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Medical Technologist FloatLocation: Hillsboro, OR Additional Locations:
Job Number: 781321 Date posted: 04/15/2019
- Conduct laboratory testing: perform and report lab tests according to laboratory procedures. Initiate and implement a course of action with technologists, supervisors and technical specialists; Organize workflow to accomplish efficient and accurate output; review and verify results for accuracy and credibility prior to release; record and report results in a timely manner.
- Ensure compliance with Quality Control and Quality Assurance Programs including POCT, to affect highest quality patient care: perform Quality Control (QC) procedures with appropriate documentation; take corrective action to resolve problems; review unresolved problems with supervisor; report action limit results according to standard procedures; perform proficiency testing and report results. Collaborate with supervisor, technical specialist and other departments to address quality of service issues and to implement internal quality assurance monitors or projects. Evaluate method performance by Performing weekly and monthly QC review and preparing monthly QC report as assigned.
- Maintain and update technical knowledge skills by actively participating in department meetings, continuing education and inservice instructions; Develop operational procedures to ensure effective workflow in conjunction with supervisors and technical specialists. Assist in the training of technical students and/or new employees; review work; recommend improvements; providE input for performance evaluations when requested. Develop written training procedures; assist in the development and update of technical procedures; review and critique new procedures developed by others. Accept special projects as needed.
- Coordinate laboratory operations in support of the supervisor by monitoring workflow and by making adjustments as necessary to maintain optimum service level; serve as a resource for unresolved problems; advise providers and nursing service personnel of correct procedures for collecting, handling and processing specimens; assist providers in determining appropriate laboratory services to be used for patient care. Participate in review of Proficiency Testing critiques. Support MLT instrument partners. Included in these accountabilities, the following tasks are performed exclusively by technologist level staff or higher: Primary instrument partner for major analyzers (e.g. high throughput Chem&Heme); others can act as secondary instrument partner. Monthly QC review. Perform more advanced testing, such as: Micro QC bench. Abnormal Protein identification by electrophoresis. Smear review as back up for hematology technical specialist. Complex Molecular testing. Flow cytometry. Toxicology and other mass pectrophotometry technology. Client Services technical resource, research and triage technical questions. Histocompatibility Testing. Work up of positive AFB and fungus cultures. HPLC organism identification. Trainer for differential blood counts and microscopic blood parasite identification.
- Baccalaureate degree in medical technology or related science or working as a medical technologist at Kaiser Permanente in the NW Region prior to 2008.
License, Certification, Registration
- ASCP (MT) or ASCP (MLS) or NCA (CLS) certification or working as a medical technologist at Kaiser Permanente in the NW Region prior to 2008 and meeting the equivalency e.g. HHS Exam or CCLS. New Hires must obtain required certification within 90 days of hire. Note: Technical staff certified by ASCP after 1/1/04 must recertify every 3 years. Before 1/1/04 certification was lifetime.
- Valid Oregon or Washington Driver's License.
- Completion of structured program in medical technology that is recognized by ASCP or NCA or working as a medical technologist at Kaiser Permanente in the NW Region prior to 2008.
- Demonstrated customer-focused service skills.
- Demonstrated verbal and written command of the English language adequate for providing training to laboratory and non-laboratory staff, for communicating specimen collecting and handling requirements and providing help and support to laboratory and other health care staff.
- Effective interpersonal and communication skills.
- Basic computer knowledge.
- Demonstrated ability to analyze situations to make operational decisions to meet clinical needs.
- Advanced computer knowledge.
- Demonstrated skills in organizing, prioritizing and problem solving.
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
About Laboratory Careers
Our clinical laboratory scientists, phlebotomists, and lab techs work in both outpatient clinics and hospital settings and have an opportunity to gain exposure to different areas, including chemistry, coagulation, hematology, urinalysis, and the blood bank. We also operate reference laboratories, which serve as hubs for specimen processing and analysis as well as specialized testing — such as microbiology and molecular biology. Offering modern facilities, advanced equipment, and scheduling options, we provide a dynamic environment in which you'll continue to learn and grow.
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