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Corewell Health Lab Technical Specialist Chemistry Lead Full Time in St Joseph, Michigan

Job Summary

Performs routine and complex laboratory procedures involving the testing, preparation, and reporting of patient samples. Plans and oversees employee scheduling to ensure the effective operation of the section. This may include the coordination of the phlebotomy schedule and the development of quality service initiatives. Will evaluate and implement policies, procedures, schedules, instrumentation that will enhance the efficiency, effectiveness and standardization of the section(s). Assists management with employee performance review, competency evaluations and training. Ensures all regulatory and compliance requirements are met.

Essential Functions

  • Performs lab tests and analyzes specimens for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes and results.

  • Responsible for new test validation and all associated records.

  • Organizes, directs, and oversees daily activities, establishes work flow pattern, assists in establishing work performance standards and establishes work priorities ensuring regulatory requirements are met. Adjusts staffing assignments to work flow.

  • Writes/recommends/assists with implementation of department policies and procedures.

  • Participates in ongoing performance monitoring and identifies opportunities to improve staff performance. Evaluates performance of departmental staff, submits input about work performance and supplies documentation for disciplinary action.

  • Maintains department and equipment in a condition to promote efficiency, quality control, and safety to staff. Develops and monitors preventative maintenance program and communicates any equipment malfunctions to appropriate people. Completes proficiency testing and quality control evaluations and analysis for site(s) for which they are responsible.

  • Maintains inventory of materials, forms and supplies according to department standards. Makes recommendations for capital equipment, as needed.

  • Assesses the educational needs of patients, staff, and other members of the health care team and develops implements, evaluates and revises educational in-services / programs to meet those needs. Oversees the training of students and new staff. Writes yearly competency test for staff.


  • Required Bachelor's Degree in Science, Medical Technology or related field (excludes Toxicology Department)

  • Required Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Biology or health related field (Toxicology Department only)

  • 5 years of relevant experience Related work experience Required

  • Recent experience with Toxicology instrumentation (Toxicology Department only) Preferred

  • CRT-Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) - ASCP American Society for Clinical Pathology Excludes Toxicology required Or

  • CRT-Medical Laboratory Scientist - ASCP American Society for Clinical Pathology required Or

  • CRT-Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) - NCA National Certification Agency Excludes Toxicology required Or

  • CRT-Diplomate in Laboratory Management (DLM) - ASCP American Society for Clinical Pathology Excludes Toxicology required Or

  • CRT-Cytotechnologist - ASCP American Society for Clinical Pathology Cytology Dept Only required

  • CRT-Toxicology Specialist, Registered (TOXIC) - ASCP American Society for Clinical Pathology Toxicology Dept Only required Or

  • CRT-Clinical Toxicology - AACC American Association for Clinical Chemistry Toxicology Dept Only required

  • CRT-Molecular Biology Technologist - ASCP American Society for Clinical Pathology Molecular Dept Only required

  • CRT-Blood Banking Specialist (BBS) - ASCP American Society for Clinical Pathology preferred Or

  • CRT-Blood Banking Technologist (BBT) - ASCP American Society for Clinical Pathology preferred

Physical Demands

  • Pallet to Waist (6" from floor) > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 25 lbs

  • Waist to Waist > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 25 lbs

  • Waist to Chest (below shoulder) > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 10 lbs

  • Waist to Overhead > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 5 lbs

  • Bilateral Carry > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 25 lbs

  • Unilateral Carry > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 10 lbs

  • Pushing Force > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 20 lbs

  • Pulling Force > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 15 lbs

  • Sitting: Frequently

  • Standing: Occasionally

  • Walking: Occasionally

  • Forward Bend - Standing: Seldom

  • Forward Bend - Sitting: Seldom

  • Trunk Rotation - Standing: Seldom

  • Trunk Rotation - Sitting: Seldom

  • Squat: Seldom

  • Supine Lying: Seldom

  • Stair Climbing: Seldom

  • Crawling / Kneeling: Seldom

  • Driving: Seldom

  • Reach - Above Shoulder: Seldom

  • Reach - at Shoulder or Below: Seldom

  • Handling: Occasionally

  • Forceful Grip > 5 lbs: Seldom

  • Forceful Pinch > 2 lbs: Seldom

  • Finger/Hand Dexterity: Frequently

  • Visual Acuity ¹ [None = No; Seldom = Yes]: Seldom

  • Color Vision (Ishihara) Test [None = No; Seldom = Yes]: Seldom

Primary Location

SITE - Lakeland Hospital St Joseph - 1234 Napier Ave - St Joseph

Department Name

Lab - St Joseph

Employment Type

Full time


Day (United States of America)

Weekly Scheduled Hours


Hours of Work

6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Days Worked


Weekend Frequency


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