$3K Sign-on Bonus! Pathology Senior Medical Technologist, ASCP, Nights
Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH)

Boston, Massachusetts


GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT: Summarize the nature and level of work performed.

The Senior Technologist, in their role as Testing Personnel as defined by CLIA, may perform waived and non-waived testing. Under general supervision, carries out all policies and performs all tests in accordance with the department's standard operating procedures. Works independently in an efficient and organized manner to assure accurate results and records. The work requires a professional level of knowledge to read and interpret accurately test results used by providers in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases.

The Senior Technologist, in their role as Technical Supervisor or General Supervisor as defined by CLIA, may be delegated the responsibility of the technical oversight of the chemistry laboratory including the day-to-day supervision or oversight of the laboratory operation and personnel performing testing and reporting results.

Under the general supervision of the Technical Director and Clinical Supervisors, the Senior Technologist is responsible for supervision of assigned workstations including Quality Control (QC) review, training, competency assessment of staff and inventory management.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Indicate key areas of responsibility, major job duties, special projects and key objectives for this position. These items should be evaluated throughout the year and included in the written annual evaluation.

Responsibilities as outlined by CLIA:

Responsibilities that may be delegated in writing to the Senior Technologist (Technical Supervisor - high complexity)

  • Must be accessible to test personnel at all times testing is performed and provide on-site telephone or electronic consultation to resolve technical problems in accordance with policies and procedures established in the clinical laboratory.
  • Is responsible for providing day-to-day supervision of high-complexity test performance by qualified testing personnel and
  • Must be on-site to provide direct supervision when high complexity testing is performed by an individual qualified before 1/19/1993 (FR 493/1489(b)(5). Referred to Federal Register for exceptions when work can be reviewed within 24 hours by a general supervisor qualified under Fr 493.1461. and
  • Is responsible for monitoring test analyses and specimen examinations to ensure that acceptable levels of analytical performance are maintained.


  • Responsibilities that may be delegated in writing to the Senior Technologist (General Supervisor - high complexity)

    Must be accessible to test personnel at all times testing is performed and provide on-site telephone or electronic consultation to resolve technical problems in

    accordance with policies and procedures established in the clinical laboratory.
  • Is responsible for providing day-to-day supervision of high-complexity test performance by qualified testing personnel and
  • Must be on-site to provide direct supervision when high complexity testing is performed by an individual qualified before 1/19/1993 (FR 493/1489(b)(5). Referred to Federal Register for exceptions when work can be reviewed within 24 hours by a general supervisor qualified under Fr 493.1461. and
  • Is responsible for monitoring test analyses and specimen examinations to ensure that acceptable levels of analytical performance are maintained.

    Responsibilities as outlined by CLIA:

    Testing personnel are responsible for specimen processing, test performance and for reporting test results.
  • Follow the laboratory's procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results;
  • Maintain records that demonstrate that proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient specimens;
  • Adhere to the laboratory's quality control policies, document all quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance performed;
  • Follow the laboratory's established policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratory's established acceptable levels of performance;
  • Be capable of identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and either must correct the problems or immediately notify the general supervisor, technical supervisor, clinical consultant, or director;
  • Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications; and
  • If qualified under §493.1489(b)(5), perform high complexity testing only under the onsite, direct supervision of a general supervisor qualified under §493.1461.

  • Exception: For individuals qualified under §493.1489(b)(5), who were performing high complexity testing on or before January 19, 1993, the requirements of paragraph (b)(7) of this section are not effective, provided that all high complexity testing performed by the individual in the absence of a general supervisor is reviewed within 24 hours by a general supervisor qualified under §493.1461.

