Clinical Lab Scientist Lead - Laboratory
CHRISTUS Southwestern Louisiana
CHRISTUS Ochsner St Patrick Hospital
524 Dr Michael DeBakey Drive
Lake Charles, LA 70601
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•The Section Supervisor helps define the technical objectives and directs the activities of the section (s) in support of testing accuracy, timeliness, patient care and customer service.
•The Section Supervisor coordinates section activities including procedural design for
simplification of tests and workflow, routine and special testing menu in order to meet
the changing needs of the Clinical Laboratory, patient population,
•The Section Supervisor coordinates intradepartmental training, in-service of new
associates and continuous competence of existing associates including familiarity with Laboratory Information System functions and working knowledge of its application to
their specific section, review of departmental daily patient testing as well as quality
control and proficiency testing, arrangement for cross-training of all staff in other
•The Section Supervisor regularly performs the testing of the section.
•The Section Supervisor must continually evaluate staffing needs and services providing
for optimal utilization of the Clinical Laboratory’s resources and continuum of care
·A Baccalaureate degree is required from an accredited college or university. The Baccalaureate degree can be in medical technology OR one of the chemical, physical, or biological sciences OR may have been obtained from 3 years of academic study in an accredited college or university earning a minimum of 90 semester hours or equivalent meeting specific requirements for entrance into an accredited school of medical technology. In all instances successful completion of at least 12 months training in a CAHEA/NCCLS accredited Medical Technology program OR 12 months pertinent full-time laboratory experience/training in a targeted testing specialty is required.
·Minimum of 3-5 years Clinical Laboratory Experience required, including at least one year with primary emphasis in the specific section. 5 years experience is required to oversee High complexity testing. Section Specialty is recommended.
·Certification as MT (ASCP) or CLS (NCA) or AMT is required. Licensed and / or eligible State in which the laboratory is located, if such licensing is required.Licensing is required in Louisiana.