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Centura Health

Centura Health
Denver Colorado

Located in central Denver’s historic Washington Park residential neighborhood, associates at Porter Adventist Hospital enjoy beautiful surroundings, leading technology, outstanding leadership and easy access to everything great central Denver has to offer.   As a full-service Magnet® designated, 368-bed acute-care referral center specializing in behavioral health, cancer care, joint replacement, spinal care, advanced robotic surgery and organ transplantation, Porter Adventist Hospital treats some of the region’s most complex medical cases and surgery patients.  Our Heart and Vascular Institute is the first and only program in Colorado to receive full Heart Failure Accreditation status from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. We have also received numerous awards and honors including: The Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award (2014); top 50th orthopedic program ranking by U.S. News & World Report with high performing honors in eight specialties (2014); an “A” rating from the Leapfrog Group for Patient Safety (2014), as well as many others.  The Porter tradition of blending science and spirit began more than 75 years ago by Denver businessman Henry Porter with his generous donation after he experienced care at a Seventh Day Adventist Facility in CA and sought to bring that same philosophy of care to Denver. If you are ready for a career where the work you do truly transcends the walls of a hospital, we invite you to learn more at:


Job Description/Job Posting ID: 121612

Recruiter Contact: Amy Donnelly -

Clinic/Department: 2245 CLS PORTER GENERAL TESTING 


Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Variable

Position Summary

A laboratory professional responsible for performance of all levels of general testing within the analytical laboratory. Provides a high level of technical knowledge and application of that knowledge to department testing and clinical relevance. Consistently functions in a self-directed manner and exhibits complex problem solving skills.

Minimum Education Requirements

  • Associates Degree or completion of a U.S. Military 50-week course leading to specialty of Medical Laboratory Specialist or equivalent role and ASCP MLT certification or equivalent OR Bachelors Degree in a Science field with applicable clinical experience.

Minimum Experience Requirements

  • 1 year of related work experience preferred


  • MLT with ASCP, AMT, or equivalent certification required within 6 months of hire

Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )


  • Maintains a safe and clean working environment.*

  • Follows laboratory, hospital, and regulatory agency policies, procedures, and guidelines.*

  • Performs cytogenetic testing with a high level of competency according to established protocols.*

  • Generates and reports results which are used for making accurate diagnoses and prognoses which influences patient care and management.*

  • Performs job duties in an efficient and organized manner within required timeframe.*

  • Actively seeks to promote and help maintain (through interactions with all others within and outside the department) a positive, team oriented and service conscious environment which contributes to the goals of the department and reflects the mission and values of the system.*

  • Demonstrates knowledge and competency of laboratory computer systems.*

  • Responsible for accurate and timely result reporting, including communication and documentation of critical results.*

  • Utilizes critical thinking skills and exercises independent judgment to correlate and interpret data.*

  • Compiles and reviews LIS reports to ensure all samples are collected, processed, and tested in appropriate timeframe.*

  • Assists with resolution of unusual test orders by following up with care giver, reference lab, pathology, referring to lab leadership when appropriate.*

  • Actively participates in new associate and student training and orientation.*

  • May be assigned lead responsibilities in various areas.

  • Participates in inspections.*

  • May be required to participate in laboratory and/or hospital projects, teams, or committees.*

  • Attends department, laboratory, and hospital meetings and forums.*


  • Responsible for operation, maintenance, troubleshooting of instruments and appropriate documentation of activities.*

  • Completes required QC and maintenance, consistently recognizing variances and documenting appropriate corrective action.*

  • Participates in detecting and documenting occurrences that deviate from defined procedures.*


  • Acknowledges receipt of specimens in laboratory information system.*

  • Receives specimens, assesses priority, assures appropriate specimen identification, and appropriate specimen type. May include ordering and processing of hospital registered and outreach patients.*

  • Centrifuges, aliquots, and distributes samples to appropriate testing area.*

As Defined by Site:

  • Prepares samples for off-site testing, to include assessing appropriate sample type, container, and temperature.

  • Completes related paperwork and/or computer documentation.*

  • Packages samples for courier transport to off-site testing locations.*

  • Participates in detecting and documenting occurrences that deviate from defined procedures.*


  • Acts as a steward of finances through appropriate uses of supplies, materials, and productive activities.*

  • Adheres to assigned schedule while responding to work load demands and staffing needs by maintaining flexibility.*

  • Recognizes and provides input for opportunities to improve productivity, lab workflow, supply management, and cost containment.*


  • Serves as a liaison with other laboratory departments and hospital services.*

  • Responds to customer inquiries for laboratory results, status of patient testing, test requirements, and other laboratory information.*

  • Consistently monitors Centura email account and provides timely response or action when appropriate.*

  • Maintains inter- and intra-department relations by appropriate communication, teamwork, and cooperation.*

  • Handles and resolves customer complaints in a timely manner, referring when appropriate.*

  • Assumes and demonstrates management responsibilities in the absence of on-site leadership.*

Physical Requirements

  • Light Work - exert/lift up to 20 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 10 lbs. frequently)

Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. 

Basic Qualifications