Medical Laboratory Technician

  • Samaritan Health Services
  • 3043 NE 28th St Lincoln City Oregon 97367 United States
  • Posted: Feb 10, 2019
Full-time Allied Health

Job Description

  • 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