Medical Lab Technician or Medical Technologist 1781
This is a contract or contract for hire job opportunity
Position: Medical Lab Technician or Medical Technologist 1781
Location: Seattle WA
Schedule: Mon-Fri 11pm-7:30am
Projected duration: This can be either contract with a 6-month commitment or contract for hire
Job code: 1781
Hospital based generalist tech in a fast paced 500 plus bed acute care hospital. Must be MT/MLT certified or equivalent and experience with automated instrumentation and manual testing preferred. Will be responsible for testing and instrument maintenance. Must recognize, troubleshoot, and initiate corrective action for instrument issues. Must be able to work efficiently and accurately in a busy environment to meet stringent turnaround commitments for stat work.
May be asked to assist at the Cancer Lab in addition to working at another affiliated Hospital.
Must be fully vaccinated for Covid (including boosters) is required to work in this hospital.
The main function of a lab technician is to perform routine medical laboratory tests for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.
A typical lab technician may work under the supervision of a medical technologist.
Set up, adjust, maintain, and clean medical laboratory equipment.
Analyze the results of tests and experiments to ensure conformity to specifications, using special mechanical and electrical devices.
Analyze, gather, and record test data to issue reports that use charts, graphs, and narratives.
Obtain specimens, cultivating, isolating, and identifying microorganisms for analysis.
May examine cells stained with dye to locate abnormalities.
Consult with a pathologist to determine a final diagnosis when abnormal cells are found.
May conduct chemical analyses of body fluids, such as blood and urine, using microscope or automatic analyzer to detect abnormalities or diseases, and enter findings into computer.
May conduct blood tests for transfusion purposes and perform blood counts.
May collect blood or tissue samples from patients, observing principles of asepsis to obtain blood sample.
Verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, and problem-solving skills.
Ability to work independently and manage time.
Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries and diseases.
Ability to analyze data and accurately document and record results.
Education/Experience: High school diploma or GED required.
Associate degree in medical technology or vocational training preferred.
5-7 years’ experience required.
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