The position of Medical Laboratory Technician/Medical Laboratory Scientist serves at the CSU Health Network and reports to the Laboratory Manager. The main function of the position is to assist physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of disease and human illness by collecting, processing and analyzing patient samples and reporting test results in an accurate and efficient manner.
The Medical Laboratory Technician/Medical Laboratory Scientist position reports to the Laboratory Manager, and works a part-time schedule (32 hours per week/ 0.8 full-time equivalency (FTE). This position may be required to work between the hours of 7:30 am – 6:00 pm Monday-Friday and will work rotating weekends and/or holidays for a limited number hours, based on volume, where microbiology is performed independently.
The annual salary range of this job announcement reflects the full-time, 12-month annualized salary. The salary for this position will be prorated to the 0.8 FTE.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Performs laboratory testing in chemistry, hematology, immunology, microbiology and urinalysis as requested by a Medical Professional
Processes and analyzes patient samples including but not limited to blood, urine, synovial fluid, tissue samples, and other bio-hazardous materials for testing and reporting test results in an accurate and efficient manner
Analyzes patient samples, interpreting data, and based on findings, either performs additional testing or recommends additional testing necessary to establish a diagnosis
Operates and maintains complex analyzers and medical equipment used in the laboratory and ensures accurate resulting of each clinical laboratory specimen
Maintains each laboratory bench by inspecting all materials for expiration, noting any inventory needs, checking the quality of all stains and reagents, and determining hazardous or bio-hazard potential, thus keeping in compliance with certification and environmental health and safety regulations
Records procedural deviation due to specimen, analyzer, or testing material in assigned binder and, if necessary, provides a CSU Health Network Occurrence Report for review by the laboratory manager, laboratory director, and the facility compliance coordinator
Utilizes knowledge of multiple computer systems in order to result and process a variety specimen for in-house testing and sample requirements as well as multiple reference laboratory systems for tests performed outside of the CSU Health Network Laboratory
Adapts to diverse communication styles, demonstrates effective listening skills, and maintains strict confidentiality of patient information in compliance with CSU, state, federal and HIPPA requirements
Identifies customer needs through courteous questions and conveys a positive and professional image of the work unit to fellow employees, patients, vendors and clients by using appropriate professional language and terminology
Collaborates and communicates effectively with colleagues
Maintains educational requirements by completing the required twelve (12) continuing education units (CEU) per year or 36 CEU/three (3) years in accordance with the national certification maintenance program through the Board of Certification (BOC), successfully resulting required competencies and proficiency testing in the laboratory
CSU offers full benefits which include Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, retirement programs and more. The University’s Commitment to Campus benefits program offers a wide range of programs, discounts and special benefits available to eligible faculty and staff. For more detailed information about CSU benefits, visit http://www.hrs.colostate.edu/benefits/ and http://www.hrs.colostate.edu/benefits/fap-insplans-new.pdf.
Required Job Qualifications
Proof of certification by a national board of registry (BOR) or board of certification (BOC) to include one or more of the following:
American Society for Clinical Pathologists (ASCP); or
American Medical Technologists (AMT); or
American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB)
MT/MLS – One year of work experience in a clinical laboratory; or
MLT – Three or more years of work experience in a clinical laboratory including three years experience in microbiology
Bachelor of Science (BS) from an accredited Medical Laboratory Sciences program (MT/MLS); or
Associates of Applied Sciences (AAS) from an accredited Medical Laboratory Sciences program (MLT); or
50-week medical laboratory training program in the military plus certification
For the protection of patients and staff, the CSU Health Network follows CDC guidelines for employee health. Vaccinations must be up-to-date according to CSU Health Network Employee Health policy, or you must be willing to become current with requirements.
Preferred Job Qualifications
One or more years work experience in microbiology
Experience with clinical/medical laboratory procedures in chemistry, hematology, immunology, and urinalysis
Experience with analyzing policies, programs, and initiatives to make recommendations for quality improvement
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Active membership in a professional society related to the field of Clinical Laboratory Science
In-depth experience in a technical field requiring interpretive abilities
Working knowledge of electronic health records (EHR/EMR/HIS) and laboratory information systems (LIS)
Effective interpersonal and customer service skills
Exceptional listening, verbal, and written communication skills
Outstanding problem solving and reasoning skills
Ability to multi-task
Ability to adapt to change
Ability to work effectively in a team and individually
High level of accountability
Highly motivated and committed to excellence
Attention to detail and accuracy
Internal Number: 201900577AP
About Colorado State University Health Network
Colorado State University
Colorado State University is a public research university founded in 1870 and located in Fort Collins, in the U.S. state of Colorado. The university is the state’s land-grant university, and the flagship university of the Colorado State University System. As a land-grant institution, it is in the DNA of Colorado State University to promote education to anyone with the motivation and ability to earn a degree.
Our State is Colorado, but our Colorado State University Rams are built on a global scale. We unite in Fort Collins, where our diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences strengthen our community. Fort Collins is a community that blends education and industry, hard work and recreation, tradition and progress. True to our land-grant beginnings, we’re focused on practical solutions for today and tomorrow.
Colorado State University employs over 7,000 full and part-time faculty, exempt and non-exempt professionals, and classified staff. The current enrollment is approximately 33,058 students, including resident and non-resident instruction students. The University has approximately 2,000 faculty in eight colleges and 55 academic departments. Colo...rado State University, also known as CSU, offers more than 150 degrees in eight colleges. Bachelor’s degrees are offered in 65 fields of study, with master’s degrees in 55 fields. Colorado State confers doctoral degrees in 40 fields of study, in addition to a professional degree in veterinary medicine.
CSU Health Network Vision and Mission
Our Vision is to lead the university community toward a healthy campus that promotes student success by providing multidisciplinary healthcare to enhance all aspects of student well-being.
Our Mission is to promote the complete physical and mental health of the CSU student community by providing quality health care and comprehensive health education and prevention programming. In addition, the Health Network offers educational opportunities and training programs for all levels of health professionals. Through ongoing research, the CSU Health Network evaluates programs and services and assesses student needs to meet our goal of continuous quality improvement. For more information about the CSU Health Network at Colorado State University, see https://health.colostate.edu/about-csu-health-network/.
The Laboratory is responsible for analyzing human blood or body fluids as ordered by a Medical Professional for the diagnosis and treatment of physical and mental illness.
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