Feb 06, 2020

Clinical Laboratory Scientist 7011

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

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.
ESSENTIAL 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.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Experience:
    • 3 years in a CLIA high complexity lab required.
    Certification(s):
    • MLS(ASCP) = ASCP certification as a Medical Laboratory Scientist or
      MT(AMT) or AMT certification as a Medical Technologist required

  • Computer / Typing:
    • Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computers skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc.