Lab – Medical Lab Tech Outpatient

Location: Wenatchee, WA
Facility: Wenatchee Valley Hospital
Department:
Schedule: Pool Position
Shift: Day Shift
Hours: Variable - POSITION LOCATED IN OMAK, WA

Job Description

POOL POSITION – NO GUARANTEE OF SCHEDULED HOURS

POSITION LOCATED IN OMAK, WA

OVERALL PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To perform laboratory testing with a minimum of supervision.

JOB FUNCTIONS

1. Functions under supervision of Medical Technologist, Supervisor, or Pathologist.

2. Rotates in different bench areas of the laboratory as assigned by the Supervisor; rotations include coverage on evenings and weekends, as required.

3. Practices quality control for all laboratory procedures.

4. Performs venipunctures and capillary sticks and assists in specimen processing area.

5. Assists in the preparation of new procedures, and reagent preparation.

6. Assists with specimen computer entry and processing.

7. Maintains clean work areas.

8. Assists in orienting new staff members, and in training students and lab assistants.

9. Annually reviews test procedures and participates in periodic competency testing.

10. Attends general laboratory meetings and other continuing education sessions.

NOTE: This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities that your supervisor may deem necessary.

QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

Associate’s degree in Medical Technology required

One year experience as an MLT in the performance of general or specific lab testing preferred

LICENSING/CERTIFICATIONS:

ASCP or CLS/NCA registry for MLT required, or registry eligible.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Proficiency in the performance of basic lab testing required

Prior experience with computerization preferred.

PHYSICAL/SENSORY DEMANDS:

This position involves an equal amount of standing and sitting in the performance of routine duties. Good manual dexterity, use of a computer keyboard is required. Excellent hand/eye coordination is also required.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Heavy workloads and daily pressure to quickly perform STAT procedures is a constant source of mental and physical stress. The work environment can often become noisy and interruptions can be expected.

HEALTH AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS:

Updates CPR skills on an annual basis. Understands and complies with Clinic safety procedures including code and evacuation procedures. Complies with Clinic/Department standards pertaining to the use of sick leave and unpaid absences due to medical reasons. Understands and follows all universal blood and body fluids precautions and associated engineering and work practice controls and personal protective equipment requirements. Must not pose a threat to the safety and health of self or others. Must accurately process patient specimens; specimen mix-ups or errors will result in inaccurate patient test results and the probable need to have specimens recollected from the patients.

Additional Information

About Confluence Health: Confluence Health was formed in 2013 as an affiliation between the Wenatchee Valley Medical Center and Central Washington Hospital to create an integrated, rural healthcare delivery system with 2 hospitals, multi-specialty care in 30+ service lines and primary care in ten communities across North Central Washington state. Over 225 physicians and 100 advanced practice clinicians serve an area of approximately 12,000 square miles and cover nearly every corner of this region through specialty outreach. Our Mission: We are dedicated to improving our patients' health by providing safe, high-quality care in a compassionate and cost effective manner. Our Setting and Lifestyle: We are located in the heart of Washington State and just 2.5 hours east of Seattle. Our region offers a diversity of recreational opportunities in breathtaking landscapes, from alpine country to the high desert, orchards to vineyards, cross country skiing to fly fishing and everything in between. Cycling, mountain biking, rafting, hiking; it is all right here. The region also offers a family friendly environment with good schools and opportunities for the entire family to be involved in culture and arts.

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