Alaska Regional Hospital
Posted Under: Anchorage, Alaska jobs in Healthcare; Healthcare jobs in zipcode 99501
Posted On: 2019-01-12 00:00:00
Alaska Regional Hospital consistently achieves top ratings and recognition for outstanding quality performance and excellent clinical outcomes. To achieve this level of high-quality, compassionate patient care, we depend on the collaborative efforts of our entire team, from physicians, to clinical specialists, and support staff. Anchorage is a thriving community offering plenty of opportunities to have fun. Alaska boasts some of the most incredible scenic beauty around the world and draws visitors year-round who come for a vacation and end up making Alaska home. Alaskans enjoy all the amenities of an urban lifestyle that includes performing arts, museums, cultural activities, shopping and fine dining only minutes from the great outdoors. You can enjoy golfing under the midnight sun, hiking, biking, fishing, skiing and other popular outdoor activities a short distance from home.
Supervise daily operations of Microbiology Laboratory and Staff. Works up Microbiology cultures using an array of standard biochemicals plus test systems including Vitek 2 Vitek MS, and GeneXpert. Maintains and writes SOP's and IQCP's. Develops ongoing staff competencies and relevant regulatory standards. Monitors quality indicators and develop process improvements. Participate in Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee, and other interdisciplinary teams as required. Performs or delegates tasks including scheduling staff, inventory, and quality control activities. Works with the Medical Director on verification protocols for new testing methods or platforms. Assists staff in acquiring skills for their professional development.
EDUCATION REQUIRED AND/OR PREFERRED:
- Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology (MT), Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) or related sciences including a practical training program. Associates degree is acceptable. HHS/HEW must have appropriate years of experience.
- Need to be certified or registry eligible, by providing documentation of certification within 3 months of hire, in one of the following: ASCP, NCA, AMT. Licensure in a specialty area will be considered.
- 5 years of Microbiology experience in a high acuity Microbiology laboratory and solid understanding of Microbiology, Molecular Diagnostics, and Quality Assurance.
- Mycology an Asset.
- Strong Communication skills, teamwork, and adaptability are desired characteristics.