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Medical Lab Technician

Company: Virginia Mason Medical Center
Location: Edmonds
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

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 competency assessment.
  • 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 techniques.
  • 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 documentation.
  • Understanding of healthcare regulations
  • Good interpersonal, teamwork, problem solving skills
  • Data entry and computer operation skills, and critical judgment skills.

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 worth taking.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Keywords: Virginia Mason Medical Center, Edmonds , Medical Lab Technician, Other , Edmonds, Washington

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