Covenant Health

Job Title
Morristown-Hamblen Health System
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Medical Technologist, Shift Leader, General Laboratory

Full Time, 80 Hours Per Pay Period, Evening Shift

$2,000 Sign-on Bonus for new graduates

$5,000 Sign-on Bonus for experienced candidate


Morristown Hamblen Overview:

Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System has 167 licensed beds and 23 emergency suites. The hospital offers outstanding ancillary services including Laboratory, Radiology and Therapy services. At our Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, women can have their annual mammograms, biopsies, and can meet with a nurse navigator if needed. The Women’s Center offers six newly remodeled labor and delivery suites and has a secure nursery for the care of our newborns. It serves an eight-county region in the Lakeway Area and is equipped with modern technologies and expert staff to provide the best possible patient care. Learn more about our amazing facility at


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.


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.
  • 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 training.
  • 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.
  • 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:            

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.


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