Centura Health Lab Technical System Specialist in Centennial, Colorado

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If you’re ready to discover the difference of working for a fully-integrated health system with a non-profit, faith-based mission to care, we look forward to receiving your application.

_Job Description/Job Posting ID: 129394_

_Recruiter Contact: AmyDonnelly@centura.org_

_Schedule: This is a full-time position requiring 40 hours per week_

_Shift: Days_

_Position Summary_

In collaboration with other management personnel in the laboratory matrix structure, develop and manage specimen testing processes in the Specialist’s area of expertise. Maintain a set of balanced scorecard metrics and maintain an understanding of IT systems and data sources associated with hospital laboratory services. Develop the training and competency programs for testing personnel.

_Minimum Education Requirements_

  • BS in chemical, physical, or clinical lab/medical technology

_Minimum Experience Requirements_

  • 5 years MT or MLT experience, including 3 years hospital management, metrics scorecard development, experience with quality assurance, statistical quality control, and laboratory regulations/accreditation requirements, experience with managing complex programs with accountability for measured outcomes


  • ASCP Certification or equivalent – required

  • MBA - desirable

  • Certified in Specialty Area (ASCP) – desirable

  • Certified Project Manager --desirable

  • Six Sigma Green or Black Belt –desirable

_Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )_

Information Technology

  • Maintain an understanding of the lab LIS from a user and optimization standpoint.

  • Maintain an understanding of the accuracy and source of data that enters the LIS (both electronic and manual entry).

  • Maintain an understanding of the hospital HIS as it relates to the delivery of laboratory services.

  • Maintain an understanding of the accuracy and source of data that enters the HIS as it relates to the delivery of laboratory services.

  • Maintain an understanding of the purchasing system from a user and optimization standpoint.

  • Maintain an understanding of the accuracy and source of data that enters the purchasing system as it relates to the delivery of laboratory services within the hospital lab.

  • Give feedback to IT for any systems changes that would improve processes

Process Management

  • Operationalize policies and procedures developed by Centura Laboratory Services.

  • Establish policies and procedures necessary for site-specific processes in conjunction with the Medical Director, Technical Director, Lab Directors, and Quality Director.

  • Ensure efficient daily operation of the testing processes including quality control and quality assurance.

  • Perform supervisory review of QC data monthly.

  • Ensure that process performance metrics meet internal goals and the expectations of the customers of various hospital services.

  • Manage reagent utilization rates and ensure that instruments are optimized to meet customer requirements and to minimize excessive reagent use.

  • Ensure that testing processes are designed to meet the “voice of the customer”.

  • Ensure that specimen collection requirements for each testing procedure are detailed in the SOP and LIS.

  • Plan and direct all instrument validations.

  • Ensure that all tests are monitored through appropriate proficiency testing programs when required


  • Ensure compliance with all rules, regulations, and guidelines of CLIA, CAP, JCAHO, Medicare, etc.

  • Use six sigma methodology with all management practices.

  • Maintain a high level of proficiency and current knowledge of trends in methodology, technology, and ways to deliver service in regards to laboratory medicine.

  • Develop appropriate performance and operational reports for Centura and Hospital administration and others.

  • Lead teams to achieve set objectives.

Customer Relationships

  • Represent Centura Laboratory Services in hospital and medical staff committee meetings as required.*

  • Consults with medical, nursing and administrative staff on a regular basis to coordinate and improve patient care as required.*

  • Handle and resolve customer complaints in a timely manner.*

  • Establish and maintain productive working relationships with other hospital divisions and medical staff.*


  • Develop and implement action plans on any unfavorable trends in reagent utilization along with the Technical Director and Lab Directors.

  • Advise the Lab Directors of any changes needed in annual supply budgets.

  • Develop and implement action plans on any unfavorable trends on spending


  • Manage a set of scorecard metrics that give a balanced view of testing performance.

  • Conduct on-going assessments in conjunction with the Medical Director, Technical Director and Laboratory Directors of test menus and test methodologies to ensure that Centura provides optimal service for patient care.

  • Develop hospital best practices in conjunction with the Medical Directors and Technical Director.

_Physical Requirements_

  • Sedentary Work - prolonged periods of sitting and exert/lift up to 10 lbs. force occasionally

Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.