Massachusetts General Hospital
This position reports to the HLA laboratory Technical Director and under minimum supervision acts as the day to day resource person for the laboratory technologists. Provides training to new employees and provides input to hiring and performance evaluations. Along with the technical director and technical specialist, shares responsibility for the daily operations of the laboratory, including workload assignments, quality control and administrative issues. Performs technical duties and rotate through all areas, and shares on call responsibility. Assists technical director with other administrative activities such as equipment performance, payroll, review of SOPs, ordering and inventory of supplies.
*1. Provides day to day guidance to technologists and acts as a resource person for questions and problems from staff as well as physicians and coordinators.
*2. For all sections of the laboratory, writes new procedures and updates existing procedure manual including technical, lab policy and safety guidelines. Oversees workflow, workload distribution and quality control results.
*3. In all sections of the laboratory, develops or recommends solutions for technical problems as necessary.
*4. Helps to orient and train new personnel in policy, technical methods, and theory. Participates in the interview process for prospective candidates for positions in the laboratory and provides input to Technical Director for hiring decisions. Provides input to Technical Director as it relates to performance evaluations for technical and administrative personnel.
*5. Participates in research, development and implementation of improved or new clinical laboratory techniques or instruments. Is familiar with technical literature and advances in the Histocompatibility field.
*6. Performs work of a staff technologist a majority of the time and shares on call responsibility. Rotates through each area of the lab performing all duties of the Technologists. This includes high complexity testing required for cadaver and living donor solid organ and bone marrow transplantation, blood transfusion, and HLA related diseases and treatment.
7. Interacts and negotiates with outside vendors. Oversees adequate stocks of laboratory supplies and maintenance of all equipment in the serology section. Organizes details of quality control assays to be done when new reagents are received.
8. Performs administrative duties as needed such as payroll, scheduling, and statistical reports.
9. Provides demonstrations and training for residents, fellows, and other individuals as time permits in serology section as well as other sections if needed.
1. Bachelor's Degree in Medical Technology or Clinical Lab Science
2. National certification (preferably ABHI).
3. Four years of experience in an accredited HLA laboratory, preferably with accreditation in solid organ transplant. Competence in antibody screening and analysis is desirable.
4. Additional training in computer operations and networking is desirable.
1. Must have a comprehensive understanding of department policies and procedures, test principles and equipment operation, maintenance and repair.
2. Familiar with all appropriate federal, state, and accreditation agency laws, regulations, standards and policies, as well as all safety and patient confidentiality standards.
3. Ability to lead and train new employees, provide guidance to less experienced personnel, and ensure competency of staff in the serology section. Ability to organize personnel and workflow of the serology section in an effective manner.
4. Possess advanced level of analytical ability to interpret quality control data and resolve technical problems resulting from faulty equipment, reagents, abnormal patient cells or sera.
5. Effective interpersonal skills to appropriately interact with all staff including surgeons, clinicians, and coordinators.
6. Ability to think clearly under stress and exercise correct judgment in performance and reporting of tests.
7. Possess visual acuity to distinguish between variations in stained cells and must possess manual dexterity to work with small instruments and delicate equipment and tissues.
Demonstrates ability to work well under pressure for extended periods of time
Job requires the training and capability to share on call responsibility that may include additional work in the overnight hours.
10. Ability to work independently and collaboratively as a team member
11. Excellent verbal and written communication
12. Strong independent judgement and the ability to respond to urgent situations appropriately
Works majority of time in a clean, modern working environment. Required to handle potentially infectious biological materials, especially human blood and tissue. May require extensive work with a phase contrast or fluorescent microscope. Required to handle some hazardous chemicals and biologicals such as ethidium bromide, fluorescein diacetate, or formamide. Work requires frequent standing and walking. On call responsibility that may include additional work in the overnight hours.
1. In absence of technical director, may be responsible for general supervision of approximately five technologists and one staff assistant.
2. May have area of specialization (for example, typing or antibody screening) in laboratory for purposes of organization, training, and reporting results.
3. Participates in personnel related decisions such as interviewing, evaluating performance, or corrective action
Responsible for efficient use of supplies and reagents.
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Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Years of Experience Required:
Massachusetts General Hospital
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Since 1811, Massachusetts General Hospital has been committed to delivering standard-setting medical care. Throughout the decades, the hospital has had a consistent commitment to advancing that care through pioneering research and educating future health care professionals.The third oldest general hospital in the United States and the oldest and largest hospital in New England, Mass General continues its tradition of excellence today. Mass General has consistently placed among the top hospitals on the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals Honor Roll since the survey began in 1990. In 2015, Mass General was named #1 in the nation based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 clinical specialties. In 2013, Mass General was also redesignated a Magnet hospital, the highest honor for nursing excellence awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.