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Med Technologist

Company: CHI Franciscan St Joseph Medical Center
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: October 7, 2021

Job Description:

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. 

 

CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason are now united to build the future of patient-centered care across the Pacific Northwest. That means a seamlessly connected system offering quality care close to home. From basic health needs to the most complex, highly specialized care, our patients can count on us to meet their needs with convenient access to the region’s most prestigious experts and innovative treatments and technologies. 

 

As a part of our organization, we currently offer the following benefits:

 

  • Competitive starting wages (DOE) and training to grow within the company
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Flexible health spending accounts (FSA)
  • Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement Programs
  • Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
  • Care@Work premium account for additional support with children, pets, dependent adults, and household needs
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family
  • Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identify Theft
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Wellness Program

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 equipment
Accountability 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; OR
MLT 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.

 

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Keywords: CHI Franciscan St Joseph Medical Center, Tacoma , Med Technologist, Other , Tacoma, Washington

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