Experience:
1-3 years of experience
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Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
8/18/2017
Job Category:
Health Care Provider
Medical Lab Scientist or Medical Lab Tech
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Banner Health | Loveland, CO
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Job Description

Banner laboratory operations in Northern Colorado:

* Diverse scope of clinical laboratory operations with environments ranging from Stat lab size to fully automated regional core lab
* Highly standardized model to support workforce fluidity
* Active commercial laboratory enterprise, Horizon Laboratory, with 9 patient service centers throughout NoCo area
* Active integration of laboratory services into LSA/SQL, an award-winning clinical laboratory organization owned by Banner Health and Quest Diagnostics
* Many opportunities in a variety of roles serving clinical laboratory operations
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About McKee Medical Center

McKee Medical Center is a 132-bed, acute-care hospital in Loveland, Colo., a vibrant arts community located 40 minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park. Our hospital offers an array of inpatient and outpatient services including medical, obstetrical, pediatric, orthopedic, surgical, heart, cancer, and critical care. The McKee Cancer Center and McKee Breast Center are among Northern Colorado's leading cancer diagnosis and treatment facilities. McKee is also a Level III trauma center. We are the only hospital in the Rocky Mountain region to be designated an Epicenter for robotic-assisted gynecological surgery by Intuitive Surgical, the manufacturer of the daVinci surgical robot. Our physicians, nurses and other health care professionals can train on state-of-the-art computerized patient simulation mannequins in our simulation center. McKee is accredited by The Joint Commission.

About Banner Health

Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to change the way care is provided. The many locations, career opportunities, and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.

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Job Summary

This position is responsible for a high level of technical knowledge and application of that knowledge to department testing, clinical relevance, and complex problem solving skills. This position serves as a department resource, and is responsible for assisting with department compliance with all pertinent laboratory accrediting agency and regulatory requirements (e.g., CLIA 88, JCAHO, CAP, OSHA).

Essential Functions

Utilizes leadership skills to organize and perform patient testing and facilitate overall function of the lab. Ensures quality results through the use and evaluation of control materials, proper instrument maintenance, and collection and analysis of appropriate samples.

Evaluates waived, moderately complex and highly complex test results and provides clinical expertise to patient care staff in interpretation of results and/or complex lab problems.

Recognizes abnormal results or unusual circumstances and takes appropriate actions. Utilizes available resources to maintain and fix instruments and assist other laboratory personnel in resolving issues.

Identifies current professional and technical issues and their impact on lab practices.

Maintains appropriate accreditation as required by regulatory agencies. Provides input into developing new methods and instruments. Maintains current knowledge and skills applicable to job assignment through continuing education or professional organizations.

Orders and maintains inventory of testing supplies in designated area. Recognizes and provides input for opportunities for improvements in financial performance.

May provide input into hiring, orientation, educational needs, performance reviews and disciplinary functions of other laboratory personnel.

Minimum Qualifications

Students may be hired at the job title equivalent to their future certification under the following conditions: Student is enrolled in a clinically recognized program (MLS), Students Clinical rotation in the core area must be completed prior to working in that core area and Student must complete program and pass certification test within one year of hire. Where no certification is available a Bachelors Degree with two years experience is required.

MLS/ASCP certification or equivalent. (Equivalent is defined as ASCP, AMT, HEW, AAB.) If no current U.S. certification, it must be obtained within one year. Individuals with specialty certification may only work in the discipline of their specialty. A current license in state practiced as required by state law.

Demonstrates excellent problem solving skills, and high level of self-motivation. Communicates effectively in oral and written formats sufficient to demonstrate comprehension. Use of mathematics, performance of detailed work; working with frequent interruptions, multi-tasking, problem solving, and memorization, Ability to take direction and assimilate instructions quickly.

Basic computer skills are required.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Clinical Laboratory Science preferred. Specialty certification in departments area and Bachelors degree in a chemical or biological science preferred with exceptional skills and highly developed interpersonal skills.

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

About Banner Health

Based in Phoenix, Banner Health is one of the largest not-for-profit healthcare systems in the country. Banner offers 19 hospitals, six long-term care centers and an array of other services, including family clinics, home care services and home medical equipment services, in eight western states , Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. In addition to basic emergency and medical services, Banner Health medical centers offer a variety of specialized services, including heart care, cancer treatment, delivery of high-order multiple births, organ transplants, bone marrow transplants, rehabilitation services, and behavioral health services. Banner Health is also involved in cutting-edge research aimed at helping patients suffering from some of the most serious diseases and conditions, including spinal cord injuries and Alzheimer's disease.