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Community Hospital Cytotechnologist, Full-Time in Grand Junction, Colorado

ABOUT COMMUNITY HOSPITAL:

Community Hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado, is a full-service, acute-care hospital licensed for 60 beds. As part of the Colorado West Healthcare System, we offer full outpatient diagnostic services and inpatient care for the Western Slope region of Colorado, and eastern Utah. Community Hospital brings together expert staff and world-class technology in a healing, family-centered environment. We provide a full range of medical services, including inpatient and outpatient surgery and emergency care.

We pride ourselves on delivering personalized care to our patients, and in working closely with our medical-care providers in treating the whole person. This approach has resonated with our patients, and we are growing to meet our community?s demand. Our NEW four-story, 140,000 square foot, hospital opened Thursday, March 17th, 2016!

WHERE WE LIVE:

Grand Junction is located in beautiful Western Colorado and is the largest city in between Denver and Salt Lake City. Grand Junction is an outdoor lover?s paradise with hundreds of miles of mountain biking and hiking right out your front door. There is fantastic winter and summer activities including skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, camping, and hiking. Enjoy the numerous lakes and rivers that supply abundant opportunities for boating, rafting, paddle boarding, and fishing. Avoid the traffic with close access to world class skiing in Aspen, Telluride, Vail, and Crested Butte. Come and tour one of the valley's 24 unique wineries and explore downtown Main Street with unique shops and delicious cafes and restaurants. Journey through the awe-inspiring Colorado National Monument or catch an event at Colorado Mesa University or a Grand Junction Rockies baseball game. Your activity options are endless in Western Colorado!

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Technical and Documentation Duties
  • A. Review patient documentation and ensure identity of patient.

  • B. Microscopically screen and diagnose gynecologic and non-gynecologic specimens for infectious, pre-malignant and malignant processes.

  • C. Perform all duties according to department procedures and licensing agencies (CLIA 88, ASCP, AOA, and C.A.P).

  • D. Perform both pre and post-analytical quality assurance protocols with daily documentation of results.

  • E. Assist Pathologist at non-gynecological FNA?s, Brochoscopies, and bone marrow aspirations, as requested.

  1. Teamwork
  • A. Maintain professional relationship and good communication with prep personnel and other employees as appropriate.

  • B. Meets competency requirements, works rotating weekends, holidays and rotating fill-in for all shifts that become available due to illness or PTO requests.

  • C. Participates in the orientation and training of new staff as requested. Completes training documentation as required.

  • D. Provides courteous and professional direction and consultation to phlebotomists on technical topics.

  • E. Attends and participates in approved/requested committees and meetings.

  1. Account Perception
  • A. Pulls various reports throughout the day to ensure complete, thorough and timely reporting of laboratory test results. Advises following shift about the status of any pending work.

  • B. Responds in a courteous and professional manner to client inquires and/or problems/complaints.

  • C. Helps to promote helpful and patient oriented working environment.

  • D. Makes contact with ordering physicians/departments as critical values, STAT reports, and similar circumstances present. Understands that time is of the essence in conveying such information to the ordering physician.

  1. Safety
  • A. Keeps assigned work areas clean and orderly and helps to maintain supply inventory, uses personal protective equipment appropriately and maintains a safe environment for patients and employees.

  • B. Follows and supports proper techniques for operation of testing equipment and storage/handling of all reagents. C. Documents unusual occurrences and reports risks noted in the care environment

  • D. Responds appropriately to over-head emergency announcements.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Requires CT (ASCP) certification. Bachelor?s degree in biological sciences preferred

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