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Medical Lab Technician

Job ID: 2439
Location: Ketchikan, AK
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Variable
Shift Length: Variable
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth is seeking a Medical Lab Technician for a Full Time position at our Ketchikan Medical Center in Ketchikan, Alaska.   In this role you will work 40 hours per week, 8 hour variable shifts.   Hourly compensation starts at $26.33, more depending on experience, as well as relocation assistance.

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for performing a broad range of laboratory procedures and tests and may concentrate performing those duties in one of the following areas: blood banking, chemistry, hematology, immunology and microbiology or drug testing services.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Collects, processes and performs a variety of moderate and high complexity tests on specimens and complete all documentation for pre-analytic, analytic and post-analytic activities.
  • Maintains equipment and records, monitors tests and procedures to perform quality assurance activities related to test performance.
  • Gives direction and guidance to phlebotomy and specimen management teams, may assist with department orientation for new caregivers and students
  • Consults with clinicians, supervisor and other caregivers as appropriate on test results, requirements and testing protocols.
  • Maintains appropriate records for specimens, tests and data.Utilizes computer systems in reporting and documenting analysis.
  • Participates in department in-services and continuing education programs, attending lectures, workshops and video presentation as required. Participates in required competency assessment and proficiency testing activities.Provides active (CAP, HIPPA, etc.)support.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisory staff or as delegated by Laboratory Medical Director.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

  • Associate degree in Medical Laboratory Technician, Chemistry or Biological Science or equivalent.
  • Current with ongoing education requirements for continuous certification.

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

  • 2 years’ experience performing high complexity testing in a clinical laboratory department preferred.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Certified Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) by American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or American Medical Technologist (AMT) required within six months of date of hire.

OTHER SKILLS:

  • Ability to recognize and ensure validity of abnormal patient and/or QC results for testing.
  • Working knowledge of specimen collection,preparation, and test requirements and factors affecting test interpretation in responding to inquiries
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Working knowledge of computer systems such as Microsoft Windows, and Microsoft Office programs
  • Mathematical ability to calculate fractions, percentages, ratios, proportion measurements and apply practical algebra
  • General understanding of laboratory equipment to calibrate and do minor repairs

REGION/LOCATION SPECIFIC NOTES

Ketchikan

  • Required to perform phlebotomy 10% of the time.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Works in a clinical laboratory or hospital setting. Intermittently (1-5% of the time) works in other office, client and conference facility environments. Continuous (67 - 100%) exposure to moderate noise level. The ability to frequently (34-66 %) stand, walk or sit is required.Continuous (67 - 100%) handling of small objects up to 10 pounds including lifting and carrying is required. Intermittent (1-5%) lifting and carrying of up to 45 pounds is required. Must have good manual dexterity of both hands and employ fine hand movements to continuously (67 - 100%) manipulate instruments, computer terminal keyboards and other items. Good corrected vision and the ability to do near point work at varying distances from the eye is required.The ability to identify and distinguish colors is required. Tasks involve potential for exposure to blood or body fluids containing blood, or other potentially infectious materials, and the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required. Continuous (67 - 100%) use of clinical laboratory reagents and chemicals is required.

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