Medical Technologist- Microbiology

Requisition ID
Employment Type
Part Time
Clinical Laboratory Services
Hours / Pay Period
Standard Hours
Night Shift
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI Franciscan St Joseph Medical Center


CHI Franciscan Health has exciting and rewarding careers with competitive salaries and benefits.  We are a family of hospitals, health care services, and medical providers delivering compassionate care to people throughout the South Puget Sound. We are part of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the country.
Our mission is to deliver high quality care that meets our patients' medical needs while providing emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families. We believe this three-part approach — physical, emotional, and spiritual — is essential to healing the whole person. Come join our team!


We are looking for a Medical Technologist to support our Microbiology Lab at St Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, WA.


Your success is important to us and we understand many of our team members also have family members who depend on them while they are working hard to improve the health of others. 

To support your work/life balance and decrease additional stress, we will also provide you with a Free Premium Membership to including FREE Care Credits for children and/or dependent adults. These incentives are in addition to our standard benefit package which includes:

  • Paid Time Off
  • Education Assistance for career growth
  • Free secured parking on site of the hospital
  • Free Health and Wellness Programs
  • Matching 401k
Job Summary
As a Medical Technologist, you will perform moderately to highly complex and specialized clinic laboratory tests and analyses of human blood, urine and other body fluids, tissues or substances to obtain data for use in the diagnosis, management and treatment of disease and injury.  Your specific areas of accountability may include one or more of the following disciplines: transfusion service, chemistry, coagulation, hematology, microbiology, immunology, toxicology and/or urinalysis.  Your day-to-day work will include:
Pretesting and processing samples (Pre-Analytic)
Performing, analyzing, interpreting, and confirming tests (Analytic)
Documenting and delivering test results (Post-Analytic)
Operating and maintaining standard lab instruments and equipment
Accountability for ensuring the accuracy of test results and related analyses based on strict adherence to established standards, procedures and requirements for test analysis, quality control, quality assurance, safety, blood-borne pathogen/infection control, specimen handling and processing and documenting and reporting patient results.
Exercising independent judgment to monitor, control and assess test conditions, specimen quality, chemical and biologic reactions, and instrument function; identify atypical organisms; solve unexpected problems; correlate quantitative, biochemical, physiologic and morphologic data to verify results; and evaluate or implement new procedures.
In the absence of Lab Manager, you may also be assigned responsibility for serving as a Medical Technologist Lead


Education/Work Experience Requirements
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in a chemical/physical/biological or other life science and relevant generalist clinical laboratory experience within the last five years, OR Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in laboratory medical technology, with clinical rotation.
International education will be evaluated for equivalency.
National MT certification with ASCP (American Society for Clinical Pathology), AMT (American Medical Technologists) or Certification with the US. Department of Health and Human Services as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist; OR 
MLT certification with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in a chemical/physical/biological or other life science.
For new graduates, if not held at date of hire, one-time national certification must be obtained within the first six months of employment.


Related Skills:  Medical Lab Technologist, Med Lab Tech, Medical Laboratory Scientist, MT, ASCP, Lab, Laboratory, MedTechMicroPNW


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