Medical Technologist- Microbiology

Requisition ID
2020-129925
Employment Type
Part Time
Department
Clinical Laboratory Services
Hours Per Pay Period
48
Facility
CHI Franciscan St. Joseph Medical Center
Shift
Day
Standard Hours
6:30AM to 3:00PM
Work Schedule
8 Hour
Location
WA-TACOMA

Overview

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S., from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

Responsibilities

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 regulatory 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

Qualifications

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.

Licensure/Certification

  • 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.

 

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