Medical Technologist/ Medical Laboratory Technician

Virginia Mason Memorial - Yakima, WA

Full-time
The Medical Technologist/Medical Laboratory Technician performs standard routine, complex, automated and manual laboratory techniques on all age groups without direct supervision; may perform blood collection using age specific techniques;

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Consider the priority and urgency of test results (STAT, ASAP, Panic Values, etc.) and report those results within the established time frame and with documentation. Maintains confidentiality of patient information. Take part in proficiency sample testing, when appropriate. Performs, evaluates, and records quality control and institutes corrective action as appropriate. Ensures proper functioning of laboratory equipment by performing calibrations, preventative and corrective maintenance, and troubleshooting basic instrument malfunctions. Assist with the teaching of CLS students and new employees. Interacts with other healthcare workers to solve problems and interpret patient lab results. Maintain competencies in areas worked. Supports and participates in Q Plus (or other performance improvement) activities. Assists in evaluation of new methods and equipment. Utilize supplies and equipment adequately but not excessively. Complete work in established/reasonable timeframes. Be an active ingredient in the efforts to improve our community's well-being.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

Medical Technologist Education: BA or BS degree that meets CLIA requirements for testing personnel preferred. Minimum of 10 years hospital MLT experience may substituted for BA or BS degree.

Medical Laboratory Technician Education: Associates Degree that meets CLIA requirements for testing personnel

Experience: Recent hospital laboratory experience preferred.

Licenses/Certificates/Registration: Registered MT (ASCP) preferred (eligible and having passed within six months of completing an accredited medical technology program) or equivalent. Medical Assistant Phlebotomist (if person collects blood).

ABOUT US

At Virginia Mason Memorial, our vision is to "create healthy communities one person at a time." This means that each member of our award-winning team works to provide our patients, and their families, with the best medical and individual care possible.

Why do we do what we do? As the region's leading health care provider and Yakima's largest employer, we believe that by improving health, we will transform Yakima! We work together to demonstrate our values of Respect, Accountability, Teamwork, Stewardship, and Innovation for everyone who walks through our doors, patients and coworkers alike. Does this sound like the place for you? We would love to hear from you! Come be the best of the best with us!

We offer competitive benefits and compensation, including a generous 401K plan, medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, an employee wellness clinic and leadership development and education.

"Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital provides reasonable accommodations to assist qualified individuals in order to perform the essential duties/requirements their job requires. The description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements and serves as merely a summary rather than a complete listing of duties. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities, and working conditions may change as needs evolve. This job description does not constitute a contract as employment is at will."