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Medical Technologist/ Medical Laboratory Scientist

Location: Seattle, WA Job Number: 980725 Date posted: 07/22/2021

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Job Summary:


The MLS/MT performs pre-analytic, analytic, and post analytic phases of laboratory testing procedures from waived to moderate and high complexity testing. The MLS/MT recognizes appropriate and inappropriate selection of lab tests and correlates lab results to patients clinical condition. S/he possess scientific knowledge to evaluate quality control, instrument, and result data. Other duties include: responsibility for documentation of all activies, monitoring supplies; compliance with all regulatory and accreditation requirements related to safety and laboratory testing; face to face and telephone customer service; computer data entry and retrival; workplace cleanliness and maintenance. May oversee QA activities, method evaluation, teaching, point-of-care testing, and new procedure implementation. May research new methods.





Essential Responsibilities:



  • Testing and Processing: Performs waived, moderate, and high complexity testing according to GH Laboratory procedures and encompassing pre-analytic, analytic, and post-analytic phases. Performs quality control and quality assurance activities, maintenance, and troubleshooting. Performs specimen processing.

  • Computer Data Entry and Retrieval: Accessions specimens, enters results, retrieves information.

  • Technical Resource: Resolves problems and answers technical questions. Serves as a frontline resource to the laboratorys customers. Assists in the review and updating of laboratory procedure manuals.

  • Other duties: Participates in/leads Performance Improvement activities. Oversees test method evaluations, validations and implementation. Performs EKGs, phlebotomy. May oversee lab assistants and non-registered techs to assure appropriate pre-analytic specimen preparation and moderate or waived testing performance. Oversee/teaches students and employees.


Basic Qualifications:


Experience



  • Minimum one (1) year of recent clinical laboratory experience as a MLS/MT or recent graduation from a MLS/MT Program.



Education



  • Bachelors degree.



License, Certification, Registration



  • Medical Technologist Certificate required at hire OR Medical Lab Scientist Certificate required at hire OR Clinical Lab Scientist Certificate required at hire



 


Additional Requirements:



  • Experience to meet national certification exam requirements at the MLS/MT level or meets qualifications in CLIA 493.1491.

  • Basic computer skills.

  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

  • Customer service and problem-solving skills.



 


Preferred Qualifications:



  • Two (2) years of generalist experience as a MLS/MT.

  • Certified as MLS/MT by date of hire/transfer.

  • Successful completion of an accredited MLS/MT Program.


Primary Location: Washington,Seattle,Capitol Hill South Building Scheduled Weekly Hours: 35 Shift: Day Workdays: Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tues:7 on 7 off Working Hours Start: 08:30 AM Working Hours End: 07:00 PM Job Schedule: Part-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: J06|UFCW|UFCW Pro Tech Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Central Campus South - Pathology/Lab-LAB #1 - 1130 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.

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