    Additional responsibilities may include the following under the direction of the Technical Director and Clinical Supervisor:

  • Performs routine and high complexity laboratory tests and procedures on blood and other body fluids, according to laboratory policies.
  • Provides daily supervision and assistance to technical and non-technical staff in the clinical laboratory. Determines priority of work, assuring timely completion of work. Assumes weekend and holiday supervisory responsibilities in absence of a supervisor.
  • Responsible to follow the clinical laboratories' procedures for specimen handling, specimen processing, test analyses, and reporting of patient results.
  • Responsible for supervising assigned workstation, noting trends, problems, etc., reviews with Supervisors and/or Technical Director.
  • Reviews daily work including patient results, quality control and maintenance records for accuracy and completeness.
  • Performs routine maintenance, calibrations and troubleshooting on equipment, in addition to quality control for all reagents.
  • Provides assistance, as needed, in troubleshooting and result interpretation.
  • Responsible to document all corrective action procedures undertaken in the clinical laboratory.
  • Maintains records of quality control, maintenance and workload data for assigned workstation according to laboratory policies.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of training and competent assessment programs for all testing personnel. Provides training and competency assessments for technical staff. Documents training and annual competencies at the time of performance evaluations.
  • Maintains all Standard Operating Procedures and required records and reports.
  • Keeps current in developments in technical instrumentation and analytical techniques in clinical laboratory.
    Participates in internal and external continuing education.
  • Recommends, evaluates and validates new methods, instrumentation, and/or procedures.
  • Assist with development and implementation of LIS enhancements.
  • Performs clerical and support services as needed, such as answering the telephone, calling Super Stat, Code sample results, and/or alert values to the appropriate department or Licensed Care Provider, disposing of contaminated specimens, control of inventory, monitoring pending logs, and other assigned duties.
  • Participates in Proficiency Testing program including the handling and analysis of Proficiency Testing material.
  • Communicates departmental information to the laboratory staff.
  • Communicates with hospital personnel providing assistance related to laboratory policies and procedures, laboratory utilization, and test result interpretation.
  • Is responsible for ordering and maintaining an appropriate level of inventory and laboratory supplies.
  • Promotes the mission and vision of Brigham and Women's Hospital and laboratories, and a spirit of professionalism and excellence in performance among the laboratory staff.
  • Implements hospital and laboratory policies and procedures and plans including infection control and safety plans.
  • Participates in research, development and implementation of laboratory procedures as requested.
  • Performs any other duties as required, which may include but not limited to general laboratory duties such as processing specimens, logging in specimens, putting supplies away, washing pipettes, discarding laboratory samples, racking samples, etc.


  • Qualifications
    QUALIFICATIONS: (MUST be realistic, neither overstated nor understated, and related to the essential functions of the job.)

  • Must possess a minimum of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Technology or Chemical, Physical, or biological science from an accredited college or university.
    Or
  • Other qualifications as described in the Federal Register, 42 CFR, Subpart M 493.1351 - 1495.
  • Three years of work experience in a clinical laboratory. Specific experience in one or more disciplines may be required.
  • ASCP certification or equivalent preferred.


  • SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED: (MUST be realistic, neither overstated nor understated, and related to the essential functions of the job.)

  • The advanced knowledge, both practical and theoretical, of tests and procedures necessary to review findings and advise and direct subordinates in action.
  • The manual/visual dexterity and skills necessary to operate adjust and make repairs to various types of automated and non-automated laboratory equipment.
  • Must have a comprehensive understanding of laboratory equipment and its operation, maintenance and repair and analytic techniques.
  • Must have understanding of computer technology and its application to chemical analytical procedures and quality control.
  • Must have the ability to work independently, evaluate situations and act appropriately. Must be able to remain calm and productive under constant pressure and emergency situations, which produce a high level of stress and mental fatigue.
  • Must have neat and orderly work habits.
  • Must have the ability to pay careful attention to detail and to adhere to written protocols.
  • The supervisory and managerial abilities necessary to direct and coordinate activities of personnel.
  • Must be able to perform as a team member, provide leadership, guidance and direction to staff.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to interact professionally and effectively with numerous staff including physicians, hospital personnel, employees and patients.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to oversee staff, make personnel decisions, and manage any other personnel related issues.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, Joint Commission and other regulatory regulations.


  • WORKING CONDITIONS: Describe the conditions in which the work is performed.

  • Busy, clinical laboratory environment.
  • Exposure to odors, infectious materials and hazardous substances.
  • Work requires frequent standing, walking, and/or occasional lifting or carrying of supplies.
  • Noise level is high due to continuous operation of lab equipment.
  • Exposure to normal office environment.


  • SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: List the number of FTEs supervised.

  • Medical technologists and technicians working on assigned workstation.
  • Medical Technology students on clinical rotation.


  • EEO Statement
    Brigham and Women's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.



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