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Laboratory Technician

Location: Pueblo West, CO Additional Locations:
Job Number: 825722 Date posted: 09/16/2019
Description:
Works independently and performs a wide range of medical laboratory tests and procedures to provide data for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. Has knowledge of and adheres to all related regulatory requirements.

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 waived, moderate and high complexity testing according to established procedures.
  • Performs and reports accurate and timely 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 QA data. Reviews test results in accordance with regulatory guidelines.
  • Solves problems and makes independent decisions. Participates in quality assurance activities. Performs and documents quality control. Recognizes and resolves variances from normal. Documents quality improvement activities according to protocol. Assists clinicians in resolving quality concerns. Collaborates to identify, develop and implement process improvements.
  • Performs preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, calibration and makes minor repairs to instrumentation.
  • Performs specimen collection procedures and processes specimens for tracking and transport as needed.
  • May participate in interviewing and selecting potential candidates for hiring. Trains and orients new employees.
  • Contributes to a cost-effective laboratory operation and helps maintain an adequate supply inventory.
  • Assists with implementation of new method and/or instrumentation startup, validations and correlations.
  • Proficient with computer systems and multiple software programs as required, according to company and departmental procedures.
  • Successfully completes the required laboratory orientation, training, competencies and on-going education as assigned.
  • May Performs all related duties of a Clinical or Technical Lab Assistant as assigned.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Basic Qualifications:
    Experience
  • N/A
  • Education
  • Associate degree or higher required.
  • License, Certification, Registration
  • Must possess the credentials to perform the job duties as a MLT and be registered with or currently eligible for registry with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) or NCA or its equivalent. Must obtain certification within 12 months of hire.

  • Additional Requirements:
  • Provides excellent customer service.
  • Has positive customer interactions and demonstrates good service recovery skills.

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • N/A
  • Primary Location: Colorado,Pueblo West,Pueblo North Medical Offices 3670 Parker Blvd. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 16 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun *Position requires Saturday hours at Pueblo North Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Short Hour Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: SEIU - Local 105 Job Level: Entry Level Job Category: Laboratory Department: Laboratory Travel: Yes, 50 % 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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