Technical Specialist - Hospital in Denver, CO at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 5/18/2022

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    1719 East 19th Avenue
    Denver, CO
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Job Description

Spec Technical - Hospital -  Denver, CO - Monday-Friday

Spec, Technical - LIS - Denver, CO - 3762101

Purpose of the Role – Summary

 In a complex, medical environment, the Technical LIS Specialist is responsible for maintaining enterprise-wide database files on the Laboratory Information System and working with hospital LIS Coordinators and programming personnel to coordinate implementation of test database information and corresponding reporting and billing systems. The LIS Tech Specialist has the experience needed to understand medical terminology and complex test build procedures, requiring independent judgment and minimal supervision. 

Responsibility Areas

 Writes and maintains standard IT SOPs to include new location builds and validations, test file builds and modifications, platform interface test plans and validations, and transfusion medicine truth table builds/modifications to include documentation, approval and storage requirements
Establishes and Facilitates IT Best Practice Team (BPT) to coordinate enterprise-wide activities and drive standardization
Manages IT Coordinator workload and project implementation; removes barriers and ensures quality outcomes
Identifies and manages System IT Projects and coordinates with the Laboratory Tech Specialists on timing and milestones
Ensures standardization of enterprise-wide test databases and other projects
Develops monthly IT audit/surveillance schedule and reviews outputs for accuracy
Ensures CAP IT readiness at all locations and collaborates on deficiency resolution
Ensures corporate updates are implemented at all sites as expected
Ensures LIS Coordinator assignments to team meetings and/or platform projects
Builds and tests database for all new assays
Helps build and test compendium for referral interfaces
Translates and interprets specifications, insuring the accuracy and completeness of test result forms data entry and timely flow of system data through accessioning, laboratory, client services, billing, and client test code inquiry
Facilitates QC review of database test builds to ensure correct resulting and reporting as specified by technical department supervisors, managers, directors and medical personnel.
Data pulls and analytics across enterprise to facilitate Lab Stewardship, patient outcomes, process changes, and other data needs
Serves as a liaison between lab services, laboratory technical and IT programming personnel to coordinate changes for new and improved testing to include equipment interface
Lead on ensuring billing files are provided to Quest monthly:
Collates and provides billing NPR files out of Meditech or Clinical Billing;Works with hospitals to manage questions from Blood bank and Microbiology
Liason between Controllers and Quest PLS for billing questions/concerns and troubleshooting bill questions/concerns
Leads and collaborates on resolution of billing issues

Physical Demands

 Physical activities include frequent walking, sitting, bending, lifting, stooping, kneeling, reaching, twisting and squatting.  The ability to lift up to 30 lbs. in weight to a height of 5 feet and carrying moderately light loads for a distance of 50 feet.  Color vision is required for accuracy in work.   Atmosphere and environment associated with a clinical laboratory setting – toxic and/or hazardous chemicals/specimens with unpleasant odors
 Ability to flex and work on projects/train on all shifts.
Experience, Education, and Licensure
Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology, with ASCP certification; subsequent to graduation, three to six (3 - 6) years of pertinent, full-time laboratory experience in a Core laboratory or Hospital. Advanced education will be counted towards years of experience.  MBA or IT related course work preferred.
Prior LIS data management and/or test file experience required
Microsoft skills including:  Advanced Excel, Database builds and management, Word

*Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required – exemptions from vaccination requirement for medical and religious reasons will be considered if a conditional offer of employment is extended

Look for more than answers.  Patients and Physicians rely on our diagnostic testing, information and services to help them make better healthcare decisions. These are often serious decisions with far reaching consequences, and require sensitivity, tact and a clear dedication to service. It’s about providing clarity and hope.

As a Lab Technician you will work for the world leader in the industry, with a career where you can expand your skills and knowledge. You’ll have a role where you can act with professionalism, you can inspire colleagues, and you can care about the work we do and the people we serve.

At Quest, Lab Technicians play an essential role in our success and in the services we provide. As a career, we offer a unique opportunity to develop your career with the #1 Diagnostic Lab in the US. We are tech driven, and we’re creating the lab of the future – an environment where you can deliver cutting edge diagnostics and help us drive new discoveries and breakthroughs.

Annual Wage Estimate: $84,800 to $152,500

Benefits Information:

We are proud to offer best-in-class benefits and programs to
support employees and their families in living healthy, happy
lives. Our pay and benefit plans have been designed to
promote employee health in all respects – physical, financial,
and developmental. Some of the benefits offered include:
 Medical/Prescription Drugs
 Dental
 Vision
 Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
 Supplemental Health Plans
 401(k) Plan – Company match dollar-for-dollar up to
 Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
 Supplemental Life Insurance
 Dependent Life Insurance
 Short- and Long-Term Disability buy-up
 Blueprint for Wellness
 Emotional Well-Being Resources
 Educational Assistance
 Paid Time Off (PTO) / Health Time
 Variable Compensation Plans