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Vail Health Clinical Laboratory Scientist 7011 in Vail, Colorado

POSITION PURPOSE:

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.

Experience:

3 years in a CLIA high complexity lab required.

Certification(s):

Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)

or Medical Technologist (MT) by the American Medical Technologists (AMT)

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