Overview: CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of
Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more
than 700 care sites across the U. S. , from clinics and hospitals
to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is
accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our
world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need
caring and our families need protection. With our combined
resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy
communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and
innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our
hospitals and out in the community.
Performs moderately complex to highly complex and specialized
clinical laboratory tests/analyses using manual or automated
techniques to obtain data for use in the diagnosis, management and
treatment of disease/injury. Specific areas of accountability may
include one, or a combination of, the following disciplines:
transfusion service, microbiology, chemistry, coagulation,
hematology, immunology, and urinalysis. Work includes 1) pretesting
and processing samples, 2) performing, analyzing, interpreting, and
confirming tests, 3) documenting and delivering timely test results
and 4) operating and maintaining standard Lab instrumentation and
Given the critical importance of test results to patient care
and clinical outcomes, an incumbent is accountable for ensuring the
accuracy of test results and related analyses based on adherence to
established standards, procedures and regulatory requirements for
test analysis, quality control, quality assurance, safety,
blood-borne pathogen/infection control, specimen
handling/processing and documenting/reporting patient results.
While controls may affect certain decision -making opportunities,
an incumbent is expected to exercise sound judgment to monitor,
control, and assess tests conditions, specimen quality,
chemical/biologic reactions, and instrument function. An MLT is
expected to seek advice from a Tech-in-Charge or an MT when the
ability to resolve a problem is limited by training or
Work requires knowledge of the major disciplines of laboratory
practice (e.g. blood bank, chemistry, hematology, coagulation,
immunology, urinalysis, and microbiology). An incumbent applies
knowledge of scientific principles and theory to determine the
causes or possible significance of abnormalities and departures
from the norm when test results do not conform to expectations.
Incumbents are also accountable for: 1) meeting technical
training requirements, 2) maintaining awareness of procedure
changes, 3) updating knowledge, skills and applying those
competencies, and 4) following department standards for
Essential Job Duties
Performs pretesting and processing samples (Pre-Analytic).
Evaluates and reports patient results for use in the diagnosis
and treatment of disease for patients of all ages
Performs and evaluates quality control to ensure quality patient
Maintains standard laboratory instrumentation and equipment.
Education/Work Experience Requirements
Associate degree and completion of an accredited MLT/MT program
OR the equivalent education and experience that qualifies for
national registration through the American Society of Clinical
One year of clinical laboratory experience in the last five
years is preferred.
National Registration as an MLT(ASCP)CM, MLT(ASCP) or equivalent
(e.g. AMT), or registry-eligible at date of hire. If not already
held, national certification must be obtained within six months of
date of hire.
Depending on assignment, current certification through
Washington State as a Medical Assistant-Phlebotomy may be required.
Where applicable, certification as a Medical Assistant-Phlebotomy
must be obtained within eight (8) weeks of assignment. Phlebotomy
duties will be assigned once the incumbent receives certification
as a Medical Assistant-Phlebotomy.
CommonSpirit Health is an Equal Opportunity employer committed
to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will
be considered for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry,
veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic
protected by law.
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.