Boulder Community Hospital Med Tech Lead - Foothills Lab in Boulder, Colorado
Fulltime - 40 hours a week - Evenings
2:30 - 11:00 M-F, rotating weekends and holidays
Starting rate of $27.86 - $34.83 per hour, additional consideration based on years of experience. A differential is provided for flexibility associated with scheduling.
Boulder Community Health was recently honored as Best Local Employer by the Daily Camera in the 2018 Boulder County Gold, their People’s Choice Awards for businesses in Boulder County. Come join us and be a part of an independent, community-focused health system and feel good knowing that your work will make a difference in people’s lives and be a positive contribution to the community.
Coordinates the technical component of the clinical laboratory, pathology laboratory, or blood bank. Ensure operational excellence is maintained and consistent with meeting the needs and expectations of the laboratory’s many customers.
Education or Formal Training
Baccalaureate degree in Medical Technology or Medical Laboratory Science; or
Baccalaureate degree, including 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) of biological science (with one semester in microbiology), 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) of chemistry (with one semester in organic or biochemistry).
Copy of diploma or academic transcript required.
Special Qualifications (licensure, registration, etc.)
MT/MLS certification from American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or American Medical Technologists (AMT), required.
Knowledge, Skill and Ability
Good written and verbal communication skills.
Good training/teaching skills. Adapts techniques as necessary. Approachable and patient.
Good technical knowledge in the respective section.
a) Blood Bank – current working knowledge of immunohematology, blood group serology, practical blood transfusions and all appropriate regulations, including American Association of Blood Banks (AABB), Federal Drug Administration (FDA), College of American Pathologists (CAP), required.
b) Chemistry – current working knowledge of chemistry, special chemistry, toxicology, and immunology required.
c) Hematology – current working knowledge of hematology, coagulation, and urinalysis required.
d) Microbiology – current working knowledge of principles and procedures pertaining to the microbiology disciplines of bacteriology, mycology, virology, immunology, molecular diagnostics, parasitology and mycobacteriology required.
e) Histology – current working knowledge of routine histologic procedures, special stains, and immunohisto chemistry.
f) Cytology-current working knowledge of principles and procedures pertaining to gynecological, non-gynecological and monolayer cytology.
g) Point of Care (POC) – current working knowledge of point of care testing
Minimum three years of experience in the clinical laboratory.
Knowledge and experience with Laboratory Information Systems (LIS).
WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES
Physical working environment may include, but not be limited to, any of the following hazards: chemical, electronic, mechanical, biowaste, explosive, radiation, etc.
Environmental conditions may include, but not be limited to, variations in temperature, noise, odors, etc.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to constantly stand and walk. The employee frequently is required to stoop, crouch and twist. The employee is occasionally required to kneel, squat, and sit.
Functional physical demands include manual dexterity, fine motor skills, and reaching. The following senses will be needed for essential duties of the job: speech, vision, hearing, smell and touch.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs all responsibilities of bench technologist, including:
a) An appropriate turn around time for accurate test results.
b) Calling and documenting all critical values and STAT tests results.
c) Performing quality control to ensure accuracy of test system, and
d) Submitting appropriate abnormal results to the pathologist.
Assign workload to staff as appropriate to provide quality patient care and notifies Supervisor or Manager of significant delays.
Review, respond, and document all quality control data.
Coordinate, perform, and document preventative maintenance and troubleshooting of all instruments.
Facilitate communication, team building and motivate employees to provide quality patient focused service and enhance productivity.
Consistently enforce policies and procedures. Ensure accurate dissemination of information.
Inform the Supervisor or Manager of all inventory and supply needs in a timely manner to ensure patient focused quality care.
In collaboration with the Supervisor or Manager, provide performance and competency feedback in a timely manner.
Assist in employing quality individuals. Coordinate and participate in training of new employees and MT/MLT students.
Additional Duties for Point of Care Lead Tech
Follow up for concern forms, when necessary, and route to the Pathologist for review.
Quarterly Quality Assurance (QA) review forms in each clinic are discussed with Lab Trainers. QA report for POC Sent to RN Directors and Managers.
Coordinate yearly QA project for each clinic.
Correlations with Main Lab and each clinic that has an instrument test.
Assure Maintenance protocol is followed at each site.
Set up competencies and method validations written for doctors, nurses, PCA’s. Trauma Techs and other personnel that perform lab testing.
Keep POC manuals up to date and assure the POC sites have most recent and updated procedures.
Check Safety Data Sheet (SDS) logs to assure correct chemical documentation at each site.
Check reagents and QC material for expiration.
Assure that calibrations and method validations are performed.
Verify Proficiency Testing is performed and rotated amongst staff. Write up follow up forms for any missed Proficiency Test.
Uncompromising medical excellence, delivered with the values of respect and compassion. Since 1922, Boulder Community Health has built our reputation on this promise. As a community-owned and operated not-for-profit hospital and clinics, we remain dedicated to meeting the evolving healthcare needs of our citizens and providing access to high quality medical care. Our state-of-the art facilities are home to many medical professionals who offer an extensive range of medical services.
Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, adventure awaits you right outside your door. Big, beautiful vistas, serene snow-capped mountains, and a lifestyle conducive to enjoying the outdoors bring a truly fresh perspective to our practice of healthcare.
Surround yourself by natural beauty and an active, life-embracing community, while you enjoy state of the art facilities and equipment along with a competitive compensation and benefits package, including health/dental/life, paid annual leave, tuition reimbursement and much more.
EOE/Affirmative Action/Drug-free workplace