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Clinical Laboratory Scientist

Pay Range: Min: $32.25 Mid: $40.32. Pay is based upon relevant education and experience.


The laboratory's team of experts include board-certified pathologists, accredited medical technologists and skilled laboratory assistants.  The laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists and offers a broad in-house pathology and blood work menu to best serve the needs of our patients and physicians.



Performs CLIA moderate and high complexity laboratory tests and analyses; recognizes and corrects problems; possesses in depth knowledge of laboratory techniques, principles, and instruments; correlates and interprets test results. Provides physicians with rapid and accurate test results.


  1. Performs CLIA moderate and high complex lab testing, automated and non-automated, in hematology, chemistry, blood bank, microbiology, coagulation, serology, and molecular diagnostics.
  2. Performs, statistically evaluates, troubleshoots, and records quality control, calibrations, validations on test assays.
  3. Performs and records preventive maintenance on lab instrumentation. Identifies, evaluates, and performs corrective maintenance on lab equipment.
  4. Validates, correlates with patients' diagnosis, interprets, & reports laboratory test data; enters data into LIS system and reviews it's completeness and accuracy. Reports and interprets data to physicians, infection control, regulatory agencies, as required.
  5. Performs specimen collection, handling, processing, storage. Evaluates specimens quality for testing and troubleshoots deviations.
  6. Assists in the development of QA and QI projects; collects and tabulates QA data.
  7. Assists with training and education of new med techs and lab assistants.
  8. Maintains competency and continuing education in general lab practices.
  9. Role models the principles of a Just Culture and Organizational Values.
  10. Perform other duties as assigned. Must be HIPAA compliant.

This description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.


  • 3 years in a CLIA high complexity lab required.
  • N/A

One of the following is required: 

  • Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
  • Medical Technologist (MT) by the American Medical Technologists (AMT)
  • Medical Technologist (MT) by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
Computer / Typing:
  • Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computers skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc.
Must have working knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, and speaking English.
  • N/A

As a condition of employment, Vail Health requires COVID-19 vaccination of all clinical and non-clinical staff.

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