Technical Specialist - General Lab - The Woodlands (11p - 7:30a)

 
Position: Technical Specialist - General Lab - The Woodlands (11p - 7:30a)

Job ID: 159240

Location: US-TX-The Woodlands

Department: WOO GENERAL LABORATORY

Talent Area: Laboratory

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 11p - 7:30a / Full Time / Occasional Weekend Rotation

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands is north Houston’s first true, free-standing pediatric hospital designed, equipped and staffed exclusively to provide care in more than 25 areas of specialty care for children and adolescents. Hospital facilities include 24 emergency center rooms, outpatient exam rooms, radiology rooms, operating rooms and acute care beds, as well as a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU).   To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.   Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

Summary:

We are searching for a Technical Specialist -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will oversee workflow and perform quality assurance duties. This role also may serve as team leader, scheduler, and primary trainer.

 

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Responsibilities :

· Performs specimen testing, quality control, instrument maintenance and troubleshooting and of the associated specimen testing processes, procedures and documentation performed in the section

· Performs routine and special test procedures accurately according to the policies & procedures, recognizing and troubleshooting questionable orders and results

· Manages projects in collaboration with medical staff and other personnel as negotiated by Medical Director; collaborates with medical director as appropriate in applied research and publications

· Performs or assists with the performance and documentation of quality control procedures and monitors and submits timely reports to the supervisor and/or assistant director and maintains validity of processes/results

· Assists with the development of processes/written procedures required for the implementation of new or modified testing and quality program essentials

· Performs or supervises performance and documentation of scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on the instruments and equipment in the section; maintains record keeping system

· Acts as lead trainer in section, assisting the supervisor or supervisor in creating and producing training materials and assessment tools, assists supervisor or supervisor to create and perform annual competency testing and assures 100% of staff is assessed

· Takes inventory and orders supplies in Material Management’s system, monitors expiration dates

· Performs laboratory in-charge duties on weekends and holidays in the absence of supervisorial or administrative personnel



Qualifications:

· Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is required for all employees unless approved for a medical or religious exemption

 

· Bachelor’s degree in clinical laboratory science, chemical, physical, or biological science or applied administration required

· A master’s degree or higher in biological, chemistry or laboratory science may substitute for one year of the required experience

· BB-ASCP, C-ASCP, CLSP-NCA, H-ASCP, HT-ASCP, HTL-ASCP, M-ASCP, MB-ASCP, MLS-ASCP, MP-ASCP, MT-AMT, MT-ASCP, MT-NCA, or MT-STATE certification preferred

· One of the above certifications may substitute for one year of the required experience

· 3 years laboratory setting applicable to their area of responsibility required



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