Medical Laboratory Technician

  • Req #: 43798
  • Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital
  • Newport, OR
  • PCH Laboratory
  • Per Diem - Varies
  • Start / End Time: Varies - Varies
  • Overtime Rule: 40
  • $23.31 - $34.24
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  • JOB SUMMARY/PURPOSE
    • Provides safe, effective, quality medical laboratory services to infant, pediatric, adult and geriatric patients in accordance with professional standards. Performs analyses that require a complex network of steps and variables. Confirms and verifies results through an in-depth knowledge of techniques, principles and instruments. Correlates and interprets data based on knowledge of physiological conditions affecting test results. Establishes and monitors quality assurance programs.
  • DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION
    • The laboratory teams at Samaritan Health Services have responsibilities for testing samples that may include blood, body fluids and tissue to aid in diagnosis of diseases, illnesses or conditions that may need medical attention. Lab tests are processed for hospital inpatients and emergency room patients twenty four hours a day. In addition, testing is performed on outpatient and clinic specimens. All Samaritan Health Services labs are licensed by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments Act (CLIA), and accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP).
  • EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS
    • Candidates must be actively following or have completed a Medical Laboratory Technician approved route to meet eligibility criteria for certification. ASCP, AMT or equivalent certified Medical Laboratory Technician required within six (6) months of hire.
  • KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES
    • Analytical/Problem Solving Skills – Ability to collect and analyze data and other information, solve problems and make decisions while using clear and logical steps.
    • Clinical Laboratory Technology - Working knowledge in areas of laboratory medicine and technology including clinical chemistry, hematology, immunology, microbiology and molecular biology.
    • Quality Assurance Fundamentals – Basic knowledge and understanding of clinical quality assurance and quality control techniques and activities.
    • Compliance Monitoring – Ability to monitor performance of self, other individuals and processes by applying knowledge of established performance standards from regulatory agencies as well as employer and understanding regulatory licensure and conditions.
    • Customer Service – Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service within the healthcare community. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
    • Training and Education – Ability to communicate technical concepts and to make presentations and demonstrations to customers and new employees.
  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS
    • Rarely
      (1 - 10% of the time)

      Occasionally
      (11 - 33% of the time)

      Frequently
      (34 - 66% of the time)

      Continually
      (67 – 100% of the time)

      CLIMB - STAIRS

      WALK - INCLINE

      CLIMB - LADDER

      LIFT (Overhead: 54" and above) 0 - 20 Lbs

      LIFT (Floor to Waist: 0"-36") 20 - 40 Lbs

      LIFT (Knee to chest: 24"-54") 0 – 20 Lbs

      LIFT (Waist to Eye: up to 54") 0 - 20 Lbs

      CARRY 1-handed, 0 - 20 pounds

      KNEEL (on knees)

      BEND FORWARD at waist

      STAND

      WALK – LEVEL SURFACE

      ROTATE TRUNK Standing

      PUSH (0 - 20 pounds force)

      PULL (0 - 20 pounds force)

      REACH - Upward

       

      SIT

      ROTATE TRUNK Sitting

      REACH - Forward

      PINCH Fingers

      GRASP Hand/Fist

      CARRY 2-handed, 0 - 20 pounds

      MANUAL DEXTERITY Hands/wrists

      FINGER DEXTERITY

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