The laboratory at Saint Joseph Hospital provides inpatient and outpatient diagnostic services for our new 350 bed medical facility as well as our partners National Jewish Health and Kaiser Permanente.
This is a float position covering different days and shifts. Flexibility is needed to work days, evenings, and overnight shifts and weekend shifts. Some shifts are given in advance to cover staff vacations, some might be short notice.
Training for the position is on your first day starting with 40 hours a week for 3 weeks 8am-5pm.
The laboratory is staffed 24/7 by trained laboratory personnel with MT/MLS and MLT qualifications serving in both generalist and specialized capacities.
Our hospital is located in one of many transitional neighborhoods in Denver and offers ample secured and covered parking to our associates.
Saint Joseph Hospital in not a trauma center, but does specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, oncology and high risk maternity patients and their needs are reflected in the testing and services we excel at providing.
- Performs and interprets designated test procedures in the Rapid Response Laboratory, Blood Bank, and Microbiology as trained.
- Responsible for adhering to regulations as issued by CAP, AABB, FDA, OSHA and any other applicable regulatory agencies.
- Performs a variety of laboratory duties following established procedures, protocols and guidelines of the department and/or organization.
- Performs quality control, adheres to hospital policies, takes part in continuing education and maintains positive interpersonal relationships.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- MT/MLS with core laboratory and blood bank experience preferred.
- MLT with appropriate experience would also be considered.
Care Site Description
Saint Joseph Hospital is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit health care organization.
Interested in making a difference? Then check us out. Our rich heritage and mission, and our focus on health care delivery that values person-centered care, excellence and accountability are a winning combination as we bring health – and hope – to our patients.
- Denver (estab.1873)
- Largest acute care provider in Denver area
- 2,397 associates, 1,332 medical staff, 108 residents
- 371 beds
- New $623 million, 360-bed, 826,000-square-foot replacement facility (December 2014)
Services & Expertise
- Breast Care Center
- Cardiovascular Services
- Center for Women and Infants
- Comprehensive Cancer Center
- Emergency Services
- Medical Imaging
- Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
- Surgical Care
- Weight Loss Surgery Center
Kudos: Saint Joseph Hospital offers excellence across the continuum of care for patients.
Works under the supervision of the Manager of Laboratory Services and/or the Microbiology Manager. Performs and interprets designated test procedures in the Rapid Response Laboratory, Blood Bank, and Microbiology as trained. Responsible for adhering to regulations as issued by CAP, AABB, FDA, OSHA and any other applicable regulatory agencies. Performs a variety of laboratory duties following established procedures, protocols and guidelines of the department and/or organization. Performs quality control, trains new employees, adheres to hospital policies, takes part in continuing education and maintains positive interpersonal relationships. Performs other duties as assigned.
- Perform all designated procedures competently, including Chemistry, Hematology, Urinalysis, Coagulation, Specimen Processing, Blood Bank, and Microbiology when designated
- Set up and perform a variety of technical and complex tests following established procedures.
- Recognize and solve problems or determine alternative solutions for analysis if needed and report all deviations from established procedures to the Manager or appropriate Supervisor.
- Interpret, correlate and report test results. Verify computer-generated reports. Investigate erroneous test values and informs Supervisor(s) of all irregularities, errors or instrument failures and measures taken to solve.
- Perform and document quality control and quality assurance. Document all quality control failures and corrective action taken.
- Perform preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, calibration and make minor repairs to instrumentation. Notify Manager or Supervisor of any major instrument problems, efforts to correct and if any major repairs are needed.
- Maintain accurate logs, records, files and all other required documentation.
- Participate in updating and reviewing of procedures.
- Keep assigned work areas clean and orderly and help to maintain supply inventory; use personal protective equipment appropriately and maintain a safe environment for patients and employees.
- Train and orient new employees and students as requested. Complete training documentation as required.
- Maintain a culture of service excellence.
- Completes all assigned training within assigned timeframe; Classes, SOP review, E-Learning, etc.
- Demonstrate responsible stewardship of our resources.
- Manages work load effectively and efficiently and is able to prioritize workload to complete tasks in acceptable turnaround time. Able to perform several tasks simultaneously with no loss of quality.
- Seeks additional assignments when volumes are low to ensure maximum effectiveness of department.
- Monitoring supply quantities and restocking when volumes are low.
- Perform other related job duties such as bone marrow collections, clerical tasks, sending specimens to reference laboratories, conducting verification tests on new products and instrument/procedure comparison, statistical analysis, quality audits, quality monitors and special projects
- All associates of SCL Health System are expected to meet the following in their day-to-day work:
- Be available to work as scheduled and report to work on time.
- Be available to work overtime if needed.
- Be willing to accept supervision and work well with others.
- Be respectful of all with whom you interact and act in a professional manner.
- Be well groomed and dressed appropriately for your role.
- Be in compliance with all SCL Health System policies.
- Be sufficiently rested to perform your duties throughout the period assigned.
- Demonstrate a willingness to learn.
- Be able to communicate clearly, think clearly, and concentrate on assigned tasks.
- Be willing to perform other duties as assigned.
The information above is for summary purposes and is not intended to be a comprehensive list of essential functions.Qualifications
| ||Minimum Required ||Preferred (Optional)|
|Education ||Some College ||Bachelor's Degree|
| Additional Detail ||Medical Technologist (MT): Three years or more of academic studies at an accredited college. Completion of 12 consecutive months of internship in an accredited school of medical technology leading to a Bachelor's degree or work experience in a laboratory which qualifies for examination of a national registry |
Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT): High school diploma plus two years training from an accredited program. Completion of an internship through an accredited school or work experience in a laboratory which qualifies for examination of a national registry
|Note: In regards to MLT, per CLIA, Military programs can allow a person to obtain their MLT without having an Associate Degree.|
|Experience ||Less than 1 year || |
| Additional Detail || || |
|Licensure, Certification |
|Medical Technologist (MT): National Medical Technologist registration by ASCP, AMT or equivalent registry eligible. Initial exam must be taken within 6 months of hire and successfully completed within one year. |
Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT): National MLT registration by ASCP, AMT or Associates Degree or equivalent registry eligible. Initial exam must be taken within 6 months of hire and successfully completed within one year.
|Other: Knowledge, |
Skills and Abilities
|Automated and manual instrumentation in assigned area(s) |
Pneumatic Tube Station
Other combinations of formal education, training and experience may be considered.