JOB PURPOSE: To improve the health and wellbeing of our communities.
BASIC FUNCTION: The Lab Tech performs diagnostic testing on patient samples to aid physicians in the diagnosis and/or monitoring of various disease states. Performs manual and automated routine medical lab tests such as urinalyses and blood counts. Prepares specimens for examination by microscope. Operates laboratory equipment including centrifuges, dry bath incubators, and blood bank refrigerators. Conducts only waived and moderate level testing as classified by CLIA. Reports test results as accurately as possible to ensure quality control. Prepares samples for testing. Uses microscopes, a variety of chemicals, computers and precision instruments to perform complex analyses. May perform supervisory and administrative duties under the direction of the Laboratory Director. Performs clerical tasks related to laboratory services. Follows standardized procedures. Performs a variety of tasks and other duties as assigned.
Education: Completion of a two-year associate degree program in Medical Laboratory Technology or BS in Medical Technology or equivalent is required. Must be ASCP / AMT certified or equivalent. Must have current BLS card within 3 months of initial employment and maintain current status throughout GRHD employment.
Experience: 0 to 3 years of professional experience preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Familiarity with standard concepts, practices, procedures and regulations within the field. Must be knowledgeable in the following areas of laboratory medicine: microbiology, hematology, chemistry, blood bank, urinalysis, serology and immunology. Knowledge of laboratory equipment and instruments to perform laboratory testing. Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment. Good hand/eye coordination and manual dexterity.
Skilled in identifying problems and recommending solutions. Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, medical staff, co-workers and the public. Must be skilled in venipuncture, arterial blood collection and general specimen collection.
Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with precision and accuracy. Ability to distinguish between fine color graduations. Ability to work independently and effectively. Ability to react calmly and effectively in an emergency situation. Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing. Must be proficient within six (6) months of hire in Network, MS Office, Kronos, HealthStream, Mayo, Meditech, Carescripts, Allscripts and Galactica.
GENERAL COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS: Has knowledge of and adheres to all compliance regulations, policies and procedures. Completes annual compliance, privacy, and security training. Responsible for complying with all federal, state and local rules and regulations. Complies with the all Grand River Hospital District policies and procedures, the Code of Conduct and the Compliance and Ethics Program requirements. Reports any observation of fraud, waste, abuse, and/or privacy violations. Reports any conflict of interest or relationship immediately.
HEALTH INFORMATION PORTABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT (HIPAA): Ensures and adheres to strict confidentiality when handling patient information, according to the HIPAA Privacy Act and hospital policy and procedure regarding confidentiality. Complies with all hospital information security practices.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, use the hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. Must be able to lift and/or carry, push and/or pull up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
WORKING CONDITIONS: The employee is subject to daily exposure to the risk of blood borne pathogens, bacteria, toxic substances, body fluids, communicable diseases, equipment noise and occasionally the combative patient. Other conditions may exist which are common to the clinical laboratory environment.
Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Grand River Health team. Our employees enjoy best in class benefits; competitive, experience based pay and state of the art facilities and equipment. Our organization has experienced wonderful growth while preserving the family feel around campus.
Grand River Health includes our main hospital campus and our long term care center in Rifle, Colorado. We are also proud to offer services at our student health center and our satellite clinic in Parachute, Colorado.
The Western Slope of Colorado offers year round recreation with everything the outdoor enthusiast can imagine- all in a picturesque location on the Western Slope of Colorado. Big game hunting, fishing, golf, water sports, world-renowned rock and ice climbing, hiking, biking, snowmobiling and 4-wheeling: It’s all here for you. For those who enjoy the ski slopes- take in the world-class mountains of the Vail and Aspen valleys; just an hour East.
When it comes to caring for the well-being of our community, we at Grand River Health are always striving to improve as the lifelong partner in health for the residents of Rifle and its surrounding communities. We are v...ery pleased to have received a 5-Star rating for our care center and a 4-Star rating for the hospital from Centers for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS).
This keeps Grand River Health in the top 21% of hospitals in the nation and in the top 5% of long term care centers in the nation. In the spirit of continuous improvement we pursue a 5-Star rating for the hospital because we believe our community deserves only the best in their healthcare.
Grand River Health holds a strong belief that community health begins long before you ever see a physician. It is in what you eat, how you recreate, what resources are available to the community and how we, as a healthcare organization, support our community.
To review our open positions and submit your online application today, please visit www.grandriverhealth.org/jobs.