Medical Technologist (MT/MLS/CLS) - Hematology/Coagulation/POCT Section Head
Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Location: Glenwood Springs
Posted on: January 15, 2022
Embrace the adventure of a career at Aspen Valley Hospital. Aspen
Valley Hospital is a twenty-five-bed community hospital that
represents the best of two worlds - the warmth and friendliness of
a small town and the technical expertise of a major medical center.
Our award-winning hospital, nestled in the heart of Aspen, CO,
includes a team of more than 500 people dedicated to making a
difference for our patients, families, and community. Nationally we
are recognized for providing some of the most exceptional patient
care of any hospital across the country.
AVH supports vaccinations as the evidence-based and most effective
means for our community and country to put COVID-19 behind us and
to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations and deaths. In order to
better care for our community, as of 10/31/21, AVH requires
COVID-19 Vaccination for all Staff.
This Position Offers:
Highly competitive pay, comprehensive benefits package (including
generous PTO, health insurance within your first 30 days,
retirement), being part of a very cohesive & supportive team, and
four of North America's top ski resorts at your doorstep.
The Laboratory Section Head performs various clinical laboratory
tests in one or more sections of Laboratory Medicine to obtain data
for use in diagnosis and treatment of disease according to
established policies and procedures. Responsible for the day-to-day
supervision or oversight of an assigned section, and training of
employees working in the section.
Primary Scope of Responsibilities:
- The Hematology/Coagulation/POCT Section Head has responsibility
for assisting in the general overall oversight, under the
laboratory director, for the hematology/coagulation and Point of
Care Testing section and its processes.
This includes but is not limited to: Reviewing and monitoring
QA/QC/QI for the section, performing routine/scheduled maintenance
on all section analyzers, reviewing manual worksheets, pathology
review report entry, being a resource for technical questions for
staff, assigning and reviewing and submitting CAP proficiency
testing when applicable for the section, and assisting with the
review, assignment, and maintenance of the section's competency
- Perform laboratory procedures as assigned; (Blood Bank,
Microbiology ,Chemistry, Special Chemistry, Hematology, Serology,
Coagulation, Urinalysis), for specimen handling and processing,
sending out reference labs and protocols, documented training and
certified in packaging and shipping of infectious material
following state, federal and local regulations, test analysis,
reporting, maintaining records of patients test results, assists in
procedures such as FNA, bone marrow and other biopsies and assists
the pathologist, phlebotomy proficient, prioritize workload.
- Proficient in documentation of quality control and follows
established procedures for "out-of-range control values, labeling
reagents and controls, adding reagents or indicators, or prepares
specimens for introduction into proper instrument, records and
reviews test results for accuracy and prepared reports of same,
documentation of troubleshooting and initiate service calls.
Supervisors must monitor all supplies and meet necessary deadlines
for weekly orders.
- Participates in overall department and facility quality
improvement plan as requested. Quality management of pre-analytic,
analytic, post-analytic processes, and proficiency testing. Each
supervisor must have a documented process improvement CQI/QM
program covering all aspects of the laboratory services.
Supervisors must schedule quarterly documented meeting with
Laboratory Director for goal review and departmental needs. Oversee
proficiency process per responsible department and respond to all
deviancy reports as designated by Lab Director. Respond and meet
timeline established by Laboratory Director on all projects and
duties. Oversee all aspects of assigned departments. Implements
correct charges procedures and monitors daily for accurate charging
in the department. Communicating with staff and Director any
corrections, updates, or additions when appropriate.
- Exercises the most desirable customer service demeanor and
professionalism in all communications, duties and attire while
interfacing with patients, physicians, staff, business-related
contacts and visitors. Takes the initiative to provide assistance
with special problems or complaints.
- Answers all incoming external and internal calls by clearly
stating the facility and employee name, screens calls, refers them
to the appropriate department or person, and paging if
- Delivers, documents, and oversees patient care in accordance
with AVH policy, procedures, protocol, and CAP, AABB, FDA or CMS
standard interpretative. Demonstrates ability to prioritize all
aspects of patient safety and the National Safety Goal
requirements. (Hand washing, 2 identifiers/ armbands, and reporting
of critical values) Participates in overall department and facility
quality improvement plan as requested.
- All Employees are accountable to comply with any Joint
Commission, departmental, and hospital wide policies and procedures
that are pertinent to their role and employment with the
- Records pertinent clinical documentation in accordance with
regulatory requirements, professional standards and hospital
- Adheres to federal, state and hospital rules and regulations
concerning HIPAA privacy and security.
- Follows Hospital compliance plan and policies, including the
Code of Conduct.
- Participates in required training for compliance related
activities (HIPAA, Compliance, Patient Safety, TJC, etc.)
- Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own
professional decision making.
- Develops professional goals and diversity of responsibilities
within practice; consistent with hospital mission and goals
- Demonstrates role awareness and seeks individualized/department
specific continuing education that improves patient care or
- Able to express values around patient/family centered care and
assists others to achieve shared understanding.
- Active participant in quality improvement processes.
- Participates and contributes to unit meetings and
- Identifies need to seek out additional information when needed
and apply relevant findings to practice
- Demonstrates purposeful service excellence through exceeding
patient and co-worker expectations.
- Represents the department and hospital as a dedicated,
courteous and responsive employee.
Minimum Qualifications & Requirements:
- Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Technology required, with
courses in biology, chemistry and mathematics; plus, successful
completion of a supervised one-year clinical internship. Must have
a CLS/MLS (ASCP) or equivalent registration.
- 4 years clinical experience in the core laboratory
- Fully competent in section with at least one year of section
- BLS Awareness training.
Benefits & Compensation:
Hire-in rates of pay are based upon the relevance of years of
experience, education and certifications. Our talent acquisition
team will help you understand how your direct experience will be
Pay range for new hires: $48.99 - $50.95/hr
Our comprehensive benefits package includes generous paid time off,
health insurance within your first 30 days, and retirement, which
can be viewed here.
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