Medical Lab Technician
Company: Virginia Mason Medical Center
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Job Number: 211018
Department: VM Edmonds - Primary Care
Hours: M-Th 1230-9pm. Friday 1030-7pm
In this role you will provide information for diagnosis,
treatment, and prevention of disease by conducting medical
laboratory tests, procedures, experiments, and analyses at our
Edmonds Regional Medical Center.
- Determine normal and abnormal components of body fluids by
conducting chemical and/or microscopic analyses of blood, urine,
spinal fluids, and other specimens.
- Report on technological findings by collecting, analyzing,
summarizing information and communicating notifiable results.
- Ensure operation of analyzers and other laboratory equipment by
calibrating; completing preventive maintenance requirements,
following manufacturer's instructions, troubleshooting, calling for
service support, maintaining operational inventories, evaluating
new equipment and techniques.
- Provide medical technology information and support by
responding to questions and requests from other healthcare
providers and leadership.
- Conserve laboratory resources by using equipment and supplies
as needed to accomplish job results.
- Maintain professional and technical knowledge. This may be
accomplished by: Attending educational workshops, reviewing
professional publications, establishing personal networks,
participating in professional societies and participation in
- Maintain inter- and intradepartmental work flow by fostering a
spirit of cooperation. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing
additional related tasks as needed.
- Maintain a safe and clean working environment by complying with
procedures, rules, and regulations. Protects patients and employees
by adhering to infection-control and hazardous waste policies and
protocols, and following identification procedures.
- Maintain laboratory supplies inventory by checking stock to
ensure "always ready status", including across shift changes.
- Perform phlebotomy
Located in Seattle, WA, Virginia Mason is an internationally
recognized leader in the continuous improvement of health care.
With an extensive list of awards and distinctions that includes our
recognition as a Leapfrog Top Hospital of the Decade; Virginia
Mason offers you the opportunity to partner with exceptionally
talented peers at every level.
You will contribute to the strength of our Team Medicine
approach to collaborative medicine and benefit from the changes
enacted through our Virginia Mason Production System, a model that
has transformed health care by providing patients with easier
access to care, reducing errors, and continuously innovating
patient safety and quality that has been adopted by other
organizations here and abroad. Join us, and find out how many ways
Virginia Mason offers you the chance to focus on what really
matters your patients.
- This position requires a background in one or more of the
following laboratory disciplines: chemistry, hematology,
microbiology, phlebotomy, blood bank, and biological sciences and
an understanding of quality control concepts and general laboratory
- The ability to attend to detail, strong organizational skills,
the ability to work under stressful working conditions,
- Understanding of laboratory safety issues
- Excellent communication skills, and accurate
- Understanding of healthcare regulations
- Good interpersonal, teamwork, problem solving skills
- Data entry and computer operation skills, and critical judgment
An Associate's degree in Applied Arts and Sciences is required.
A newly graduated Medical Laboratory Technician may be hired with
the requirement that if they do not pass an accredited Registry
Exam for Medical Laboratory Technician within 6 months of hire,
their employment will end.
A Registration with the American Society of Clinical Pathologist
- MLT (ASCP) or equivalent is required for this position. After a
sufficient orientation period, each Medical Laboratory Technologist
must be able to competently perform all testing procedures and
processes as outlined in the Procedure Manual(s) in the laboratory
section(s) in which they will be performing testing.
A valid MA-Phlebotomy certificate with the Washington State
Department of Health-Quality Assurance Office is required for this
position. After a sufficient orientation period, each Medical
Laboratory Technologist must be able to competently perform all
specimen collection and processing procedures as outlined in the
Specimen Collection and Processing Procedure Manual(s).
Experience preferred, but not required.
Just as Virginia Mason is dedicated to improving the lives of
our patients and our community, we are equally dedicated to your
professional and personal success. With a wide range of perks that
includes a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, and the
opportunity to live in one of the most livable cities in the
nation, you will find that an opportunity with Team Medicine is one
We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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