Technical Coordinator - Gen Lab/Microbiology - West Campus (8a - 5p)

 
Position: Technical Coordinator - Gen Lab/Microbiology - West Campus (8a - 5p)

Job ID: 163666

Location: US-TX-Katy

Department: WC GENERAL LABORATORY

Talent Area: Laboratory

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p / Full Time

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus is Houston’s first community hospital designed, built and equipped exclusively for children in one of the city’s most rapidly growing communities in the area from Sugar Land to Bryan-College Station, Texas. Located at I-10 and Barker Cypress, our 515,007-square-foot hospital houses the only 24/7 pediatric emergency room in the Greater West Houston area, four operating rooms, 16-bed pediatric intensive care unit, 46 acute care beds, advanced imaging services including MRI and CT scans, a neurophysiology sleep lab, a pathology lab and a full-scale pharmacy.   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 Coordinator -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will provide effective guidance and operation of the laboratory in compliance with departmental and institutional goals. This role also coordinates technical procedures to ensure that high quality laboratory services and testing are provided to patients in a timely and cost-effective manner.

 

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Responsibilities :

  • In conjunction with the manager and medical directors, develops new methodologies and procedures, coordinates the performance of method evaluations to include technical performance ease of use/performance, quality control, maintenance; collate evaluation data for review, and make recommendations for implementation
  • Attends meetings, participates on work teams, focus groups for new initiatives or projects as needed
  • Assists in reviewing proficiency testing results. Works with the manager to resolve technical and performance issues identified by proficiency testing results
  • In conjunction with the manager ensures that QA review adequately delineates the cause of errors and events attributed to lack of understanding or technical knowledge, poorly defined policies, and procedures, etc.
  • Maintains integrity of system, file maintenance, report, label, and collection list printing as related to assignments and requirements for section/shift
  • Coordinates and facilitates continuing education events for the staff
  • Documents staff participation and outcomes from all training and competency assessment. Follows up on training and competency failures and evidence effective remediation
  • Monitors supply expenses and usage of consumables to stay within budget
  • Maintains cost analysis data for Hematology and tests; performs annual review of cost accounting data and makes changes as needed


Qualifications:

Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • BB-ASCP, C-ASCP, CG-ASCP, CLSP-NCA, H-ASCP, HLT, M-ASCP, MB-ASCP, MLS-ASCP, MP-ASCP, MT-AMT, MT-ASCP, MT-STATE, SBB-ASCP, or SC-ASCP certification required
  • PhD in lieu of certification is acceptable
  • 4 years’ experience in a laboratory setting, one of which is in the area of specialization required


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