Summary: Assist in management of the Laboratory and provide clinical services in accordance with KANA’s mission, policies, and procedures while applying standards of CLIA, CMS, and the Laboratory profession’s best practices while working with clinical staff, demonstrating leadership and providing work direction. Provide expert level clinical medical technology testing services performing all areas involved in pre-analytic, analytic and post-analytic testing; Oversee maintenance of policies and procedures as technical consultant of the laboratory complying with all regulatory requirements.
Support the organization’s mission and goals, quality standards, and patient-centered medical home philosophy. Embrace KANA’s culture of serving the whole person through our provision of services. Incorporate KANA’s core values of Courtesy, Caring, Respect, Sharing, and Pride in all activities and decisions.
Uphold KANA’s Code of Ethics by conducting professional activities with honesty, integrity, respect, fairness, and good faith in a manner that reflects positively upon the organization.
Demonstrate personal initiative and accountability while participating in the department's inventory and budget. Forecast needs, allocate resources, and/or take corrective action as necessary.
Provide oversight, support and back up to phlebotomy staff and their responsibilities including but not limited to: learn and utilize materials management ordering system, learn send-out processing and reporting, perform phlebotomy, specimen collection, and patient preparation when necessary.
Ensure assigned staff complete training, competency, tests, and proficiency testing in all areas hematology, chemistry, microbiology, urinalysis, serology, etc. Ensure documentation is maintained per CMS retention requirements.
Select test methodology appropriate for clinical use of test result, verify test procedures performed, accuracy of each test and test system as it pertains to the specialty assigned reporting and maintaining records following guidelines for Panic Value results and STAT requests.
Establish a quality control (QC) program appropriate for the testing performed with parameters for acceptable levels of performance, ensuring that these levels are maintained throughout specimen analysis and monitor test analysis and specimen examinations through evaluation of QC records.
Resolve technical problems, monitor test analysis and specimen examination through evaluation of proficiency testing and ensure that remedial action is taken and communicated to all testing personnel when necessary
Participate in facilitating patient education throughout the Laboratory experience, reinforcing patient’s continued health care through teaching and/or referral to community agency follow-up
Ensure the ongoing maintenance of a safe and productive work environment.
Supervisory Responsibilities: May provide direct supervision and/or mentorship to phlebotomy staff or other lab staff as assigned.
KANA is an Equal Opportunity Employment (EOE) employer exercising Native preference in accordance with P.L. 93.638. Please contact the KANA Human Resources office at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Science or Medical Technology, or relevant Science Degree that is nationally registered or licensed as a Medical Laboratory Scientist, Medical Technologist, Clinical Laboratory Scientist or equivalent. Two (2) years of general laboratory experience. One (1) year in a supervisor or manager role overseeing laboratory operations and quality programs preferred.
Demonstrated proficiency in analyzing situations, developing, and implementing appropriate solutions; ability to effectively and efficiently make decisions independently.
Strong interpersonal and effective public relations; effective writing, speaking and reading comprehensive skills.
Ability to supervise others, work independently without close supervision, and coordinate and effectively lead meetings.
Knowledge of Database, Internet, Spreadsheet and Word Processing software. Must have the computer skills needed to access and document in computerized medical records.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive Salary and Excellent Employee Benefits!
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About Kodiak Area Native Association
The Kodiak Area Native Association has been providing patient and family focused health care and social services to Alaska Natives and our communities throughout Kodiak Island since 1966. Integrated Medical, Dental, Behavioral Health, and Pharmacy services within the primary care setting facilitate an advanced support system to ensure our patients’ needs are met. KANA is a patient centered medical home delivering the highest quality, team based care to patients within Kodiak and our six remote villages.
The spectacular scenic beauty of Kodiak Island offers a backdrop for an abundance of outdoor and family activities, including world-class fishing, hunting, wildlife viewing, kayaking and hiking just minutes from your door. Its sometimes harsh climate is balanced by mild temperatures and unparalleled wilderness splendor that provides Kodiak’s residents with a unique lifestyle in a relaxed island paradise. Alaska’s Emerald Isle awaits you!
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