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Medical Technologist Microbiology

Company: Virginia Mason Franciscan Health
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

**Medical Technologist Microbiology**St Joseph Medical CenterTacoma, Washington**Requisition ID** 2022-232644 **Employment Type** Part Time **Department** Clinical Laboratory Services **Hours/Pay Period** 56 **Shift** Day **Weekly Schedule** 0630-1500 **Remote** No **Category** Laboratory**Overview**In 2020, united in a fierce commitment to deliver the highest quality care and exceptional patient experience, Virginia Mason and CHI Franciscan Health came together as natural partners to build a new health system centered around the patient: Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. Our combined system builds upon the scale and expertise of our nearly 300 sites of care, including 11 hospitals and nearly 5,000 physicians and providers. Together, we are empowered to make an even greater impact on the health and well-being of our communities.**Responsibilities****Job Summary**As a Medical Technologist, you will perform moderately to highly complex and specialized clinic laboratory tests and analyses of human blood, urine and other body fluids, tissues or substances to obtain data for use in the diagnosis, management and treatment of disease and injury. Your specific areas of accountability may include one or more of the following disciplines: transfusion service, chemistry, coagulation, hematology, microbiology, immunology, toxicology and/or urinalysis. Your day-to-day work will include:Pretesting and processing samples (Pre-Analytic)Performing, analyzing, interpreting, and confirming tests (Analytic)Documenting and delivering test results (Post-Analytic)Operating and maintaining standard lab instruments and equipmentAccountability for ensuring the accuracy of test results and related analyses based on strict adherence to established standards, procedures and regulatory requirements for test analysis, quality control, quality assurance, safety, blood-borne pathogen/infection control, specimen handling and processing and documenting and reporting patient results.Exercising independent judgment to monitor, control and assess test conditions, specimen quality, chemical and biologic reactions, and instrument function; identify atypical organisms; solve unexpected problems; correlate quantitative, biochemical, physiologic and morphologic data to verify results; and evaluate or implement new procedures.In the absence of Lab Manager, you may also be assigned responsibility for serving as a Medical Technologist Lead**Qualifications****Education/Work Experience Requirements**Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in a chemical/physical/biological or other life science and relevant generalist clinical laboratory experience within the last five years, OR Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in laboratory medical technology, with clinical rotation.International education will be evaluated for equivalency.NOTE: Candidates with a Bachelor's degree in a field other than those mentioned above AND who meet the required CLIA educational standards for testing personnel, will be considered.**Licensure/Certification**National MT certification with ASCP (American Society for Clinical Pathology), AMT (American Medical Technologists) or Certification with the US. Department of Health and Human Services as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist; ORMLT certification with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in a chemical/physical/biological or other life science.For new graduates, if not held at date of hire, one-time national certification must be obtained within the first six months of employment.Apply (https://careers-commonspirit.icims.com/jobs/232644/login)**Equal Opportunity**CommonSpirit Health--- is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed toa diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered foremployment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genderidentity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status,ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protectedby law. For more information about your EEO rights as an applicant,pleaseclick here. (https://tbcdn.talentbrew.com/company/35300/img/v1\_0/EEOLawPoster.pdf)CommonSpirit Health--- will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).External hires must pass a post-offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415) 438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).CommonSpirit Health--- participates in E-Verify.

Keywords: Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, Tacoma , Medical Technologist Microbiology, Healthcare , Tacoma, Washington

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