Lead REI/ART Lab Technician - (1.0 FTE, Days)
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1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Day Shifts
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford is the heart and soul of Stanford Children’s Health. Nationally ranked and internationally recognized, our 311-bed hospital is devoted entirely to pediatrics and obstetrics. Our six centers of excellence provide comprehensive services and deep expertise in key obstetric and pediatric areas: brain & behavior, cancer, heart, pregnancy & newborn, pulmonary and transplant. We also provide an additional, wide range of services for babies, kids and pregnant moms.
This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.
The Lead REI/ART Lab Technician ensures REI Laboratory services effectively and efficiently meets the department’s goals while maintaining quality standards and providing analytical services in a safe and cost effective manner. Oversees the day-to-day professional practice responsibilities for the REI Laboratory, as well as establishing staff schedules, facilitate balance in work flow, and provides guidance to other Laboratory Staff on standard methodologies, best practices, and guidelines.
The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.
Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Service Standards of the Hospital(s).
Plans the work of others; assigns and distributes work to others; reviews and checks the work of others; approves the work of others; provides input into Directors’ actions, including feedback to supervisor on employee performance; orients and trains employees; may establish or recommend work unit policies and procedures.
Coordinates daily functions for smooth operation of the REI Lab with regards to technical advice, workflow, and resolving technical issues. Assists in service recovery and triages clinical urgency, as appropriate.
Prepares maintains appropriate work schedules for REI lab staff. Coordinates with Lab Supervisor for lab coverage and smooth daily operation of the REI Lab in our 7 day a week program.
Assists Lab Supervisor maintain lab licensures. Prepare technical submissions for lab licensure such as proficiency testing.
Tests lab semen samples and runs hormones for REI Lab and for outside Clinics.
Coordinating maintenance of equipment (semi/annual preventative maintenance). Coordinating Assay validations.
Coordination of outside vendors for maintaining instruments, researching reagents/products needed for lab use. Working with clinic staff daily to keep communication open on the daily progress of lab tests.
Performs procedures, such as Phlebotomy, sample processing for testing and shipping, sample processing for FDA and genetic testing, preparation of sperm for IUI, SA and Cryo.
Maintaining lab supplies are adequate and ordering more if needed.
Preparing medical records for filing and long term storage.
Works closely with Lab Supervisor to accomplish department and lab goals. Takes lead on issues as delegated by lab supervisor. Takes lead on issues for discussion and implementation.
Coordinate daily functions for smooth operation of the REI Lab with regards to technical advice, workflow, resolving technical issues.
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.
Education: High School Diploma or GED equivalent
Experience: Four (4) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience
License/Certification: Certified Phlebotomist (CPT)
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.
Knowledge of instruments, methods, and materials used in a hospital laboratory.
Knowledge of basic laboratory testing procedures, laboratory precautions, regulatory compliance, and use and care of laboratory equipment in assigned area
Knowledge of lab principles and requirements for testing/storing biological specimens
Knowledge of SART, CLIAA and FDA guidelines for sample storage and use.
Knowledge of Epic and BabySentry.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to adjust communications to fit the needs and level of understanding of the receiver. Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
Ability to perform blood collection procedures using skin (micro) puncture and venipuncture.
Ability to organize, prioritize, multi-task, and adapt to changing priorities.
Ability to establish good working relationships with a variety of professional, technical and nontechnical staff.
Ability to process sperm samples according to SOPs in a fast paced environment.
Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
Ability to work independently and prioritize duties.
Ability to provide feedback to employees in regard to problem solving and lab operations.
Skilled at working with chemistry instrumentation, specifically the Roche hormone analyzer.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Equal Opportunity Employer