Medical Lab Technician or Medical Technologist or Medical Lab Scientist 

JOB SUMMARY

The Medical Technologist, Medical Lab Scientist or Medical Laboratory Technician is 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. Serves as a model for professionalism, by focusing on patient care; respectful communication to coworkers and clients; safe work practices; and attention to rapid and accurate testing.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1. Evaluates specimens for testing, utilizes appropriate criteria and upholds established performance standards.  Understands and 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.

2. Maintains equipment and tools; performs quality assurance testing, routine calibration and ensures optimal performance.

3. Participates in the evaluations of techniques and procedures.  Develops, evaluates and implements new procedures or protocols and tests.

4. Consults with clinicians, supervisor and other caregivers as appropriate on test results, requirements and testing protocols.

5. Gives direction and guidance to other caregivers, trains new caregivers and students.  Provides in-services which apply toward the continuing education requirements and in alignment with the continuing education program.

6. Responsible for maintaining appropriate records for specimens, tests and data.  Utilizes computer systems in reporting and documenting analysis.

7. 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.  Is aware of compliance requirements (CAP, HIPAA, etc) and provides active support.

8.  Performs other duties as assigned.

 

EDUCATION:

Associate's or Bachelors degree in Medical Technology, Chemistry or Biological Science or equivalent

 

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

Certified Medical Technologist (MT), Medical Lab Technician (MLT), Medical Lab Scientist (MLS), ASCP or equivalent is preferred.  If not already certified must pass the ASCP or equilivant within 3 months of hire date.

 

OTHER SKILLS:

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

Moderate lifting up to 35 pounds

Mathematical ability to calculate fractions, percentages, ratios, proportion measurements and apply practical algebra

General understanding of laboratory equipment to calibrate and do minor repairs

 


Benefits - Full 
Relocation Assistance Available - Yes 
Interview Travel Reimbursed - Yes


Minimum Education - Associate's Degree

Skills and Certifications
Certified Medical Technologist (MT), Medical Lab Technician (MLT), Medical Lab Scientist (MLS), AS 
Working knowledge of specimen collection, preparation, and test requirements and factors affecting

Ideal Candidate , Ideal candidate will have either their MLT or MT certfiication.

Location: Alaska

 

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