$80K — $100K *
PeaceHealth is seeking a Medical Technologist at our 25 bed critical access hospital in Ketchikan, Alaska. Join our Laboratory in this full-time role working 40 hours per week. Ketchikan is located on an island in Southeast Alaska, and is just a 90 minute flight from Seattle. A temperate coastal rainforest area, Ketchikan is much milder than most Alaska locations, and offers amazing outdoor adventures and a quality lifestyle in a smaller community.
We offer a relocation bonus, a comprehensive benefits package, and hourly compensation starting at $31.85, more depending on experience.
For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws.
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.
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.
Maintains equipment and tools; performs quality assurance testing, routine calibration and ensures optimal performance.
May assist Technical Specialist or Supervisor with the evaluations of new methods and and procedures.
Consults with clinicians, supervisor and other caregivers as appropriate on test results, requirements and testing protocols.
Gives direction and guidance to phlebotomy and specimen management teams, may assist with orientation of new caregivers and students, and accesses competencies if incumbent has at least 4 years’ experience for moderate complexity testing, and 1 year of experience for high complexity testing.
Maintains appropriate records for specimens, tests and data. Utilizes computer systems in reporting and documenting analysis.
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.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology, Chemistry, Biological Science or an equivalent related science.
Current with ongoing education requirements for continuous certification.
2 years of clinical experience performing high complexity testing in a clinical laboratory department preferred.
Certified Medical Technologist, ASCP or equivalent is required within six months from date of hire.
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
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Valid through: 2/18/2021