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Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
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Shift Leader Medical Technologist -  General Laboratory

Full Time, 80 Hours Per Pay Period, Night Shift

Generalist  Shift Leader Medical Technologist with hours from 6:00p-6:30a with rotating weekends.


FSRMC Laboratory is a high volume lab with a family feel.  FSRMC performs 2 million tests per year.  Being a part of a large health system and being the primary reference lab for our system of 9 hospitals you will have the ability to see a wide array of patient and specimen types that can be challenging and exciting at the same time.  Aside from the everyday tests that most labs perform we are also capable of performing mycology, antibody investigations in blood bank, infectious disease testing and many special chemistry tests. 


We have state of the art instruments that include the Ortho Vision, Beckman Cellavision, Roche Cobas Pros, Beckman DXH 900s, Vitek 2, Cepied GenXpert, Beckman Iris, Stago Compact Maxs and many others.  Our patient population includes complex cancer patients, high risk OB/GYN patients, infectious disease patients and open heart patients.  We also have the privilege of being a part of a Primary Stroke Center which allows us to play an integral role in helping save precious brain function of stroke victims.


Position Summary:

This position is designed to coordinate workflow activities throughout the department in conjunction with the Laboratory Manager.  The incumbent is expected to exercise independent judgement and discretion in performing duties listed below, in addition to, job criteria as defined by the Medical Technologist job description.


If you have any questions please contact Recruiter: Kimberlin Woods || 865-374-5403 ||


  • Makes work assignments and directs work activities. Coordinates staff relief for breaks, meals, meetings, and absences. Adjusts staffing as appropriate according to patient testing volumes to minimize overtime.
  • Projects staffing needs for the next shift- coordinating adjustments in staffing as needed (for own shift) or arranging coverage on next shift.
  • Serves as clinical resource for all staff.
  • Monitor inter-departmental specimen travel lists, and resolve discrepancies.
  • Provides shift report to Laboratory Manager.
  • Coordinates work schedules.
  • Demonstrates competency in critical skills, including demonstration of competency in each technical area of the Laboratory.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Resolves technical and clerical problems and ensures that remedial actions are taken and documented, if applicable. Ensures that patient results are not reported until all corrective actions have been taken.
  • Identifies training needs and assures that each individual performing on applicable shift reads all memos, new procedures/policies, and receives appropriate regular inservice training.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Assists Laboratory Manager or Department Technical Specialist in evaluating competency of personnel and assures that competency is maintained, including direct observation, monitoring of testing performance, and assessment of problem-solving skills.



Minimum Education: None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority.


Minimum Experience: A combination of equivalent Laboratory training education and clinical experience as defined in the Medical Technologist job description is acceptable.


Licensure Requirement: Licensed as a Medical Technologist by the State of Tennessee.


Physical Requirements:  Must successfully pass color blindness test.


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