Under general direction, responsible for independently accessioning, processing, performing and reporting tests analyses according to physician orders and in accordance with laboratory policies and procedures, FDA, TJC CLIA, OSHA regulations to facilitate optimum quality patient care. The employee determines that test results meet requirements of the quality control program and if not met, repeats test and ensures results are accurate before reporting. Employee reports test results following department policy, maintaining all necessary documentation and records.
The Lab Scientist position will primarily work Swing Shift which is 11-730 PM but will be required to rotate weekends and a several weekday evening shifts a month. This position deals with many aspects of Infectious Disease & Immunology. A large portion of the role will be to provide rapid testing, culture processing, AFB processing, test interpretations and a variety of other testing related to Infectious Diseases & Immunology. Some experience or background in Microbiology is preferred. Further details about schedules and training can be discussed during the interview.
Education 1. Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, microbiology, molecular or other laboratory science related area, required.
Experience 1. Previous experience in a medical laboratory is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
1. Knowledge of quality control requirements to ensure pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical quality results.
2. Skilled in analyzing specimens utilizing instrument platforms, testing kits, and manual procedures according to department policy.
3. Ability to log and perform all required maintenance and trouble-shoot equipment and problems to completion and consult with a supervisor when required.
4. Ability to meet turn-around times to ensure timely patient testing.
Shift T he Lab Scientist position will primarily work Swing Shift which is 11-730 PM but will be required to rotate weekends and a several weekday evening shifts a month.
Work Type Full time
All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.
Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 8 family health centers, 15 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, and The Denver Health Foundation.
As Colorado's primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in care for the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving approximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.
Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.
We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
"Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class."
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About Denver Health
Take your career to the next level at Denver Health, where we offer a robust benefits package and endless opportunities for growth. Denver Health is a nationally-ranked, locally-trusted, premier healthcare institution located in the heart of Denver, Colorado.Twenty-five percent of all Denver residents, or approximately 150,000 individuals, receive their health care here. We are known as an integrated health care system that encompasses multidisciplinary academic specialties, a community health system, a level I adult trauma center, pediatric emergency and urgent care center home to Denver Public Health and many of the nation’s leaders in medicine.