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Lab Tech Eligible

Location: Honolulu, HI Job Number: 932917 Date posted: 01/22/2021

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Description:
Under the supervision and direction of licensed personnel, performs chemical, microscopic and bacteriologic tests to provide data for use in treatment and diagnosis of disease applying techniques used in fields of bacteriology or mycology, hematology and/or chemical examinations.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Under the supervision and direction of licensed personnel receives specimens from laboratory or obtains such body materials as urine, blood, pus and tissue directly from patient and makes quantitative and qualitative chemical analysis and does routine cultures.
  • Under the supervision and direction of licensed personnel performs blood tests and study morphology of blood.
  • Under the supervision and direction of licensed personnel obtains blood specimen for performance of all hematological examinations and clinical chemical analysis requested for each patient.
  • Under the supervision and direction of licensed personnel performs routine hematological examinations following established laboratory procedures, methods and techniques using microscope and centrifuge.
  • Under the supervision and direction of licensed personnel performs routine procedures for macro and microscopic analysts of urine.
  • Under the supervision and direction of licensed personnel records and reports results of tests and examinations performed.
  • Identifies and stores specimens which require further analysis.
  • Cleans and maintains equipment and instruments used in performance of tests and examinations. Reports malfunctions and needs for repair to supervisor.
  • Under the supervision and direction of licensed personnel performs additional follow-up examinations, tests and analysis according to established laboratory procedures or as requested.
  • May serve as Testing Personnel as defined by CLIA '88 for High Complexity Testing. The testing personnel are responsible for specimen processing, test performance and for reporting test results.  Each individual performs only those high complexity tests that are authorized by the laboratory director and require a degree of skill commensurate with the individual's education, training or experience, and technical abilities.  Each individual performing high complexity testing must follow the laboratory's procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results; maintain records that demonstrate that proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient specimens; adhere to the laboratory's quality control policies, document all quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance performed; Follow the laboratory's established policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratory's established acceptable levels of performance; Be capable of identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and either must correct the problems or immediately notify the supervisor; and document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications.  If not qualified to perform testing independently, must perform high complexity testing only under the onsite direct supervision of a supervisor.
  • Forwards laboratory samples to Medical Center for confirmation and/or analysis and forwards reports to physician for diagnosis (for outlying clinics only).
  • Basic Qualifications:
    Experience
  • N/A
  • Education
  • Associate's degree in medical laboratory technology from accredited school OR two (2) years of experience in a directly related field.
  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
  • License, Certification, Registration
  • Eligible for Hawaii Clinical Laboratory Technician license (must meet education requirement(s) for Hawaii State licensure) and must obtain valid licensure within 6 months of being hired into this position.

  • Additional Requirements:
  • Familiar with lab procedures and automated instrument and general lab equipment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in oral communication, written communication, interpersonal relations and customer service.

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Six (6) months of experience in all phases of clinical lab (e.g., chemistry, hematology).
  • Certified Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
  • Primary Location: Hawaii,Honolulu,Moanalua Medical Offices Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: 03:00 PM Working Hours End: 11:30 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-HI-02|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Entry Level Job Category: Laboratory Department: Moanalua Medical Center - Rgnl Othr-Laboratory Admin - 1208 Travel: No Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    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.

    Learn About Laboratory Careers

    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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