Golden Plains Community Hospital
Responsible for supporting the mission of the hospital which is to provide accessible, cost effective, quality care to the citizens of Golden Plains Community Hospital from infancy through geriatrics. The Clinical Pathologist provides the department with the expertise and guidance for quality patient care by providing Technical Supervision either directly or through delegation of responsibilities to the laboratory manager, in all areas of the Clinical Laboratory. Makes recommendations for equipment and staffing as warranted by changing test methodologies and workloads. Interacts with the medical staff and represents the department. Promotes teamwork with physicians, personnel, and other departments. Utilizes knowledge of standards, policies and procedures as outlined for the hospital and CLIA. Identifies and provides education and training for staff to meet the special needs of the department’s patients. Delegates responsibilities to the Laboratory Manager as necessary to insure quality patient testing outcomes.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology or related science.
Certification: MT, (ASCP)
Must be able to provide direct and supervised laboratory patient care.
Must have experience with CLIA
Demonstrates the ability to perform the technical skills and critical thinking according to
standards of care and practice.
Demonstrates leadership, teaching and management skills.
Must be familiar with the standards of care regarding the department.
Five years clinical experience with a minimum of three years management/supervisory
experience in a hospital based laboratory department, preferred.
GPCH is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender
GPCH es un proveedor, empleador y prestador que ofrece igualda de oportunidades
Golden Plains Community Hospital
Website : http://www.goldenplains.org/
Golden Plains Community Hospital has a diverse and colorful history – one to match the county and city in which it resides. GPCH Borger’s first two-story city/county hospital was built in the mid-1920s on the corner of Sixth and Weatherly. It had eighteen rooms, several large wards, an operating room, X-ray room, kitchen, dining room and doctors’ and nurses’ living quarters. The new hospital was opened prematurely on December 8, 1927 when a dynamite blast destroyed a half-block of businesses and people were injured from the flames. This building was eventually converted into an apartment building. Modern Healthcare in 1930s Borger The name of the county hospital was changed to North Plains Hospital while city and county officials were drafting plans for a new facility. The Borger Chamber of Commerce led the drive to locate the land, which later was donated to the county by Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Weatherly, early Borgans. In 1937, the residents of Hutchinson County voted a $65,000 bond issue into play to establish a 25-bed North Plains Hospital. Local merchants and service clubs purchased most of the original furniture and equipment for the new hospital. It was constructed by C.S. Lambie on its present site at 200 S. McGee in Borger, Texas at a cost of $58,000. Orvis Dean Box was the first baby to be born in the new hospital on October 26, 1937. Moving Into the 1940s and 1950s In 1941, there was a housing shortage in Borger, so In February of that year, the nurses’ home adjacent to the hospital was added at a cost of $17,900. In 1943, two wings were added to the hospital at a cost of $71,300 and in 1947, the two-story center wing was built at a cost of $148,683 plus $23,900 for a central heating system.