The Chief Technician- Laboratory coordinates and supervises all functions in the Laboratory including staffing, training, scheduling, budgeting and liaising with physicians and administration of the Hospital. Responsible for recognizing results or problems that require referral to the Pathologist.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Ensures that all aspects of Laboratory services are performed in an environment that optimizes patient safety and in accordance with Laboratory department policies & guidelines
Supervises daily operations of the laboratory and monitors quality and accuracy of results
Responsible for staff scheduling to ensure that tests are carried out in an expeditious manner
Ensures availability of laboratory materials and orders supplies as required
Manages and operates equipment safely and carefully
Ensures that the physical and environmental conditions of the laboratory work area are appropriate for testing
Ensures compliance with policies and procedures regarding department operations, fire, safety, and infection control
Responsible for accurate quality control documentation
Evaluates new testing methods and instruments before implementation to enhance delivery of Clinical Laboratory/Pathology services
Coordinates updates in policy & procedures manuals and standard operating procedures (SOP) for each laboratory section along with the concerned technologist.
Investigates new products and keeps abreast of current technologies through discussions with vendors, technical staff and the Clinical Director.
Resolves personnel concerns at the departmental level, utilizing the grievance process as required
Ensures that Ministry of Health rules and regulations, Accreditation Canada and Joint Commission International standards related to the Clinical Laboratory are implemented
Actively participates in the organization’s activities designed to attain accreditation by the Joint Commission International (JCI) and other appropriate agencies
Helps in professional development of all staff, trains, guides and evaluates performance
Liaises with other departments, as appropriate, to collaborate in patient care and performance improvement activities
Participates in the orientation of new employees to the department, administrative/clinical processes and organizational culture.
Attends departmental committee, Quality Improvement activities and management meetings, as appropriate
Performs all other additional assignments as requested by the Clinical Director.
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