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Lab Technician
Telluride Regional Medical Center Telluride, CO

Lab Technician

Telluride Regional Medical Center
Telluride, CO
Expired: February 20, 2024 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Full-Time

The purpose of the Lab Technician is to consistently provide quality care to patients in a warm and welcoming manner. Under the general supervision of the Lab Manager and in an outpatient clinical setting, the Lab Technician performs specialized medical and laboratory procedures of a routine nature, as directed by established clinical protocol. The Lab Technician maintains lab instruments and performs quality control and proficiency tests.

Qualifications:

Education and Formal Training:
High school diploma or equivalent required; Associate's or Bachelor's degree in a scientific field preferred.

Medical certificate/licensure not required but preferred.

Experience:
A minimum of one year experience in a laboratory setting is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Proficient in phlebotomy
  • Competent in blood handling, specimen processing, and storage requirements
  • Ability to perform standard clinical procedures according to established protocols
  • Knowledge of patient evaluation and triage procedures
  • Ability to maintain quality, safety, and infection control standards
  • Ability to perform routine invasive procedures, such as venipuncture and injections, in accordance with established clinical protocol
  • Ability to maintain calendars and schedule appointments
  • Knowledge of related accreditation and certification requirements
  • Knowledge of outpatient clinical administrative procedures
  • Knowledge of inventory management practices
  • Spanish medical interpretation (preferred, but not required)

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

Administrative Duties (may include, but not limited to):
  • Using all computer applications
  • Answering telephones
  • Obtain documents and lab orders from outside providers
  • Complete all documents for provider signatures (as much as possible)
  • Coding and timely entry of all charges
  • Schedule appointments for patients
  • Chart all procedures

Laboratory (may include, but not limited to):
  • Completion of laboratory procedure check list at onset of employment
  • Competency assessed at 6 months and yearly thereafter
  • Performing quality controls
  • Phlebotomy - venipuncture and capillary collection
  • Performs routine and non-routine tests and analyses using the appropriate technical equipment and instruments
  • Maintain maintenance and temperature logs
  • Giving injections (immunizations, boosters, PPD, etc)
  • Pre-planning next day lab appointments
  • Stocking supplies/inventory control
  • Trouble shoot instrumentation
  • Assign labs results to ordering provider
  • Follow up of critical lab results
  • Train other staff on lab procedures and protocol
  • Correct use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Clean and stock draw room
  • Assist PC as needed
  • Assist ED as needed in critical situations

eClinicalWorks (eCW) (may include, but not limited to):
    • Navigation of health care records
    • Creating telephone message
    • Locating orders
    • Signing off and locking charts
    • Faxing lab orders and results to outside providers

Infectious Disease Precautions (may include, but not limited to):
  • OSHA Standards, policy and procedure for universal precautions, biological hazards, infectious disease hazards, disposal and handling of biological waste, cleaning after biological contamination, respiratory droplet protection. (Isolation - contact vs. respiratory)

Immunizations (may include, but not limited to):
  • Basic understanding of immunizations and how they work
  • Preparing, administering, and documenting immunizations to child and adult
  • Follow ACIP and CDC guidelines
  • Documentation for the patient
  • Vaccines for Children (VFC) documentation
  • Understanding of the procedure for notifying the appropriate staff when supplies are low
  • Temperature logs

Clinical Procedures (may include, but not limited to):
  • Vital Sign - understanding alarm values (see triage notebook)
  • Documentation of procedures preformed
  • PPD placement and documentation
  • ZIO patches - placement and registration
  • Allergy Injections

Phone calls (may include, but not limited to):
  • Appropriate answering of the phones
  • Medical advice will be referred to nurse or providers
  • Over head paging and transferring calls
  • Phone call recording in eCW (TE)

Supervisory Duties:
No supervisory duties.

Job Specifications:
Ability to perform physically demanding work such as moving and lifting equipment, standing for long periods of time, etc.

Work Environment/Physical Activities:
  • Work is performed in an interior medical/clinical environment
  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
  • Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous chemical and biohazardous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions
  • Use of protective equipment (PPE)
  • Will work with blood or blood-borne pathogens and will require OSHA training.

Conditions of Employment:
  • Certification and/or licensures must be maintained
  • Successful candidate must submit to post offer.
  • TRMC will provide Hepatitis vaccination; candidate may decline vaccination through declination form or may provide record of vaccination from previous employer.
  • Annual Influenza vaccination
  • A pre-employment background investigation may be required
  • CPR Certified

Additional Information:
This is a non-exempt position. The position reports to the Lab Manager. It is essential that the employee must exhibit the ability to remain positive and focused in a fast paced environment. Willingness to work with various personality types to reach consensus in order to optimize services provided to both the patient and other departments.

Pay range is $20 - $23 per hour.

Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with the job.

Address

Telluride Regional Medical Center

Telluride, CO
USA

Industry

Healthcare

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