- Bachelors degree is required
VCU Health System's Pathology Administration is seeking a full time MT Referrals Coordinator. This person manages the VCUHS reference testing program. Interfaces between Pathology, the health system medical staff and the outside laboratories that provide services to VCUHS. As the technical expert in reference testing, selects appropriate laboratories for testing and validates that they meet all required CLIA, CAP and JC requirements. Ensure timely delivery of test results from the reference laboratory. Establishes contracts and negotiates pricing. Performs reimbursement analysis and CPT code reviews. Serves as the coordinator for the Laboratory Utilization Committee which will entail working closely with the physician champions to organize meetings, as well as gather, collate, interpret and distribute utilization data. Facilitates strategic planning to include utilization management and cost-benefit analysis of reference testing. Supervises technical laboratory staff in the referral section. Coaches and mentors staff on technical issues as well as the use of excellent customer service skills. A positive and professional interpersonal style with a strong commitment to the team effort is mandatory.
Strong knowledge of the basic principles and laboratory general applications (chemistry, hematology, molecular, coagulation, microbiology, immunology)
Strong written and verbal skills
Strong computer skills (Excel, Microsoft word)
Customer service oriented communications
Strong ability to problem solve
Resolution of problems in testing
Maintenance of SOPs and policies
Assume the responsibilities of shift supervisor and/or manager in his/her absence as required
Perform the duties of a technical specialist in the laboratory
Monitor environment for compliance with regulatory agencies
Provide input/completes staff performance evaluations
Counsel staff to enhance job performance and career advancement
Supervise and direct staff assigned to area of responsibility to ensure accurate and timely reporting of laboratory results in according with established policy
Prepare management reports as required.
Rotating weekends as required
Holiday scheduling as required
On call availability as required for emergency coverage on any shift
Bachelor's Degree in Clinical Lab Science (BSCLS) from an accredited program
Current MT (ASCP) or MLS (ASCP) or CLS (NCA) or equivalent categorical certification
Minimum of four (4) years of clinical work experience as a Medical Technologist with at least three (3) years in a leadership role (senior/lead level with increased responsibility).
Master's Degree in Clinical Lab Science (MSCLS) from an accredited program
ASCP Specialty Certification
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disability status.