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Laboratory Sciences Of AZ/Sonora Quest Labs Medical Lab Scientist I in Loveland, Colorado

Primary City/State: Loveland, ColoradoDepartment Name: Gen Lab-McKeeWork Shift: NightJob Category: LabPOSITION SUMMARYThis position is responsible for a high level of technical knowledge andapplication of that knowledge to department testing, clinical relevance,and complex problem solving skills. This position serves as a departmentresource, and is responsible for assisting with department compliance withall pertinent laboratory accrediting agency and regulatory requirements(e.g., CLIA '88, JCAHO, CAP, OSHA).CORE FUNCTIONS1. Performs testing in an accurate and timely manner according to establishedpolicies and performance standards with a knowledge level determined for thattesting. Responsible for startup, calibration and accuracy of procedures andinstrumentation. Actively participates in problem solving activities withinthe department, using advanced level of decision-making skills. Demonstratesadvanced knowledge and application of all computer systems used in thedepartment. Demonstrates advanced knowledge and application of theory andclinical relevance testing. Assists in ensuring compliance with accreditingagencies and regulatory requirements. Demonstrates ability to assume leadresponsibility in absence of on-site departmental leadership personnel.2. Recognizes, ensures validity, and assists in monitoring abnormalpatient and/or QC results of testing. Ensures accuracy of test results.Participates in detecting and documenting occurrences that deviate fromdefined procedures. Recognizes need and participates in department andLSA/SQL System process improvement and quality assurance activities,including assisting with monitoring of department indicators of productivityand quality.3. Monitors and controls inventory and assists in providing financial data forthe department. Active participation on process improvements in financialperformance to decrease costs, improve productivity and improve service.4. Participates in contributions to additional department/System projects.Active in training of department employees. Actively participates on at leastone committee or team or is involved in at least one special projectidentified with department management. Exhibits awareness of medical/legalconsequences of professional actions. Assists in new employee orientation,training and competency. Provides input for competency and annual assessmentsfor employees in appropriate time frames. Completes training module for newlyhired/transferred personnel. Self-directed.5. Acts as a department resource by participating in providing educationalinformation to internal and external customers. Demonstrated advanced level ofeffective verbal and written communication skills. Attendance andparticipation at staff meetings. Demonstrates preceptor and coaching skillsand promotes a constructive environment that encourages learning anddevelopment.SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIESNoneDIRECTLY REPORTINGNoneMATRIX OR INDIRECT REPORTINGMedical Lab Technicians (MLTs), Clinical Lab Assistants, Phlebotomists.TYPE OF SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIESN/ASCOPE AND COMPLEXITYDepartment and LSA/SQL System. Internal Customers: Employees of thesystem, physicians, nursing. External Customer - Nurses, physicians,office personnel, vendors, service reps etc. Involved in interdepartmentalcommunication and activitiesPHYSICAL DEMANDS/ENVIRONMENT FACTORSAble to stand, walk, bend, squat, reach, and stretch frequently. Usematerial handling equipment to push/and or pull up to 75 pounds and requiredto lift, push and/or pull up to 25 pounds. Requires manual dexterity. Mustuse standard precautions due to threat of exposure to blood and body fluids,chemical, electrical and biological hazards. Ability to distinguish colorsand to take direction and assimilate instructions quickly. Requires use ofpersonal computer, printers, copiers, telephone, fax and departmentspecific eqMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS* Bachelor's Degree in clinical laboratory science/medical technology,OR Certificate of completion of a Cat

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