SCHS

Lab - Medical Lab Scientist / Medical Lab Technician

2 weeks ago
Job ID
2017-18750
# Positions
1
Bend
Oregon
Category
Hidden (62475)
Hours per pay period
80
Type
Regular Full-Time
Shift Start & End Time
variable
Scheduled days of the week
variable
FLSA
Non-Exempt
Min
USD $20.14/Hr.
Max
USD $42.76/Hr.
Shift
Variable

Overview

The Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) / Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) at St. Charles Health System performs, evaluates, interprets and reports clinical laboratory testing on a variety of human biological specimen types. This position does not directly manage any other Caregivers.

 

Wages will depend on the credential: MLT, $20.14-30.81  and MLS, $27.95-42.76 per hour.

 

In Central Oregon you will find some of the finest places for paddling, hiking, cycling, golfing and dining al fresco in the warmer months. In winter, areas of the High Desert turn into a snowy playground with skiing, snowboarding, sledding and ice skating.  Whatever the season, Central Oregon is home to some of the country's top craft breweries, unique boutiques for tax-free shopping, and world-class restaurants to please every lifestyle and budget.

 

St. Charles Health System is the largest employer in Central Oregon with more than 3,600 caregivers/employees at four hospitals and multiple outpatient clinics. We offer a wide variety of exciting clinical and non-clinical career paths for talented individuals.  We are seeking individuals with a passion for delivering exceptional care and service and who are looking for an opportunity to work with a dynamic and talented team of caregivers.

 

 

 

Responsibilities

(May perform additional duties of similar complexity within SCHS as required or assigned)

 

Medical Laboratory Technician 

  • Performs laboratory analysis of human biological specimens submitted for testing in accordance with laboratory policies, procedures and quality standards. Accurately documents results into the Laboratory Information System. Recognizes, reports and documents critical test results in a timely manner.
  • Ensures that specimens for analysis are appropriate and adequate to provide meaningful results. Recognizes when specimen condition or adequacy may impact test results and exercises professional judgment to reject, request recollection, consult with ordering provider, or perform testing with appended warning comments.
  • Performs, evaluates and documents quality control, quality assurance, proficiency testing and calibration procedures according to laboratory policies and procedures. Performs additional quality assurance activities when professional judgment identifies a need to confirm the accuracy and/or quality of test results.
  • Ensures that analytic instruments are properly calibrated and maintained. Performs and documents cleaning, maintenance and troubleshooting of analytic instruments and test systems. Recognizes when a test system is operating in a manner that may compromise the quality or accuracy of testing results and takes appropriate remedial actions.
  • Reviews and evaluates test results prior to release. Recognizes suspect results based upon laboratory defined criteria, system appended alerts, inconsistency with previous results, inconsistency with patient age/medical condition, or professional judgment.
  • Takes appropriate remedial steps to ensure the accuracy of suspect results.
  • Performs all specimen handling, specimen manipulation, reagent preparation, test system maintenance, chemical/biologics handling and testing procedures in a manner that ensures the safety of self and others.
  • Appropriately refers issues beyond scope of practice to a discipline/subdiscipline specialist, supervisor or pathologist. 
  • Performs all duties in a professional and ethical manner and in accordance with all regulatory requirements.
  • Obtains blood samples via arterial, venous or capillary puncture according to laboratory policies and procedures (site dependent duty).
  • Conducts all activities with the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality.  Complies with all applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting the health system’s corporate integrity efforts by acting in an ethical and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected violations of applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all company investigations and proceedings.
  • Delivers customer service and/or patient care in a manner that promotes goodwill, is timely, efficient and accurate. 

 

Medical Laboratory Scientist

  • In addition to above, performs all the essential functions and duties assigned to the Medical Laboratory Technician.
  • Within credentialed scope of practice, serves as a resource to medical providers assisting with the selection of appropriate testing, specimen collection and handling, and interpretation of test results.
  • Consults with clinicians and colleagues in the investigation and identification of possible sources of error or interferences that may impact test performance or compromise test results.
  • For those disciplines or subdisciplines in which a specialist credential is held, serves as an expert resource to laboratory colleagues, clinicians, and other health care professionals.
  • Consults and collaborates with professional colleagues to identify and remediate process issues. Participates in efforts to identify opportunities to continuously improve laboratory procedures, processes and services.
  • Leads or assists in the research, development, evaluation, validation, documentation and implementation of new, improved or expanded testing services.

Qualifications

Medical Laboratory Technician

 

Education:  Associates, Bachelors, Masters or Doctoral degree in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science from an accredited college or university or completion of a 50 week US Military Medical Laboratory Specialist course required.

 

Licensure/Certification/Registration:  Current national certification or licensure at the Technician level by one or more of the following accredited credentialing agencies: ASCP, AAB and California Department of Health Services. Acceptable credentials: MLT (ASCP), MLT (AAB)

 

Personal Protective Equipment: Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required to perform the job safely.

 

Experience:  Previous Medical Laboratory Technician experience preferred.

 


 

Medical Laboratory Scientist

 

Education:  Bachelors, Masters or Doctoral degree in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science from an accredited college or university required.

 

Licensure/Certification/Registration:  Current national certification or licensure at the Technologist/Scientist level by one or more of the following accredited credentialing agencies: ASCP, AMT, AAB, HEW and California Department of Health Services. Acceptable credentials: MLS (ASCP), MT (ASCP), BB (ASCP), H (ASCP), C (ASCP), M (ASCP), MB (ASCP), SBB (ASCP), SC (ASCP) , SM (ASCP), SI (ASCP), MT (AMT), MT (HEW), MT (AAB), CLS

 

Personal Protective Equipment: Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required to perform the job safely.

 

Experience:  Previous Medical Laboratory Scientist experience preferred.

Physical Requirements

Physical Requirements
Continually (75% or more): Use of clear and audible speaking voice and the ability to hear normal speech level.
Frequently (50%): Sitting, keyboard operation.
Occasionally (25%): Standing, walking, bending, stooping/kneeling/crouching, climbing stairs, reaching overhead, lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling 1-10 pounds, grasping/squeezing, operation of a motor vehicle, ability to hear whispered speech level.
Never (0%): Climbing ladder/step-stool, lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling 11-50 pounds.
Exposure to Elemental Factors - Occasionally (25%): Chemical solution for Laboratory Caregivers. Rarely (10%): Wet/slippery area. Never (0%): Heat, cold, noise, dust, vibration, chemical solution, uneven surface.
Blood-Borne Pathogen (BBP) Exposure Category - Risk for Exposure to BBP

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