Centura Health Medical Lab Tech - Medical Tech in Westminster, Colorado

Located in the north Denver suburb of Westminster, St. Anthony North (SAN) is a full-service, acute-care community hospital. Since 1971, this Level III trauma-designated hospital has provided 24-hour emergency care and operates one of busiest EDs in the Denver Metro Area. St. Anthony North is comprised of a 350,000 square foot health campus and a neighborhood health center at the legacy campus. St. Anthony North Health Campus includes 60,000 square feet of integrated primary and specialty physician clinics, community health and wellness services, a women’s center with labor/delivery suites, 100-inpatient beds and an outpatient diagnostic center with lab and imaging services. The St. Anthony North 84th Neighborhood Health Center is comprised of a free-standing emergency department, Family Medicine Clinic and Crisis Behavioral Health Services. For more information about St. Anthony North Hospital, visit: http://www.stanthonynorth.org/.

_Job Description/Job Posting ID: 126090_

_Recruiter Contact:_ Amy Donnelly - amydonnelly@centura.org

_Clinic/Department:_* 0245 CLS SAN GENERAL TESTING *

_Hospital:_* CENTURA CLINICAL LABS *

_Schedule:_ Full Time

_Shift:_ Evenings

_Position Summary_

A laboratory professional responsible for performance of all levels of general testing within the analytical laboratory. Provides a high level of technical knowledge and application of that knowledge to department testing and clinical relevance. Consistently functions in a self-directed manner and exhibits complex problem solving skills.

_Minimum Education Requirements_

  • Associates Degree or completion of a U.S. Military 50-week course leading to specialty of Medical Laboratory Specialist or equivalent role and ASCP MLT certification or equivalent OR Bachelors Degree in a Science field with applicable clinical experience.

_Minimum Experience Requirements_

  • 1 year of related work experience preferred

_License/Certifications_

  • MLT with ASCP, AMT, or equivalent certification required within 6 months of hire

_Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )_

ANALYTIC TESTING AND RESULT REPORTING:

  • Maintains a safe and clean working environment.*

  • Follows laboratory, hospital, and regulatory agency policies, procedures, and guidelines.*

  • Performs cytogenetic testing with a high level of competency according to established protocols.*

  • Generates and reports results which are used for making accurate diagnoses and prognoses which influences patient care and management.*

  • Performs job duties in an efficient and organized manner within required timeframe.*

  • Actively seeks to promote and help maintain (through interactions with all others within and outside the department) a positive, team oriented and service conscious environment which contributes to the goals of the department and reflects the mission and values of the system.*

  • Demonstrates knowledge and competency of laboratory computer systems.*

  • Responsible for accurate and timely result reporting, including communication and documentation of critical results.*

  • Utilizes critical thinking skills and exercises independent judgment to correlate and interpret data.*

  • Compiles and reviews LIS reports to ensure all samples are collected, processed, and tested in appropriate timeframe.*

  • Assists with resolution of unusual test orders by following up with care giver, reference lab, pathology, referring to lab leadership when appropriate.*

  • Actively participates in new associate and student training and orientation.*

  • May be assigned lead responsibilities in various areas.

  • Participates in inspections.*

  • May be required to participate in laboratory and/or hospital projects, teams, or committees.*

  • Attends department, laboratory, and hospital meetings and forums.*

INSTRUMENTATION, MAINTENANCE, AND QUALITY:

  • Responsible for operation, maintenance, troubleshooting of instruments and appropriate documentation of activities.*

  • Completes required QC and maintenance, consistently recognizing variances and documenting appropriate corrective action.*

  • Participates in detecting and documenting occurrences that deviate from defined procedures.*

SAMPLE HANDLING/PROCESSING:

  • Acknowledges receipt of specimens in laboratory information system.*

  • Receives specimens, assesses priority, assures appropriate specimen identification, and appropriate specimen type. May include ordering and processing of hospital registered and outreach patients.*

  • Centrifuges, aliquots, and distributes samples to appropriate testing area.*

As Defined by Site:

  • Prepares samples for off-site testing, to include assessing appropriate sample type, container, and temperature.

  • Completes related paperwork and/or computer documentation.*

  • Packages samples for courier transport to off-site testing locations.*

  • Participates in detecting and documenting occurrences that deviate from defined procedures.*

STEWARDSHIP:

  • Acts as a steward of finances through appropriate uses of supplies, materials, and productive activities.*

  • Adheres to assigned schedule while responding to work load demands and staffing needs by maintaining flexibility.*

  • Recognizes and provides input for opportunities to improve productivity, lab workflow, supply management, and cost containment.*

CUSTOMER RELATIONS:

  • Serves as a liaison with other laboratory departments and hospital services.*

  • Responds to customer inquiries for laboratory results, status of patient testing, test requirements, and other laboratory information.*

  • Consistently monitors Centura email account and provides timely response or action when appropriate.*

  • Maintains inter- and intra-department relations by appropriate communication, teamwork, and cooperation.*

  • Handles and resolves customer complaints in a timely manner, referring when appropriate.*

  • Assumes and demonstrates management responsibilities in the absence of on-site leadership.*

_Physical Requirements_

  • Light Work - exert/lift up to 20 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 10 lbs. frequently)

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.