Medical Laboratory Scientist | Point of Care Testing | Day Shift | $10,000 Sign On Bonus

Job Requisition #: JR71195

End Date: 3/8/2024

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Laboratory

Shift: Morning Shift, No Rotation

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ChristianaCare is currently recruiting for a Medical Laboratory Scientist I to be a part of the Point of Care Testing laboratory team. Their primary function is to perform and/or support Point of Care Testing (POCT) test procedures on the laboratory approved POCT test menu, and associated activities to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. The scientist also supports acute hospital and ambulatory POCT activities of non-laboratorians across the system, as needed. This position will work Monday - Friday 7:30am - 4:00pm. There is no requirement to work weekends or holidays at this time.

Responsibilities:

  • Performs all test procedures accurately as listed in the POCT procedure manual.

  • Able to validate, set-up, install and maintain all POCT devices and software supported by the system.

  • Follows established quality control procedures, documenting corrective action as necessary.

  • Collaborates with Nursing colleagues to ensure accuracy and reliability of POCT test systems.

  • Presents educational material to key stakeholders. Good oral and written communication skills are essential for the role. Assists with initial, six-month training and/or annual competency (as appropriate), along with completion of documentation for new employees, POCT superusers and/or POCT end-users.

  • Orders, maintains and distributes supplies for training, QC and/or competency assessments.

  • Coordinates POCT proficiency testing performance and reporting (as required) for the organization. Reviews proficiency results and facilitates corrective actions, as appropriate.

  • Conducts review (at appropriate intervals) of temperature, humidity and QC records created and maintained by POCT sites/nursing units.

  • Participates in coordination of annual operator POCT competency through Learning Space.

  • Performs and records all scheduled instrument preventive maintenance procedures.

  • Follows all ChristianaCare and laboratory safety policies. Reviews laboratory safety manual annually.

  • Cooperates with colleagues and maintains a good rapport/positive interactions with other departments. Presents a professional, well-groomed appearance at all times. Willing and able to travel/work at any campuses/outpatient locations, as directed.

  • Answers the telephone courteously and promptly. Provides troubleshooting guidance/advice to POCT end-users regarding POCT equipment and processes. Investigates and facilitates repair and return/replacement of POCT devices to the manufacturer, as applicable. Maintains record of communications/correspondence with vendor technical support.

Education and experience requirements:

  • BS in Medical Technology or Medical Laboratory Science

  • BS in a chemical, physical, biological science

Special requirements:

ASCP eligible or equivalent

When you become an employee at ChristianaCare, you are joining a robust healthcare organization that truly cares about their patients and their caregivers. For the second consecutive year, Forbes magazine has ranked ChristianaCare as one of the best large health systems to work for in the United States! Guided by excellence and love, our Caregivers enjoy a multitude of employee benefits that include:

  • Full Medical, Dental, Vision and other insurance benefits

  • 403 (b) with an employer match

  • Diverse and Inclusive culture

  • Generous paid time off with annual roll-over and opportunities to cash out

  • 12 week paid parental leave

About Christiana Care:

ChristianaCare, headquartered in Wilmington, DE employs over 13,000 caregivers with three acute care hospitals (1,336 beds), extensive network of primary care and outpatient specialty services, home health care, urgent care centers and free-standing emergency department. We have locations in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Our Christiana campus offers a Level I trauma center, Level III neonatal intensive care unit, comprehensive stroke center and regional centers of excellence in heart and vascular care, cancer care and women's health. ChristianaCare is ranked by Healthgrades as one of America's 50 Best Hospitals and continually ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek, and other national quality ratings. We're a nonprofit teaching health system with more than 260 residents and fellows.

EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

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At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

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We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.

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ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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