Medical Lab Technician
Medical Laboratory Technician
Harney District Hospital
Salary Range: $21.49 - $28.88
PURPOSE OF POSITION: Perform a variety of laboratory procedures to examine and analyze body fluids, tissues, and cells; analyze chemical content of fluids; perform blood bank type and screens and cross match blood. Test for drug levels in the blood to show how a patient is responding to treatment. Use and maintain automated equipment and instruments used in performing tests, as well as microscopes, cell counters, and other equipment. Perform quality control daily and maintain proper documentation. Able to perform basic troubleshooting functions on analyzers. Able to recognize adulterated specimens and determine acceptability for testing.
Collect specimens and distribute to proper unit in lab or hospital, or reference lab.
Perform lab tests, distribute results, and maintain documentation of tests.
Maintain adequate documentation of control procedures to ensure accuracy of reports.
Perform preventive maintenance and calibrate instruments. Follow appropriate trouble shooting steps when required.
Take inventory as scheduled or requested.
Prepare media solutions and reagents for use in the laboratory, and dispose of contaminated material in a safe manner.
Perform a variety of tests to provide quality assurance as required by the Oregon Health Division and Oregon Administrative Rules for maintaining and operating a laboratory.
Maintain records and prepare reports.
Maintain work areas in a clean, orderly and secure manner.
Maintain cooperative working relationship with hospital staff, patients, other organizations, and the public to provide quality customer service in a courteous manner.
Follow all safety rules and procedures for work areas.
JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS: Broad knowledge of standard chemical, microscopic bacteriological and serological procedures, modern laboratory principles and techniques and their application in clinical analysis, and appropriate equipment procedures and maintenance. Completion of an Associates degree in medical laboratory and one (1) year experience, or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above duties.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/LICENSES: Possession of current Medical Laboratory Technician certification with AMT or ASCP. In order to meet the requirements mandated by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act of 1988, Sec. 493.1423, documentation including diploma copy or official transcript of highest academic achievement must be provided at time of hire.
DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS: Experience in a hospital laboratory.