Medical Lab Tech

CENTURA HEALTH - Centennial, CO (30+ days ago)3.5

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Enjoy amazing people, competitive pay, some of the best benefits in the industry and plenty of opportunity for professional growth and development.

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: 127305

Recruiter Contact: Amy Donnelly AmyDonnelly@Centura.Org

Schedule: Part Time

Shift: Variable

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 Bachelor’s Degree in a Science field

with applicable clinical experience.

Minimum Experience Requirements

1 year of related work experience preferred


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

Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )

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


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


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.*

Responsible for operation, maintenance, troubleshooting of instruments and appropriate documentation of


Completes required QC and maintenance, consistently recognizing variances and documenting appropriate

corrective action.*

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

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.*

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


Recognizes and provides input for opportunities to improve productivity, lab workflow, supply management,

and cost containment.*

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.