair and respectful manner.
  • Participates in and maintains competency requirements for self and those in department.
  • Promote staff development by providing technical in-services and/or other related continuing education programs.
  • Assists in the development of team processes and encourages team participation to maximize productivity and associate satisfaction.
  • Ensure laboratory is ready for inspections. (CAP, Joint Commission).
  • Monitors and ensures that downtime training is documented and staff trained to look for additional improvement opportunities.
  • Establishes and performs preventative/corrective maintenance of equipment and instrumentation. 
  • Reviews and provides any necessary corrective actions with Quality Control results.
  • Reviews and updates core lab using Lean Tools and principles. 
  • Develops, reviews, & revises laboratory policies, protocols & procedures.
  • Reviews and provides any necessary corrective actions with Proficiency Testing.  
What will you need?
  • Computer/Word Processing skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2 to 5 Years of Position-Related Experience
  • Medical Technologist/Medical Laboratory Scientist (ASCP) certification or equivalent or advanced degree and able to meet CLIA’s 88 standards for high complexity testing
  • 5+ Years of Position-Related Experience Preferred

Job Summary:

The Lead Medical Laboratory Scientist works under supervision of the Director of Laboratory services.   Responsible planning, organizing, directing & controlling all activities associated with the laboratory section by shift.  Fosters the integration of the organization's vision and values, and accomplishes the mission and strategic plan through supervision of ALL staff resources.

Performs laboratory analysis requiring a complex network of steps & variables.  Maintains direct contact with daily operations to ensure quality and quantity of workflow.  Responsible for equipment, procedures and methods, which include education, training, development and budget performance.  Establishes & monitors quality improvement programs.  Assist in personnel selection and performance.  Sets priorities and establishes timetables for section.  Establishes policy for department, patient testing and resulting.  Strives to reduce costs for operating budget by using resources to work more efficiently.  Participates in departmental long-term planning and is responsible for section's role in implementation. 

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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