Feb 11, 2021

Medical Technologist/Medical Laboratory Scientist

  • Vail Valley Medical Center
  • Vail, CO 81657, USA

Job Description

POSITION PURPOSE:
Performs CLIA moderate and high complexity laboratory tests and analyses; recognizes and corrects problems; possesses in depth knowledge of laboratory techniques, principles, and instruments; correlates and interprets test results. Provides physicians with rapid and accurate test results.
JOB FUNCTIONS:
  • Performs CLIA moderate and high complex lab testing, automated and non-automated, in hematology, chemistry, blood bank, microbiology, coagulation, serology, and molecular diagnostics.
  • Performs, statistically evaluates, troubleshoots, and records quality control, calibrations, validations on test assays.
  • Performs and records preventive maintenance on lab instrumentation. Identifies, evaluates, and performs corrective maintenance on lab equipment.
  • Validates, correlates with patients' diagnosis, interprets, & reports laboratory test data; enters data into LIS system and reviews it's completeness and accuracy. Reports and interprets data to physicians, infection control, regulatory agencies, as required.
  • Performs specimen collection, handling, processing, storage. Evaluates specimens quality for testing and troubleshoots deviations.
  • Assists in the development of QA and QI projects; collects and tabulates QA data.
  • Assists with training and education of new med techs and lab assistants.
  • Maintains competency and continuing education in general lab practices.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. Must be HIPAA compliant.
Experience:
1 year in a CLIA high complexity lab perfered.
Certification(s):

Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or
Medical Technologist (MT) by the American Medical Technologists (AMT)