Laboratory Technician ( Job Number: 120746 )
Kaiser Permanente - Westminster, CO

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Works independently & performs a wide range of medical laboratory tests & procedures to provide data for diagnosis, treatment, & prevention of disease. Has knowledge of & adheres to all related regulatory requirements. Reports to the department or facility Laboratory Clinical Manager.

Essential Functions:
Performs & reports accurate & timely clinical laboratory tests in various sections of the laboratory
• Maintains accurate documentation in accordance w/ accrediting body & laboratory policy
• Analyzes & appraises lab results relative to each other & to the pertinent QA data
• Solves problems & makes independent decisions
• Assists others w/ more difficult procedures
• Recognizes various age-related needs & provides age appropriate care as indicated
• Trains & orients new employees
• Participates in quality assurance activities
• Performs & documents quality control
• Recognizes & resolves variances from normal
• Documents quality improvement activities according to protocol
• Assists clinicians in resolving quality concerns
• Collaborates w/ supervisor to identify, develop & implement process improvements
• Performs preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, calibration & makes minor repairs to instrumentation
• Performs specimen collection procedures & processes specimens for tracking & transport as needed
• Uses personal protective equipment appropriately & demonstrates safe work practices in accordance w/ laboratory & company policy
• Maintains a clean & safe work environment
• Contributes to a cost-effective laboratory operation & helps maintain an adequate supply inventory
• Assists manager in scheduling as needed
• Participates in interviewing & selecting potential candidates for hiring
• Prepares for & participates in the accrediting body inspection process
• Reviews test results in accordance w/ regulatory guidelines
• Oversees point-of-care testing areas & ensures compliance w/ accrediting agencies
• Uses computer systems as required & according to company & departmental procedures
• Has positive customer interactions & demonstrates good service recovery skills
• Performs other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications:
Associate degree & current certification as a Medical Laboratory Technician registered w/ or currently eligible for registry w/ the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) or its equivalent
• Must obtain certification within 12 months of hire
• Demonstrated excellent customer service skills
Rotate schedule and work weekends. Floats between departments/facilities/location.
Salary Range: $21.06 - $23.93 Hourly

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