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Date: Feb 13, 2018

Location: Centennial, CO, US 80112

Company: Centura Health

Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 21,000 of the most talented hearts and minds in medicine.


Through Centura Health’s 17 hospitals, two senior living communities, health neighborhoods, physician clinics, Flight for Life® Colorado, home care and hospice services, we offer a diverse range of work settings in a Colorado or Kansas community you will love to call home.

Enjoy amazing people, competitive pay, some of the best benefits in the industry and plenty of opportunity for professional growth and development.


If you’re ready to discover the difference of working for a fully-integrated health system with a non-profit, faith-based mission to care, we look forward to receiving your application.

Job Description/Job Posting ID: 123502

Recruiter Contact: Amy Donnelly,

Schedule: This is a Full Time position requiring 40 hours per week   

Shift: Days

Position Summary

In collaboration with other management personnel in the laboratory matrix structure, develop and manage pre-analytic processes in the hospital laboratories, including specimen procurement, transport, processing and send outs. Develop and manage a set of corresponding metrics.

Minimum Education Requirements

  • Associate or Bachelor Degree w/MLT certification required;

  • Associate Degree with 5 years hospital laboratory leadership experience in lieu of MLT Certification

Minimum Experience Requirements

  • Experience with quality assurance, and laboratory regulations/accreditation requirements

  • Proven proficiency with the following is desirable:

  • Phlebotomy skills

  • Computer skills: (WORD, Excel, Access, PP) Analytic skills (data analysis) Communication skills at all levels (including business case development)

  • Problem solving skills

  • Conflict resolution skills Management with metrics and balanced scorecards

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Project management skills

  • Team facilitation skills

  • Six Sigma methodology

  • In depth knowledge of the following is required:

  • The standards, regulations and guidelines of CLIA, CAP, TJC, and CLSI in regard to test ordering and specimen management

  • Acute hospital organizations and the inter-relationships of various clinical and diagnostic services


  • MLT certification (Please see Education Requirements)

Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )

Information Technology

  • Maintain an understanding of the lab LIS, HIS and outreach lab computer systems from a user and optimization standpoint.*

  • Maintain an understanding of the accuracy and source of data that enters the LIS, HIS and outreach lab systems (both electronic and manual entry).*

  • Liaison with Outreach Lab Services for optimization of processes and troubleshoot issues.*

  • Work directly with IT to improve processes and system changes.*

Process Management

  • Develop and operationalize pre-analytic policies and procedures.*

  • Establish policies and procedures necessary for site-specific preanalytic processes in conjunction with the Site Directors, Preanalytic Supervisors, and Technical Specialists.*

  • Ensure efficient daily operation of all pre-analytic sections including quality control and quality assurance.*

  • Ensure that pre-analytic process performance metrics meet internal goals and the expectations of the customers of various hospital services.*

  • Manage a relationship with the courier vendors service and associated performance metrics.*


  • Ensure compliance with all rules, regulations, and guidelines of CLIA, CAP, TJC, CMS, etc).*

  • Use process improvement methodologies including six sigma methodologies in all management practices.*

  • Maintain a high level of proficiency and current knowledge of trends in phlebotomy, technology, and ways to deliver service in regards to laboratory medicine.*

  • Lead preanalytic teams to achieve set objectives.*

Customer Relationships

  • Represent Centura Laboratory Services in hospital and medical staff committee meetings as required.*

  • Consults with medical, nursing and administrative staff on a regular basis to coordinate and improve patient care as required.*

  • Handle and resolve customer complaints in a timely manner.*

  • Establish and maintain productive working relationships with other hospital divisions and medical staff.*


  • Optimize processes for inventory management mechanisms including contract compliance in pre-analytic areas.*

  • Review Lawson specimen collection supply spending reports at least monthly.*

  • Assist the Site Directors and Pre-analytic Supervisors in implementing action plans on any unfavorable spending trends.*

  • Collaborate with others on benchmarks for pre-analytic productivity.*


  • Give input on annual site-specific operating plans that align with the goals of Centura Laboratory Services.*

  • Contribute to a set of scorecard metrics that give a balanced view of the labs performance.*

Physical Requirements

  • Sedentary Work - prolonged periods of sitting and exert/lift up to 10 lbs. force occasionally)



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. 

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