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Laboratory Technician

Company: Colorado Mountain Medical
Location: Avon
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Colorado Mountain Medical is seeking a Laboratory Technician to join or team of health care professionals. The Laboratory Technician is responsible for specimen processing, quality control, maintenance, test performance, and for reporting test results.

This position will be located in our clinic in Avon, Colorado. We offer great benefits including medical, dental, vision, a retirement savings plan with company match, PTO, annual bonus potential and more!

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Follows laboratory's procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting, quality control and maintaining records of patient test results.
  • Follows established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, OSHA Rules and Regulations, environmental and infection control standards.
  • Performs only those moderate complexity tests within the scope of qualifications.
  • Performs and reviews quality controls in testing; decides if results are within acceptable ranges, researches problems and corrects.
  • Performs a variety of determinations on different bodily fluids such as pregnancy tests, urinalysis, and complete blood counts. Confirms and verifies test results and reports findings to clinicians.
  • Documents all quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance performed.
  • Prepares specimens to be stored or transported to the reference laboratory.
  • Operates, calibrates, and conducts performance checks on clinical laboratory equipment and monitors maintenance schedules.
  • Follows corrective action policies and procedures when test systems are not within the laboratory's established acceptable levels of performance.
  • Identifies problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and corrects the problems or notifies supervisory personnel of the problem.
  • Documents all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications.

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum Associates degree in Biology or Chemistry OR 1 year similar Lab experience required
  • 1 Year clinical experience preferred.
  • MT or MLT certification preferred.
  • High level computer proficiency and ability to learn new software programs.
  • Lab technology proficiency preferred.
  • Ability to gather, analyze, interpret and communicate diverse and complex information.
  • Ability to effectively organize resources, establish priorities and perform multiple tasks.
  • Professionalism and ability to be discreet with confidential and sensitive issues.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Sitting for more than 50% of the day.
  • Walking and standing for less than 50% of the day.
  • Occasionally lifts, moves, or exerts force up to 50lbs.
  • Full range of body motion including manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination in operation and manipulation of complex laboratory equipment
  • Seeing up close, long distances, color, and adjusting and focusing vision.
  • Hearing to normal range.
  • Working indoors in an office environment.
  • Exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, and other conditions common to a medical clinic environment.
  • Direct contact with corrosive chemicals, infectious agents, handling glassware and needles.

Keywords: Colorado Mountain Medical, Vail , Laboratory Technician, Other , Avon, Colorado

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