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Medical Technologist - Part Time, 10:00PM - 7:00AM - St. Joseph Core Lab

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Employer Name:   Catholic Health Initiatives
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Last Updated On:   4/12/2017
Job Title: 
Medical Technologist - Part Time, 10:00PM - 7:00AM - St. Joseph Core Lab
Job Category:   Clinical:Lab/MT/MLT/Phlebotomy
Location:   Tacoma
Washington
 
Job Description:   **Medical Technologist - Part Time, 10:00PM - 7:00AM - St. Joseph Core Lab** **Description** Job Summary: This job is responsible for performing moderately complex to highly complex and specialized clinical laboratory tests/analyses of human blood, urine and other body fluids, tissues or substances using manual or automated techniques to obtain data for use in the diagnosis, management and treatment of disease/injury. Specific areas of accountability may include one, or a combination of, the following disciplines: transfusion service, chemistry, coagulation, hematology, microbiology, immunology, toxicology and/or urinalysis. Work includes 1) analyzing, interpreting, confirming, documenting and delivering test results; 2) operating and maintaining standard Lab instrumentation and equipment; and 3) using the Laboratory Information System (LIS) in the performance of job duties. On a shift basis, and in the absence of lab supervisor, lab manager or lab director, an incumbent may be assigned responsibility for serving as a Tech-In-Charge. Essential Duties: + Operates complex automated analysis equipment and/or laboratory computer system to perform designated tests; sets up and adjusts laboratory equipment and apparatus appropriate for the designated test(s). + Stains and prepares slides of specimen material for microscopic examination and evaluation; prepares chemical solutions and reagents; maintains growth and virulence of cultures; observes reactions and makes/records readings of test results. + Records test data, makes statistical calculations, compares laboratory results with normal values and investigates atypical results to determine cause. + Evaluates and determines validity of test sample value(s) based on testing of quality control materials. + Recognizes and addresses unexpected test reactions, errors and discrepancies. + Utilizes the LIS in the performance job duties, to include: looks up patient information; enters testing data/results. + Develops, tests, documents and implements new test methodologies, including quality control parameters, by evaluating guides or possible alternative approaches to standard methods; recommends updates to the procedure directory in the LIS (Laboratory Information System. + Provides consultative services regarding laboratory procedures, test results and examinations to medical staff, laboratory personnel and other healthcare providers. + Keeps abreast of new technical and theoretical procedures, departmental policies and procedures. **Qualifications** Education/Work Experience Requirements: Baccalaureate degree from a regionally-accredited college/university, including courses in biological science, chemistry and mathematics AND successful completion of a NAACLS-accredited Medical Technologist program OR MLT (ASCP) or equivalent certification AND a baccalaureate degree from a regionally-accredited college/university to include ASCP- or NCA-required college credits, AND two years of full-time acceptable clinical laboratory experience in Immunohematology, Chemistry, Hematology, Microbiology, Immunology and Clinical Microscopy within the past ten years that demonstrates attainment of the requisite job knowledge skills and abilities, OR Baccalaureate degree from a regionally-accredited college/university, including courses in biological science, chemistry and mathematics, AND five years of full-time acceptable clinical laboratory experience in the discipline for which the candidate is applying, to include Microbiology, Chemistry, Immunohematology, Hematology, AND meets the acceptable route of Categorical certification through ASCP or NCA in the area for which the candidate is apply. Licensure/Certification: National Registration as an MLS (ASCP) or Certification with the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist or Categorical Certification by the ASCP in the discipline for which the candidate is applying (e.g. Immunohematology, Microbiology), OR current application accepted by ASCP pending examination. If not already held, one-time national certification is expected to be obtained within the first six months of employment. Depending on assignment, current certification through Washington State as a Medical Assistant-Phlebotomy may be required. Where applicable, certification as a Medical Assistant-Phlebotomy must be obtained within eight (8) weeks of assignment. Phlebotomy duties will be assigned once the incumbent receives certification as a Medical Assistant-Phlebotomy. **Job** Laboratory **Primary Location** WASHINGTON-TACOMA-ST JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER **Daily Schedule** 10:00PM - 7:00AM **Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period** 64 **Weekends Required** Occasional **Req ID:** 2017-R0105719
Job Features:   

Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) is a national nonprofit health system with headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. The faith-based system operates in 17 states and includes 78 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two community health-services organizations; two accredited nursing colleges; and home health agencies.

With total annual revenues of more than $10.7 billion and approximately 83,000 employees, CHI ranks as the nation’s second-largest faith-based health system. In fiscal year 2012, CHI provided more than $715 million in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research.

Catholic Health Initiatives is committed to:
  • Creating new ministries that build healthy communities
  • Reaching new milestones in clinical quality and compassionate care
  • Implementing an agenda of social justice
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