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Medical Laboratory Technician

Company: Adventist Health
Location: Simi Valley
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Centered in beautiful Southern California, Adventist Health Simi Valley has been one of the area's leading healthcare providers since 1965. We are comprised of a 144-bed hospital, home care services and a vast scope of award-winning services located throughout Ventura County. Simi Valley is a suburban area nestled between an urban oasis and the stunning shores of the Pacific Ocean. Bordering Los Angeles allows hiking in the morning and attending film premieres in the evening.Job Summary:Maintains responsibility for specimen processing, test performance, test result reporting, clerical and patient care support services with a high level of accuracy, precision and timeliness while ensuring compliance with departmental and regulatory agency standards. Works in two or more laboratory sections, including processing, phlebotomy, and microbiology setups depending upon laboratory needs. Works under the supervision of a Laboratory Supervisor, and in their absence, a Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS). Examines and interprets test results to identify abnormal including blood bank, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, serology, toxicology and urinalysis.Job Requirements:Education and Work Experience:* Associate's Degree in medical laboratory technology: Required* Bachelor's Degree in medical technology or equivalent: Preferred* Two years Medical Technologist experience in hospital setting: PreferredLicenses/Certifications:* Current state Medical Lab Technician license: Preferred in CA and HI* Current certification from American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP): Preferred in CA and HIFacility Specific License/Certifications:* Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT): RequiredEssential Functions:* Prepares sterile media in plates, jars or test tubes for use in growing bacterial cultures; incubates culture for specific times at prescribed temperatures. Prepares solutions, reagents and stains, following standard laboratory formulas and procedures. Demonstrates a working knowledge of the specific policies and procedures that relate to the duties of an Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT) by consistently operating within the context of these requirements. Performs only those technical duties for which training and orientation has been documented and approval granted (initially and ongoing).* Maintains detailed records of tests performed and report laboratory test results to appropriate personnel; recognize Quality Control shifts and trends and take appropriate action whenever necessary. Demonstrates the ability to respond to questions concerning age/sex specific expected, therapeutic, abnormal and critical values for departments worked. Follows the critical value policy, notifying the appropriate personnel/medical doctor (MD) timely with required documentation including read back of results. Generates patient reports, including those that are archived, using both the report generation and print screen functions.* Calibrates and performs routine maintenance on test equipment. Cleans and sterilizes laboratory equipment, glassware and instruments. Maintains laboratory supply of chemicals glassware. Performs routine maintenance on equipment. Operates automated instrumentation and performs manual tests timely and accurately. Performs order entry procedures using the Laboratory Information System (LIS). Demonstrates an understanding of the HIS registration 'episodes' by accurately selecting the correct one or requests registration or re-registration if current registration is unavailable.* Performs quality control procedures and takes required actions to out of control situations. Documents results and remedial actions taken. Follows established schedules for qc testing. Performs repeats and dilutions appropriately and calculates final results performed on diluted values accurately. Performs result entry, collation and certification procedures accurately. Uses laboratory positive patient identification procedures to ensure the integrity of each specimen for pre-analytical, analytical and post analytical testing.* Prints worksheets, incomplete logs and other required logs/reports. Resolves these logs and communicates pertinent information to coworkers and/or incoming shift personnel. Processing incoming specimens (including microbiology, if required), collected and received, including labeling, centrifugation, separation, delivering specimens to the correct department and assisting other departments with testing as appropriate when time and circumstances permit. Receives incoming purchased reagents and supplies and documents date and time received.* Performs other job-related duties as assigned.Organizational Requirements:Adventist Health is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our associates and patients. Therefore, we require that all associates receive all required vaccinations, including, but not limited to, measles, mumps, flu (based on the seasonal availability of the flu vaccine typically during October-March each year), COVID-19 vaccine (required in CA, HI and OR) etc., as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter. Medical and religious exemptions may apply.#Tech-SJJob Type: Part-timePay: $27.34 - $40.98 per hourSchedule:* 8 hour shift* Night shiftWork Location: In personby Jobble

Keywords: Adventist Health, Simi Valley , Medical Laboratory Technician, Professions , Simi Valley, California

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