Vail Health Clinical Laboratory Scientist 7011 in Vail, Colorado
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.
3 years in a CLIA high complexity lab required.
Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
or Medical Technologist (MT) by the American Medical Technologists (AMT)