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Medical Technologist - Relocation Assistance
PeaceHealth | Ketchikan, Alaska
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Job Description

Req ID: 144989

PeaceHealth is seeking a Medical Technologist - Relocation Assistance for a 1.0 full time equivalent Non-Exempt position. This position will be working Variable shift with shift durations of Variable.

PeaceHealth Labs - with 12 testing laboratories serving communities in Alaska, Washington and Oregon, our extensive network of services and facilities in the Pacific Northwest consistently receives national recognition. More than 900 caregivers and 27 patient service centers throughout the Pacific Northwest.  One of a select number of laboratories nationwide to earn the Molecular Center of Excellence designation by Roche Diagnostics, indicating its expertise in performing diagnostic testing on a molecular and genomic level.

Alaska Ketchikan - In 1923 the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace opened the Little Flower Hospital in Ketchikan. It was named after Saint Teresa, who proclaimed herself “a little flower in God’s garden.” PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center, a critical access hospital, collaborates with the city to maintain and expand services including a large medical group, laboratory, expanded pharmacy and a number of centers of excellence. A major port stop on the Alaskan cruise ship itinerary, Ketchikan is an eclectic, eccentric, hardworking community surrounded by spectacular natural beauty. Residents enjoy exploring local culture, art, history, outdoor activities and wildlife in an ideal work/play environment.  Weather is similar to Seattle, WA.

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for performing complex laboratory procedures and tests in areas such as blood bank, chemistry, hematology, immunology and microbiology, using established protocols and procedures.   Monitors, screens and troubleshoots devices, tests and procedures, recognizing anomalies, and making corrections to ensure quality.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS for Medical Technologist

1.            Evaluates specimens for testing, utilizes appropriate criteria and upholds established performance standards.  Applies established criteria for testing, and analysis of entire process from preparation, conducting test, functioning of devices and procedures to ensure quality test results.  Performs waived, moderate and high complexity laboratory tests.

2.            Maintains equipment and tools; performs quality assurance testing, routine calibration and ensures optimal performance.

3.            Participates in the evaluations of techniques and procedures.  Develops, evaluates and implements new procedures or protocols and tests.

4.            Consults with clinicians, supervisor and other caregivers as appropriate on test results, requirements and testing protocols. 

5.            Gives direction and guidance to other caregivers, trains new caregivers and students, and accesses competencies.  Provides in-service training for continuing education requirements.

6.            Maintains appropriate records for specimens, tests and data.  Utilizes computer systems in reporting and documenting analysis.

7.            Participates in department in-services and continuing education programs, attending lectures, workshops and video presentation as required. Participates in required competency assessment and proficiency testing activities.  Provides (CAP, HIPAA, etc) compliance support.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:     

•              Bachelors degree in Medical Technology, Chemistry, Biological Science or an equivalent related science. 

•             Current with ongoing education requirements for continuous certification.

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:              

•             2 years of clinical experience performing high complexity testing in a clinical laboratory department preferred.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:            

•             Certified Medical Technologist, ASCP or equivalent is required within six months from date of hire.

•             Valid driver's license for driving positions.

OTHER SKILLS:  

•             Ability to recognize and ensure validity of abnormal patient and/or QC results for testing.

•             Working knowledge of specimen collection, preparation, and test requirements and factors affecting test interpretation in responding to inquiries

•             Good written and verbal communication skills

•             Working knowledge of computer systems such as Microsoft Windows, and Microsoft Office programs

•             Moderate lifting up to 35 pounds

•             Mathematical ability to calculate fractions, percentages, ratios, proportion measurements and apply practical algebra

•             General understanding of laboratory equipment to calibrate and do minor repairs

WORKING CONDITIONS

Works in a clinical laboratory or hospital setting. Intermittently (1-5% of the time) works in other office, client and conference facility environments. Continuous (67 - 100%) exposure to moderate noise level. The ability to frequently (34-66 %) stand, walk or sit is required.  Continuous (67 - 100%) handling of small objects up to 10 pounds including lifting and carrying is required. Intermittent (1-5%) lifting and carrying of up to 45 pounds is required. Must have good manual dexterity of both hands and employ fine hand movements to continuously (67 - 100%) manipulate instruments, computer terminal keyboards and other items. Good corrected vision and the ability to do near point work at varying distances from the eye is required.  The ability to identify and distinguish colors is required. Tasks involve potential for exposure to blood or body fluids containing blood, or other potentially infectious materials, and the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required. Continuous (67 - 100%) use of clinical laboratory reagents and chemicals is required.

Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, WA, is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 800 physicians and providers, a comprehensive laboratory system, and ten medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues to serve communities when invited to do so with a spirit of collaboration and stewardship – the spirit of health.

We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Ketchikan, AK community please visit our homepage: www.peacehealth.org/careers.

Get a feeling for the Spirit of PeaceHealth through this three-minute video, and visit us on Facebook or LinkedIn!

Questions? Review our Employment FAQ or email Recruitment@peacehealth.org. Please note this email does not accept resumes or applications.

Location: Ketchikan, AK, PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center (301)
Job Category:  Laboratory
Shift:  Variable
Shift Length: Variable
FTE: 1.0
Work Type:  Full Time
Hourly compensation starts at: $29.96, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: 

PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.

The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.

Posting Notes: Ketchikan, AK || Laboratory || Full Time || TESTING SERVICES

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth is a not-for-profit health care system sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, with services in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth's rigorous pursuit of exceptional medicine springs from its mission, values, and commitment to provide healing and compassionate care to patients and families.

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