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Medical Technologist

Location: Denver, CO Additional Locations:
Job Number: 844584 Date posted: 11/08/2019
Description:
Works independently and performs a wide range of medical laboratory tests and procedures to provide data for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. Guides, trains, and may provide leadership to students, clinicians and technical staff. Has knowledge of and adheres to all related regulatory requirements. Reports to the department or facility Laboratory Clinical Manager.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • This position, knows and complies with all Kaiser Permanente quality, safety, and emergency policies and procedures. Demonstrates quality and effectiveness in work habits and clinical practice in every interaction with patients, colleagues, providers, and leadership. Ensures patient safety in the preparation and provisioning of care related to but not limited to medications, procedures, infection prevention, fall prevention, including consistent use of two patient identifiers and procedural time outs. Reports safety hazards, accidents and incidents, and unsafe working conditions promptly.
  • Performs and reports accurate and timley clinical laboratory tests in various sections of the laboratory. Maintains accurate documentation in accordance with accrediting body and laboratory policy. Analyzes and appraises lab results relative to each other and to the pertinent QC data. Solves problems and makes independent decisions. Assists others with more difficult procedures or interpretations. Recognizes various age-related needs and provides age appropriate care as indicated. Trains and orients new employees. Provides patient, provider and staff education.
  • Participates in quality assurance activities. Performs and documents quality control. Recognizes and resolves variances from normal. Documents quality improvement activities according to protocol. Manages variance log processes and updates database. Assists clinicians in resolving quality concerns. Collaborates with supervisor to identify, develop and implement process improvements.
  • Performs QC review as scheduled and recognizes and resolves deviations from QC rules. Investigates, resolves, and documents exceptions to proficiency surveys.
  • Oversees and implements new method startup and correlation studies. Writes and revises standard operating procedures in accordance with regulations.
  • Functions as a point of reference on clinical laboratory matters for other laboratory staff.
  • Performs preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, calibration and makes minor repairs to intstrumentation.
  • Performs specimen collection procedures and processes specimens for tracking and transport as needed.
  • Uses personal protective equipment appropriately and demonstrates safe work practices in accordance with laboratory and company policy. Maintains a clean and safe work environment.
  • Contributes to a cost-effective laboratory operation and helps maintain an adequate supply inventory.
  • Assists manager in scheduling and finding replacement staff as needed. Participates in interviewing and selecting potential candidates for hiring. Prepares for and participates in the accrediting body inspection process. Reviews test results in accordance with regulatory guidelines. Oversees point-of-care testing areas and ensures compliance with accrediting agencies.
  • Uses computer systems as required and according to company and departmental procedures.
  • Demonstrates excellent customer service skills. Has positive customer interactions and demonstrates good service recovery skills. Conducts him/herself in accordance with the principles of the Labor Management Partnership.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Basic Qualifications:
    Experience
  • N/A
  • Education
  • Bachelor of Science degree in medical technology OR four (4) years or directly related experience.
  • High School Diploma OR General Education Diploma (GED) required.
  • License, Certification, Registration
  • Current certification as a Medical Technologist registered with or currently eligible for registry with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) or its equivalent. Must obtain certification with twelve (12) months of hire.

  • Additional Requirements:
  • N/A

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • N/A
  • Primary Location: Colorado,Denver,Stapleton Support Services 11000 E. 45th Ave. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 16 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: Variable Working Hours End: Variable Job Schedule: Part-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: UFCW - Local 7 Job Level: Entry Level Job Category: Laboratory Department: Laboratory Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

    About Laboratory Careers

    Laboratory Careers

    Our clinical laboratory scientists, phlebotomists, and lab techs work in both outpatient clinics and hospital settings and have an opportunity to gain exposure to different areas, including chemistry, coagulation, hematology, urinalysis, and the blood bank. We also operate reference laboratories, which serve as hubs for specimen processing and analysis as well as specialized testing — such as microbiology and molecular biology. Offering modern facilities, advanced equipment, and scheduling options, we provide a dynamic environment in which you'll continue to learn and grow.

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