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Medical Lab Tech (MT/MLT) in Florence, OR

Company: PeaceHealth
Location: Bend
Posted on: October 9, 2018

Job Description:

PeaceHealth is seeking a MT or MLT - Florence Lab for a 1.0 full time equivalent Non-Exempt position. This position will be working Night shift with shift durations of 10 Hours. Will require working weekends and holidays.

Req ID: 164374

We are hiring Medical Technologists/Lab Technicians in beautiful Florence, Oregon!

Are you looking for your next adventure? Are you looking to build a life on the Oregon Coast? Do you want to use your previous lab testing experience in service with a mission-based organization? Are you seeking a fast-paced lab with growth-minded caregivers improving personal and community health in all areas of laboratory medicine?

If you are interested in working with state of the art equipment, and an opportunity to utilize the latest technology in a tight-knit and supportive learning environment, Peace Harbor Medical Center in Florence, OR might be the place for you!

This position offers:

A collaborative team approach to patient care as well as their loved onesCompetitive compensationRobust benefits

*Relocation Assistance Available*

Want to learn more? Keep reading and apply today!

This position will generally be expected to work weekends and holidays

MLT - 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.

MLT - ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Collects, processes and performs a variety of moderate and high complexity tests on specimens and complete all documentation for pre-analtyic, 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 studentsConsults 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.

MLT - 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 inquiriesGood written and verbal communication skillsWorking knowledge of computer systems such as Microsoft Windows, and Microsoft Office programsMathematical ability to calculate fractions, percentages, ratios, proportion measurements and apply practical algebraGeneral understanding of laboratory equipment to calibrate and do minor repairs

REGION/LOCATION SPECIFIC NOTES

Cottage Grove, Peace Harbor, Ketchikan

Required to perform phlebotomy 10% of the time.

MLT - 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.

MT - JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for performing complex laboratory procedures and tests in areas such as blood bank, chemistry, hematology, immunology and microbiology, using established protocols and procedures. Monitors, screens and troubleshoots devices, tests and procedures, recognizing anomalies, and making corrections to ensure quality.

MT - ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Evaluates specimens for testing, utilizes appropriate criteria and upholds established performance standards. Applies established criteria for testing, and analysis of entire process from preparation, conducting test, functioning of devices and procedures to ensure quality test results. Performs waived, moderate and high complexity laboratory tests.Maintains equipment and tools; performs quality assurance testing, routine calibration and ensures optimal performance.May assist Technical Specialist or Supervisor with the evaluations of new methods and and procedures. Consults with clinicians, supervisor and other caregivers as appropriate on test results, requirements and testing protocols. Gives direction and guidance to phlebotomy and specimen management teams, may assist with orientation of new caregivers and students, and accesses competencies if incumbent has at least 4 years experience for moderate complexity testing, and 1 year of experience for high complexity testing.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 (CAP, HIPAA, etc) compliance support.Performs other duties as assigned.

MT - QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

Bachelors degree in Medical Technology, Chemistry, Biological Science or an equivalent related science. Current with ongoing education requirements for continuous certification.

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

2 years of clinical experience performing high complexity testing in a clinical laboratory department.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

Certified Medical Technologist, ASCP or equivalent is required within six months from date of hire.Valid driver's license for driving positions.

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 inquiriesGood written and verbal communication skillsWorking knowledge of computer systems such as Microsoft Windows, and Microsoft Office programsModerate lifting up to 35 poundsMathematical ability to calculate fractions, percentages, ratios, proportion measurements and apply practical algebraGeneral understanding of laboratory equipment to calibrate and do minor repairs

REGION/LOCATION SPECIFIC NOTES

Cottage Grove, Peace Harbor, Ketchikan

Required to perform phlebotomy 10% of the time.

MT - 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.

Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.

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