Children's Hospital Colorado Medical Technologist I - 57380 in Aurora, Colorado

Why Work at Children's....Children's Hospital Colorado has defined and delivered pediatric healthcareexcellence for more than 100 years. Founded in 1908, Children's Coloradois a leading pediatric network entirely devoted to the health and well beingof children. Continually recognized as one of the nation's outstandinghospitals by U.S. News & World Report, Children's Colorado is known bothfor its nationally and internationally recognized medical, research andeducation programs as well as the full spectrum of everyday care for kidsthroughout Colorado and surrounding states. With more than 1,000 healthcareprofessionals representing the full spectrum of pediatric specialties,Children's Colorado Network of Care includes its main campus, 16Children's Care Centers and more than 400 outreach clinics.A career at Children's Colorado will challenge you, inspire you, andmotivate you to make a difference in the life of a child.Additional InformationDepartment: Anatomic PathologyHours per week: 40, eligible for benefitsJob OverviewUnder the direction of Laboratory supervisors, performs laboratory testingand procedures. Reports timely & accurate test results. Exercisesindependent judgement and responsibility with minimal technical supervision inevaluating results for clinical significance/validity, recognition ofatypical/abnormal results requiring additional follow up. Ensuresacceptable quality control. Verifies instrumentation is functioning withindefined tolerance limits. Actively participates in quality improvementactivities and complies with standard operating procedures.ResponsibilitiesPopulation Specific CareNeonate -Infancy - >30 days to 1yrToddlers - >1yr to 3yrsPre-Schoolers - >3yrs to 5yrsSchool age - >5yrs to 13yrsAdolescent - >13yrs to 18yrsAdults > 18yrs Essential FunctionsAn employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of thefollowing essential functions. These examples do not include all of thefunctions which the employee may be expected to perform.Responsible for reporting accurate results, evaluating results for clinicalsignificance and validity, and for recognition of atypical/abnormalresults requiring additional follow up.Ensures quality control is acceptable and instrumentation is functioning andmaintained within defined tolerance limits and documentation is completed.Consciously works to minimize errors and takes responsibility for correctingand documenting errors in a timely manner.Performs all laboratory functions according to standard operating proceduresand guidelines established by regulatory agencies, including participationin proficiency testing and familiarization with regulations and qualityindicators.Troubleshoots equipment and assay performance when results are questionable.May teach, train and/or mentor new employees, students and otherhealthcare professionals according to standard operating procedures, whenrequested.May procure blood from patients by venipuncture, fingerstick orheelstick to obtain blood samples for analysis following age-specificguidelineOther InformationCOMPETENCIESADAPTABILITY - Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes inwork responsibilities or environment (e.g., people, processes,structure, or culture); adjusting effectively to change by exploring thebenefits, trying new approaches, and collaborating with others to make thechange successful.APPLIED LEARNING - Assimilating and applying new job-related information in atimely manner.BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS - Developing and leveraging relationships within andacross work groups to achieve results.COLLABORATING - Working cooperatively with others to help a team or work groupachieve its goals.COMMUNICATION - Conveying information and ideas clearly and concisely toindividuals or groups in an engaging manner that helps them understand andretain the message; listening actively to others.CUSTOMER ORIENTATION - Placing a high priority on the internal or externalcustomer's perspective when making decisions and takin