Covenant Health

Job Title
Cumberland Medical Center
Department Name




Chief Medical Technologist

Full time, 80 hours per pay period, Day shift


Covenant Health is the region's top performing healthcare network. Each of our more than 10,000 employees, physicians, and volunteers are unified by one covenant: to put our patients first every day, to strive for excellence in everything we do, and to make Covenant Health the first and best choice in our region


Cumberland Medical Center is a 189-bed hospital in Crossville, Tennessee, with more than 650 employees and 175 active physicians. It offers a full range of specialty services, including cardiology, gastroenterology, surgery, orthopedics, maternity services, cancer care, and advanced wound care.


    • Emergency Department: 24 emergency beds       
    • Intensive Care Unit (ICU): 12 ICU beds
    • Labor & Delivery: 12 LDRP suites
    • Med/Surg: 37 beds
    • Surgery: 9 operating room surgery suites
    • Telemetry   37 beds  

Fully accredited by the Joint Commission, Cumberland Medical Center is an acute care hospital offering all private patient rooms as well as specialized services not usually found in the rural medical system.


For seriously ill patients, advanced medical and surgical care is provided at CMC including telemetry monitored beds and an intensive care unit. Additionally, Cumberland Medical Center offers an outpatient imaging center, same day surgery unit, cardiac and pulmonary rehab programs, a sleep disorder center, breast center, cancer center, and hyperbaric medicine and wound center.


"Cumberland Medical Center offers a unique, family-oriented healthcare setting in a rural environment. We strive to deliver exceptional care to our patients, their loved ones, and each other. We look forward to welcoming team-focused people to grow their careers with us!"

-Chief Nursing Officer, Cumberland Medical Center


Group Photo, Nurses & Doctors  


Position Summary:

Supervises, coordinates, and evaluates the technical functions within the laboratory. Ensures that services are of the best quality, cost-contained, and carried out in an expeditious manner. Provides oversight for daily laboratory operations. Responsible for the oversight of the functions of the Technical Supervisor as defined by the CLIA.


Recruiter: Kimberlin Woods || || 865-374-5403


  •  Participates in performance appraisals of staff.
  • Participates in the hiring process, including providing hiring recommendations to the Lab Manager.
  • Prepares documentation for possible disciplinary actions and makes recommendations for such actions to the Lab Manager.
  • Provides recommendations to Laboratory Manager for commendations, bonuses, or other appropriate forms of recognition for outstanding performance of employees on applicable shift.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 duties reads all memos, new procedures/policies, and receives appropriate regular in-service training.
  • Assists Laboratory Manager in evaluating competency of personnel and assures that competency is maintained, including direct observation, monitoring of testing performance, and assessment of problem-solving skills.
  • Manages daily operations of laboratory sections.
  • Administers financial management for laboratory
  • Manages personnel (recruiting, performance, and evaluation)
  • Consults regularly with the LIS staff, laboratory manager, laboratory director, and technical specialist in the performance of daily duties.
  • Evaluates and makes recommendations for the purchase of laboratory equipment and supplies.
  • Maintains appropriate records of the financial operation of the sections.
  • Troubleshoots problems and coordinates the application of laboratory policy and the delivery of services with other hospital departments and patients;
  • Prepares and maintains the department work schedule, and quality assurance records.
  • Takes a leadership role in the hospital's quality improvement program and maintains the department service and policy manual.
  • Collects blood specimens as necessary, using established techniques for the various age groups assigned.
  • Reviews proficiency testing program performance and reviews corrective action.
  • Implements and conducts laboratory continuing education programs.
  • Assumes duties of laboratory manager in manager's absence.
  • 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.
  • Performs other duties as assigned




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:             Four (4) years’ experience in a high-complexity testing laboratory, with exposure to managerial duties.


Licensure Requirement:       Licensed as a Medical Technologist by the State of Tennessee. ASCP registered or equivalent (NCA) preferred.


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