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Lead Medical Lab Scientist - Night Shift (4/10s schedule)

Company: Denver Health
Location: Denver
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Job Description:

We are recruiting for a Lead Medical Lab Scientist - Night Shift (4/10s schedule) to join our team!We are here for life's journey.Where is your life journey taking you?Being the heartbeat of Denver means our heart reflects something bigger than ourselves, something that connects us all:Humanity in action, Triumph in hardship, Transformation in health.DepartmentLaboratory ServicesJob SummaryUnder minimal supervision, performs moderately and complex laboratory procedures across the major areas of the laboratory. The lead Medical Laboratory Scientist is a technical resource to other laboratory personnel, physicians, and nursing staff in the absence of a section supervisor. Incumbent has contact with ancillary employees to provide assistance in trouble shooting patient care issues regarding testing and laboratory processes. Identifies and resolves problems with test analysis and consults with the supervisors, Director of Laboratory Administration, or the Director of Services when appropriate and according to established protocol. Handles day to day bench related problems with little supervision, provides training and mentoring, and is the liaison for the department when the Medical Technology Supervisor is not available.Essential Functions:

  • Performs testing and authenticates all results per departmental policies and procedures. Provides troubleshooting assistance and support to technical staff and with the vendors to ensure uptime and testing turnaround times with equipment and for testing procedures. Analyzes pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical quality control and specimen requirements to ensure accurate results. Advises and consults with the appropriate supervisor regarding troubleshooting, investigations, and quality control issues. (40%)
  • Assists in teaching, training, staff development, and competencies for the laboratory and the MLS program. Involved in QC reviews, proficiency testing, preventative maintenance, and environmental controls. Trains for new technology or new testing as new technology or testing is released. Assists with writing policies and procedures as delegated. (30%)
  • Participates in huddles or meetings and communicate quality activities inside and outside of the laboratory when needed. Assist in compliance with regulatory and accrediting agencies. Follows and ensures safety, life safety, and infection control procedures for self, patients, and others. Assist supervisor in developing departmental cohesion and collegiality using praise and appreciation of staff. (30%)Education:
    • Bachelor's Degree RequiredWork Experience:
      • A minimum of 2 to 3 years of prior laboratory experience RequiredLicenses:
        • MLSASCP-Medical Laboratory Scientist - ASCP - American Society for Clinical Pathology RequiredKnowledge, Skills and Abilities:
          • Familiar with regulatory compliance in QC and competency requirements.
          • Mentor technical staff to train, educate for decision making, and ensure competency.
          • Good communication and customer relation skills to ensure patient safety and quality processes in the laboratory.
          • Ability to perpetuate teamwork
          • Ability to organize and prioritize work within the department.
          • Ability to troubleshoot testing, equipment, and quality issues relative to testing in the area of oversight.
          • Computer skills required; in addition Microsoft Word and Excel experience
          • Ability to troubleshoot testing, equipment, and quality issuesShiftEvening (United States of America)Work TypeRegularSalary$33.61 - $50.43 / hrBenefits
            • Competitive pay
            • Outstanding benefits
            • Education opportunities
            • Shared leadership and advancement opportunity
            • State-of-the-art facilities
            • Immediate retirement plan matching
            • Professional clinical advancement program
            • Participation in evidence-based projects
            • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) eligible employer
            • National Health Service Corps (NHCS) and Colorado Health Service Corps (CHSC) eligible employerOur Values
              • Respect
              • Belonging
              • Accountability
              • TransparencyAll job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.Denver Health is an integrated, high-quality academic health care system considered a model for the nation that includes a Level I Trauma Center, a 555-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 10 family health centers, 19 school-based health centers, Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Safety, a Public Health Institute, an HMO and The Denver Health Foundation.As Colorado's primary, and essential, safety-net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided billions in uncompensated care for the uninsured. Denver Health is viewed as an Anchor Institution for the community, focusing on hiring and purchasing locally as applicable, serving as a pillar for community needs, and caring for more than 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.Located near downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).Denver Health values the unique ideas, talents and contributions reflective of the needs of our community. For read more about our commitment to diversity visit:

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