Laboratory Technician/Technologist

Brewster, WA
4 - 10 hour shifts. Evenings with call.

*Wages are based on average rates and may be impacted by facility budgets and seasonality and may include a combination of taxable and non-taxable earnings and reimbursements.
GENERAL SUMMARY:  The Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) performs various technical, clerical and information systems related procedures in Chemistry, Hematology, Microbiology, Blood Bank, specimen procurement and other laboratory areas as requested on patient specimens, control materials and proficiency samples. Operates laboratory equipment within established policies to provide timely and accurate test results to doctor. This skilled individual is responsible for performing laboratory tests efficiently and accurately for high-quality patient care.  Monitors quality control procedures and maintains involvement in Laboratory Quality Improvement program. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: The following are duties and responsibilities that you will be required to perform. Every effort has been made to make your job description as complete as possible. · The Medical Laboratory Technician analyzes laboratory findings to check the accuracy of the results. · Enters data from analysis of medical tests and clinical results into computer for storage. · Sets up, cleans, and maintains laboratory equipment. · Work with laboratory equipment, helping to prepare and analyze slides and specimens of human blood, tissue, or other cells. · The MLT operates, calibrates and maintains equipment used in quantitative and qualitative analysis, such as chemistry, hematology, coagulation and microbiology. · Establishes and monitors quality assurance programs and activities to ensure the accuracy of laboratory results. · Collects and studies blood samples to determine the number of cells, their morphology, or their blood group, blood type, and compatibility for transfusion purposes, using microscopic techniques. · Analyzes samples of biological material for chemical content or reaction. · Conducts chemical analysis of body fluids, including blood, urine, and spinal fluid, to determine presence of normal and abnormal components. · MLTs help identify abnormalities in the samples such as malignancies, bacteria, parasites, or genetic abnormalities. · May also assist in blood-typing, or other routine blood tests. · Provides technical information about test results to physicians, family members and researchers. · Other duties as assigned.KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:KEY RESPONSIBILITY #1:  (30%)  Organize work and manage the use of time in order to complete technical tasks within realistic time limits. Control laboratory equipment and adjust instruments to perform laboratory procedures.  Use computers to operate laboratory instruments and calculate, record, evaluate, and transmit dataKEY RESPONSIBILITY #2:  (30%)   Analyze and interpret laboratory results with considerable judgment.  This includes all areas of the hospital and clinic laboratory including: hematology, chemistry, special chemistry, serology, blood bank, microbiology, and urinalysis.KEY RESPONSIBILITY #3:  (20%)  Maintain instrument and lab section as assigned by the Lab Manager.  This includes scheduled maintenance and monitoring consumables.KEY RESPONSIBILITY #4:  (20%)  Perform specimen collection on patients of all age groups.  This includes venipuncture, capillary draws, culturing sites, and instructing nursing staff on correct method of sample collection.EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: A.S. Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology or related scientific field with a one-year internship or one year of clinical experience.  Professional certification as a MLT (ASCP) or equivalent is highly recommended.  Medical Assistant Phlebotomist Certification for blood draws.
Required Qualifications
General Certifications(BLS/BCLS)

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