Performs all designated Community Hospital Lab procedures competently, including Chemistry, Hematology, Urinalysis, Coagulation, Specimen Processing, Blood Bank and Microbiology when designated.
Performs preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, and solves problems or determines alternative solutions for analysis if needed and reports all deviations from established procedure to the Lab Manager. Investigates testing problems/errors and informs Lab Manager of all irregularities, errors or instrument failures and measures taken to solve.
Performs and documents quality control and quality assurance. Documents all quality control failures and corrective action taken.
Interprets correlates and reports test results. Verifies computer-generated reports.
Utilizes various computer systems in the performance of their job.
Maintains current clinical knowledge and skills through in-services, workshops and/or seminars.
Performs all the responsibilities for testing personnel conducting high complexity testing as defined by CLIA 88 and C. A. P.
Participates in updating and reviewing laboratory procedures.
Meets competency requirements, works rotating weekends, holidays and rotating fill-in for all shifts that become available due to illness or PTO requests.
Acts as technical lead in absence of Lab Manager or Supervisor.
Participates in the orientation and training of new staff as requested. Completes training documentation as required.
Provides courteous and professional direction and consultation to phlebotomists on technical topics.
Attends and participates in approved/requested committees and meetings.
Pulls various reports throughout the day to ensure complete, thorough and timely reporting of laboratory test results. Advises following shift about the status of any pending work.
Responds in a courteous and professional manner to client inquires and/or problems/complaints.
Helps to promote helpful and patient oriented working environment.
Makes contact with ordering physicians/departments as critical values, STAT reports, and similar circumstances present. Understands that time is of the essence in conveying such information to the ordering physician.
Keeps assigned work areas clean and orderly and helps to maintain supply inventory, uses personal protective equipment appropriately and maintains a safe environment for patients and employees.
Follows and supports proper techniques for operation of testing equipment and storage/handling of all reagents.
Documents unusual occurrences and reports risks noted in the care environment
Responds appropriately to over-head emergency announcements.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Associates degree in biological services with at least two (2) years of experience preferred
Equivalent combination of education and experience.
ASCP certification or equivalent required
Internal Number: 3
About Community Hospital
Community Hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado, is a full-service, acute-care hospital licensed for 60 beds. As part of the Colorado West Healthcare System, we offer full outpatient diagnostic services and inpatient care for the Western Slope region of Colorado, and eastern Utah. Community Hospital brings together expert staff and world-class technology in a healing, family-centered environment. We provide a full range of medical services, including inpatient and outpatient surgery,and emergency care. We have comprehensive diagnostic capabilities: state-of-the-art ultrasound, CT (Philips Ingenuity 128 MDCT), digital mammography and cardiac testing. Community Hospital proudly partners with University of Utah Heath Care and Huntsman Cancer Institute to provide world-class medical and radiation oncology right here at home. Community Hospital is Joint Commission accredited. Our laboratory is College of American Pathologists-accredited. For those lab tests that we don’t conduct on site, the Mayo Clinic is our exclusive partner for reference laboratory services. We pride ourselves on delivering personalized care to our patients, and in working closely with our medical-care providers in t...reating the whole person. This approach has resonated with our patients, and we are growing to meet our community’s demand. On October 15th, 2014, Community Hospital broke ground on a new four-story, 140,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility. Our NEW hospital opened Thursday, March 17th, 2016! Where We LiveGrand Junction is located in beautiful Western Colorado and is the largest city in between Denver and Salt Lake City. An outdoor lovers paradise with hundreds of miles of mountain biking and hiking right out your front door. Fantastic winter and summer activities including skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, camping, hiking and 4-wheeling on the Grand Mesa located just 45 minutes away. Enjoy the numerous lakes and rivers taht supply abundant opportunites for boating, rafting, paddleboarding, and fishing. Avoid the traffic with easy access to world class skiing in Aspen, Telluride, Vail, and Crested Butte.Come and tour one of the valley's 24 unique wineries and explore downtown Main Street with numerous unique shops and several delicious cafe's and restaurants. Journey through the awe-inspiring Colorado National Monument or catch an event at Colorado Mesa University or a Grand Junction Rockies baseball game. Your activity options are endless in Western Colorado. What do you want to do today?