You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Medical Laboratory Scientist.
Your compassion is tangible: patients feel it in the hand they hold. Families feel it in your prayers. Colleagues feel it in your support.
You’re generous with your thoughts, your partnerships and especially your voice, because your opinion matters.
You’re great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.
St. Mary’s Medical Center is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 346-bed regional medical center is in Grand Junction, one of the most beautiful places on earth. Our mission is to bring health and hope to the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other.
Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, we’ve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.
Together we’ll align mission and careers, values and workplace. We’ll encourage joy and take pride in our integrity.
We’ll laugh at each other’s jokes (even the bad ones). We’ll hello and high five. We’ll celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.
We’re proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.
As a Medical Lab Scientist you need to know how to:
Perform all designated procedures competently, including Chemistry, Hematology, Urinalysis, Coagulation, Specimen Processing, Blood Bank, and Microbiology when designated. Set up and perform a variety of technical and complex tests following established procedures. May obtain blood specimens from patients. May perform bedside testing. May send specimens to reference laboratories. Conduct verification tests on new products and instrument/procedure comparison, statistical analysis, and special projects.
Interpret, correlate and report test results. Verify computer-generated reports. Investigate and address erroneous test values, irregularities, errors or instrument failures. Recognize and solve problems or determine alternative solutions for analysis if needed. Document all deviations from established procedures for review by Manager or appropriate Supervisor.
Perform any QA and maintenance as required. Perform and document quality control. Document all quality control failures and corrective action taken. Maintain accurate logs, records, files and all other required documentation. Participate in updating and reviewing of procedures. Assist in the maintenance of CAP accreditation. Perform preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, calibration and make minor repairs to instrumentation. Notify Manager or Supervisor of any major instrument problems, efforts to correct and if any major repairs are needed.
Assist to performance LIS testing/process validations, printer maintenance. Evaluate and analyze shift QA reports, LIS report.
Train and orient new employees. Keep assigned work area clean and orderly. Maintain supply inventory.
We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:
Bachelor’s Degree, required within thirty (30) days of hire (military training and experience may substitute for Bachelor’s Degree)
Current ASCP or ASCP-I certification, required within twelve (12) months of hire
At least one (1) year of experience in a similar role/setting, preferred
Your next move.
Now that you know more about being a Medical Lab Scientist on our team we hope you’ll join us. At SCL Health you’ll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.
SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that operates eight hospitals, four safety net clinics, one children’s mental health center and more than 190 ambulatory service centers in three states – Colorado, Kansas and Montana. The health system includes 15,000 full-time associates and more than 500 employed providers.