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Chemistry Section Head

Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Location: Aspen
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Company Overview:

Embrace the adventure of a career at Aspen Valley Hospital. Aspen Valley Hospital is a twenty-five-bed community hospital that represents the best of two worlds - the warmth and friendliness of a small town and the technical expertise of a major medical center. Our award-winning hospital, nestled in the heart of Aspen, CO, includes a team of more than 500 people dedicated to making a difference for our patients, families, and community. Nationally we are recognized for providing some of the most exceptional patient care of any hospital across the country.

This Position Offers:

Highly competitive pay, being part of a very cohesive & supportive team, and four of North America's top ski resorts at your doorstep. Our comprehensive benefits package, which can be viewed here, includes generous paid time off, health insurance within your first 30 days, and retirement. You will also be eligible to purchase discounted bus passes for transportation to and from work, discounted ski pass options, 457B, and a number of AVH hosted programs including cell phone discounts and computer software.

Pay range for new hires: $40.91 - 65.44/hr

Night and weekend shift differentials up to $6.00/hr

Hire-in rates of pay are based upon the relevance of years of experience, education and certifications. Our talent acquisition team will help you understand how your direct experience will be considered.

AVH requires the initial series of COVID-19 vaccinations for all staff.

Job Overview:

The Section Head performs various clinical laboratory tests according to established policies and procedures to obtain data for use in diagnosis and treatment of disease. Responsible for the day-to-day supervision or oversight of assigned laboratory section, and training of employees working in the section.

Primary Scope of Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the day-to-day operation of the assigned section of the laboratory, including scheduling, inventory maintenance, testing, and reporting of results.
  • Ensure that laboratory tests are performed accurately and efficiently, and that results are reported in a timely manner.
  • Develop and maintain standard operating procedures (SOPs) for all tests and procedures within assigned section.
  • Conduct and oversee quality control and quality assurance activities, including proficiency testing, equipment maintenance, and troubleshooting.
  • Maintain laboratory records and documentation in accordance with regulatory requirements.
  • Provide technical expertise and guidance to laboratory staff, including training, coaching, and mentoring.
  • Collaborate with other laboratory sections and healthcare providers to ensure timely and accurate patient care.
  • Participate in laboratory and hospital committees as assigned.
  • Remain up-to-date with the latest developments in laboratory medicine, and ensure that laboratory practices are consistent with best practices and industry standards.

    Minimum Qualifications & Requirements:

    • Bachelor's degree required, preferably in Medical Technology.
    • Current and unrestricted MT/CLS/MLS certification (ASCP), or equivalent.
    • Minimum five years of experience working in a clinical laboratory.
    • Minimum four years of experience working within this section of a clinical laboratory.
    • Experience with Vitros and EPIC.

      Preferred Qualifications:

      • Experience with Unity preferred. Associated topics: biochemistry, ceramic, chemistry, coating, glass, latex, material, material science, polyurethane, rubber

Keywords: Aspen Valley Hospital, Aspen , Chemistry Section Head, Other , Aspen, Colorado

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