The Instructor, Medical Laboratory Science Program (MLS) is responsible for the daily operations of the Medical Laboratory Science Program. This position works closely with the Program Director and has an active role in the planning, coordination and implementation of education activities for the Program of the Medical Laboratory Science Program and throughout the Diagnostic Laboratories. This position reports to the MLS Program Director.
The position of Instructor, Medical Laboratory Science Program is currently a part-time role within the VUMC Medical Laboratory Science Program.
Assists Program Director to:
Work with clinical instructors and medical directors in the development and review of curriculum and course content.
Coordinate and participate in affiliation visits and communications
Coordinate recruitment activities, interviewing, and student selection
Assure a safe work environment for students
Serve as counselor and resource for students and faculty
Order supplies, books, and other resources for MLS program.
Support didactic and c linical instructors in their role, e.g. with training resources, supplies, assistance in the classroom.
Coordinates and/or participates in Medical Laboratory Science courses based on needs of program Identification and Resolution of Problems:
Assists Program Director to:
Analyze and evaluate program goals and objectives
Analyze and evaluate operations and outcomes of the program to identify areas where adjustments or improvements are needed.
Develop and review program policies for student evaluation and performance
Develops and reviews tools for the evaluation of students, instructors, and curriculum
This position requires experience in medical laboratory science education, including teaching courses, supervising clinical laboratory learning experiences, and evaluating student achievement.
A preferred candidate will have at least three years of teaching experience and knowledge of NAACLS programmatic accreditation requirements.
Education Requirement and Certification/Licensure
The MLS Instructor must be a clinical laboratory scientist/medical laboratory scientist who:
* possesses a baccalaureate degree, and
* holds nationally recognized certification, and
* has at least three years of clinical experience
* Certified as a Medical Laboratory Scientist through American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
* Licensed as a Medical Laboratory Scientist by the State of Tennessee Medical Laboratory Board
* At least three years teaching experience
* At least three years clinical experience
* Documented knowledge of NAACLS standards
This is a part-time position for needed availability of at least 20 Hours per/week.
* Monday- Friday between the hours of 8am-5pm
PROGRAM MANAGEMENT: Planning, organizing, and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific program goals and objectives.
PEER LEADERSHIP: The ability to show leadership and influence people of equal rank in an effort to accomplish team goals.
FINANCIAL PROCESSES: Ability to monitor costs, expenses and revenue as well as the ability to manage those costs and expenses in relation to budgeted amounts.
QUALITY MANAGEMENT: Developing a systematic process of checking to see whether a process or service is meeting specific requirements.
NETWORKING: Build relationships through industry contacts, professional organizations and individuals.
PROCESS IMPROVEMENT: Identifies, analyzes and improves upon existing business processes for optimization and to meet standards of quality.
MENTORING & COACHING: The essence of training and mentoring on the job is transfer of knowledge. Whereas training can be considered more formal and scheduled, mentoring is often in the form of guidance and hands-on experiences. The reporting relationship is unimportant since the purpose is to pass on information and experiences. These discussions normally center around a person's goal of learning job procedures, content, standards, analysis and problem-solving.
Organizational Impact: Independently delivers on objectives with understanding of how they impact the results of own area/team and other related teams.
Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Utilizes multiple sources of data to analyze and resolve complex problems; may take a new perspective on existing solution.
Breadth of Knowledge: Has advanced knowledge within a professional area and basic knowledge across related areas.
Team Interaction: Acts as a go-to resource for colleagues with less experience; may lead small project teams.
Develops Self and Others: Invests time, energy and enthusiasm in developing self/others to help improve performance and gain knowledge in new areas.
Builds and Maintains Relationships: Maintains regular contact with key colleagues and stakeholders using formal and informal opportunities to expand and strengthen relationships.
Communicates Effectively: Recognizes group interactions and modifies one's own communication style to suit different situations and audiences.
DELIVERING EXCELLENT SERVICES:
Serves Others with Compassion: Seeks to understand current and future needs of relevant stakeholders and customizes services to better address them.
Solves Complex Problems: Approaches problems from different angles; Identifies new possibilities to interpret opportunities and develop concrete solutions.
Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Provides ongoing support and coaching in a constructive manner to increase employees' effectiveness.
ENSURING HIGH QUALITY:
Performs Excellent Work: Engages regularly in formal and informal dialogue about quality; directly addresses quality issues promptly.
Ensures Continuous Improvement: Applies various learning experiences by looking beyond symptoms to uncover underlying causes of problems and identifies ways to resolve them.
Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Understands all aspects of providing a safe environment and performs routine safety checks to prevent safety hazards from occurring.
MANAGING RESOURCES EFFECTIVELY:
Demonstrates Accountability: Demonstrates a sense of ownership, focusing on and driving critical issues to closure.
Stewards Organizational Resources: Applies understanding of the departmental work to effectively manage resources for a department/area.
Makes Data Driven Decisions: Demonstrates strong understanding of the information or data to identify and elevate opportunities.
Generates New Ideas: Proactively identifies new ideas/opportunities from multiple sources or methods to improve processes beyond conventional approaches.
Applies Technology: Demonstrates an enthusiasm for learning new technologies, tools, and procedures to address short-term challenges.
Adapts to Change: Views difficult situations and/or problems as opportunities for improvement; actively embraces change instead of emphasizing negative elements.
The Vanderbilt Clinic sponsors the Medical Laboratory Science program, which operates within the Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology and the VUMC Diagnostic Laboratories. Medical technologists, also known as medical laboratory scientists, are trained in all major clinical pathology areas including Clinical Chemistry, Hematology, Hemostasis and Thrombosis, Immunopathology, Immunohematology, Microbiology, Urinalysis & Body Fluids, Molecular Diagnostics and Management/Supervisory skills. Training includes both didactic and practical experiences.
Laboratory & classroom space is located in the School of Medicine, and additional space is assigned throughout the Diagnostic Labs for student use. There is also space within the Vanderbilt Clinic that is designated as the Medical Laboratory Science office and library. The Program officials include a Medical Director, Program Director/Education Supervisor and faculty from each area of the laboratory who are experts in their respective fields.
Classes begin the first week of June and continue until the end of June the following year. Orientation is held during the first week of class and provides an opportunity for students to become acquainted with fellow students and faculty members. Course work during this week consists of an introduction and review of basic laboratory operations and skills.
Students are required to be present on a full-time basis throughout the year of training. Classes in the first six months run from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday -Friday. Clinical rotation hours will vary according to the individual laboratory sections and includes some rotation time on evening and night shifts.
Upon satisfactory completion of the training program, a certificate of completion is awarded to the student. The course of study during the clinical year may be credited towards a baccalaureate degree where an affiliation between the student's college or university and the Medical Center exists. In the situation where an affiliation does not exist, credit may be negotiated.
Students completing the year of training are eligible for the national certification by examination through agencies such as the American Society of Clinical Pathologist Board of Certification ( BOC ). Upon receipt of national certification, the graduate becomes eligible for state licensure by the Tennessee Department of Health, Medical Laboratory Board .
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