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Medical Technologist I

Children\'s Hospital Colorado – Aurora, CO

Why Work at Children s....

Children s Hospital Colorado has defined and delivered pediatric healthcare excellence for more than 100 years. Founded in 1908, Children s Colorado is a leading pediatric network entirely devoted to the health and well being of children. Continually recognized as one of the nation s outstanding hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, Children s Colorado is known both for its nationally and internationally recognized medical, research and education programs as well as the full spectrum of everyday care for kids throughout Colorado and surrounding states. With more than 1,000 healthcare professionals representing the full spectrum of pediatric specialties, Children s Colorado Network of Care includes its main campus, 16 Children s Care Centers and more than 400 outreach clinics.
A career at Children s Colorado will challenge you, inspire you, and motivate you to make a difference in the life of a child.

Additional Information

Department: Microbiology
Hours per week: 40, eligible for benefits
Shift: This is a full-time Night shift position with 10 hour shifts, rotating holidays and weekends. There is rotation to day shift for training, competency and continuing education.

Job Overview

Responsible for performing laboratory testing and procedures in any/all areas of the laboratory and reporting timely accurate test results.

This is a dynamic and busy Microbiology lab with frequent clinician interaction that is part of a comprehensive diagnostic team.

Responsibilities

POPULATION SPECIFIC CARE

  • Neonate - <30 days
  • Infancy - >30 days to 1yr
  • Toddlers - >1yr to 3yrs
  • Pre-Schoolers - >3yrs to 5yrs
  • School age - >5yrs to 13yrs
  • Adolescent - >13yrs to 18yrs
  • Adults > 18yrs

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions. These examples do not include all of the functions which the employee may be expected to perform.

  • Responsible for reporting accurate results, evaluating results for clinical significance and validity, and for recognition of atypical/abnormal results requiring additional follow up.
  • Ensures quality control is acceptable and instrumentation is functioning and maintained within defined tolerance limits and documentation is completed.
  • Consciously works to minimize errors and takes responsibility for correcting and documenting errors in a timely manner.
  • Performs all laboratory functions according to standard operating procedures and guidelines established by regulatory agencies, including participation in proficiency testing and familiarization with regulations and quality indicators.
  • Troubleshoots equipment and assay performance when results are questionable.
  • May teach, train and/or mentor new employees, students and other healthcare professionals according to standard operating procedures, when requested.
  • May procure blood from patients by venipuncture, fingerstick or heelstick to obtain blood samples for analysis following age-specific guidelines.
Other Information

COMPETENCIES

  • ADAPTABILITY - Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment (e.g., people, processes, structure, or culture); adjusting effectively to change by exploring the benefits, trying new approaches, and collaborating with others to make the change successful.
  • APPLIED LEARNING - Assimilating and applying new job-related information in a timely manner.
  • BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS - Developing and leveraging relationships within and across work groups to achieve results.
  • COLLABORATING - Working cooperatively with others to help a team or work group achieve its goals.
  • COMMUNICATION - Conveying information and ideas clearly and concisely to individuals or groups in an engaging manner that helps them understand and retain the message; listening actively to others.
  • CUSTOMER ORIENTATION - Placing a high priority on the internal or external customers perspective when making decisions and taking action; implementing service practices that meet the customers and own organizations needs.
  • DECISION MAKING - Identifying and understanding problems and opportunities by gathering, analyzing, and interpreting quantitative and qualitative information; choosing the best course of action by establishing clear decision criteria, generating and evaluating alternatives, and making timely decisions; taking action that is consistent with available facts and constraints and optimizes probable consequences.
  • DIVERSITY & INCLUSIVITY Is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, and other individual differences in the workforce; recognizes the value of diverse perspectives and experiences and fosters a work environment reflective of the community at large.
  • EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE - Establishing and sustaining trusting relationships by accurately perceiving and interpreting own and others emotions and behavior; leveraging insights to effectively manage own responses so that ones behavior matches ones values and delivers intended results.
  • MANAGING RELATIONSHIPS - Meeting the personal needs of individuals to build trust, encourage two-way communication, and strengthen relationships.
  • MANAGING WORK - Effectively managing ones time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
  • PLANNING & ORGANIZING - Establishing an action plan for self and others to complete work efficiently and on time by setting priorities, establishing timelines, and leveraging resources.
  • RESOLVING CONFLICTS - Helping others deal effectively with an antagonistic situation to minimize damage to the relationships and promote shared goals; using appropriate interpersonal methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people and facilitate agreement.
  • STRESS TOLERANCE - Maintaining stable performance under pressure or opposition (e.g., experiencing time pressure, conflict, or job ambiguity); handling stress in a manner that is acceptable to others and to the organization.

SCOPE AND LEVEL

  • GUIDELINES: Developmental, standard, or intermediate level. Guidelines are generally numerous, well established, and directly applicable to the work assignment. Work assignment and desired results are explained by general oral or written instructions.
  • COMPLEXITY: Duties assigned are generally complex and may be of substantial intricacy. Work assignment is performed within an established framework under general instructions but requires simultaneous coordination of assigned functions or projects in various stages of completion.
  • DECISION MAKING: Decisions or recommendations on non-standardized situations are limited to relating organizational policies to specific cases. Brings non-routine issues to supervisor. Problems that are not covered by guidelines or that are without precedent are taken up with the supervisor.
  • COMMUNICATIONS: Contacts with team members, clients or the public where factual information relative to the organization or its functions are received, relayed, or a service rendered according to established procedures or instructions.
  • SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Under normal supervision, within a standardized work situation, the employee performs duties common to the line of work without close supervision or detailed instruction. Work product is subject to continual review.
Qualifications
  • EDUCATION Bachelors degree in a chemical, physical, biological, or clinical laboratory science or medical technology from an accredited institution.
  • EQUIVALENCY Meeting one of the other requirements set by the ASCP Board of Certification may be accepted in lieu of degree.
  • CERTIFICATION(S) Medical Technologist/Scientist Certification ASCP or equivalent or; certification required within 6 months of eligibility
Physical Requirements

Ability to Perform Essential Functions of the Job

  • Audio-Visual: Color Discrimination: Good
  • Audio-Visual: Depth Perception: Good
  • Audio-Visual: Far Vision: Good
  • Audio-Visual: Hearing: Fair
  • Audio-Visual: Near Vision: Good
  • General Activity: Drive: None
  • General Activity: Sit: 1-2 hrs. per day
  • Motion: Bend: Up to 1/3 of time Motion:
  • Reach: Up to 1/3 of time
  • Use of Hands/Feet: Both Hands - Precise Motor Function (Or Fine Manipulation)

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Exposure: Exposure to blood/body fluid: Regular/Frequent. Exposure: Exposure to chemicals: Occasional.
  • Exposure: Exposure to infectious diseases: Occasional.
  • Mental and Emotional Requirements: Handles multiple priorities effectively.
  • Mental and Emotional Requirements: Independent discretion/decision making.
  • Mental and Emotional Requirements: Makes decisions under pressure.
  • Mental and Emotional Requirements: Works with others effectively.
Equal Employment Opportunity

It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. Be aware that none of the questions are intended to imply illegal preferences or discrimination based on non-job-related information.

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