Under the general supervision of the laboratory manager, the medical technologist performs various complex and routine clinical laboratory assays, evaluates validity of results obtained, troubleshoots equipment and/or testing problems, and accurately reports test results, according to laboratory policy and procedure. Position duties may affect direct patient care through the completion of analytical tests that allow others to care for patients.
Job Requirements - Confidentiality: Frequent access to patient records; expected to maintain full confidentiality in accordance to HIPAA guidelines. Skills: Strong written, oral and organizational skills required. Attention to detail is required. Experience with blood collection technique on all age groups. Must be able to perform high complex testing. Must have working knowledge of pre-analytical, analytical, as well as post analytical testing variables and how to identify problems that may adversely affect test performance thus working toward achieving the highest standard for clinical laboratory testing. Computer skills, excellent customer service, and being an ongoing liaison between clients and providers. Knowledge in laboratory compliance and Medical Necessity. Must be able to multitask under stressful situations. Must have working knowledge of test result interpretation in order to address questions from clients and providers.
License/Certification MT (ASCP) or equivalent registration, or MT eligible under Medicare laboratory; regulations. BLS certification required. Must provide a copy of High School Diploma or equivalent.
Education and/or Experience Preferred Education: Bachelor's degree in medical technology, plus one year of internship leading toward certification as a medical technologist by ASCP or its equivalent. Six months to one year experience is preferred.
Physical Demands and Work Environment Conditions / ADA Compliance May occasionally work in a strained or difficult position. There is some exposure to hazards that might cause relatively serious injury or illness if proper safety precautions are not taken in dealing with patient specimens, acids, and infectious tissues and body fluid. Position involves standing, walking, stooping, and occasional carrying and lifting of lightweight materials (up to 20 pounds). May be required to sit for extended periods of time. Requires visual acuity and depth perception to recognize words and numbers; and hand and finger dexterity and hand/eye coordination to use a computer keyboard and common office equipment.
Internal Number: 2019480
About Columbia Memorial Hospital - Astoria, OR
Columbia Memorial Hospital (CMH) is located in the beautiful and historic town of Astoria, Oregon, where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. At CMH, we are committed to providing person-centered care to our patients and Caregivers. We are a full-service, 25-bed, critical access, not-for-profit, Level IV trauma, Planetree Certified, hospital which includes a robust Medical Group.
As a Planetree Hospital, CMH has developed dynamic and focused efforts to involve the perspective of patients, family members and staff to increase person-centered care throughout our organization. We value compassionate, courteous and respectful interactions, patient and family involvement in care planning to include the patient’s goals and preferences, healing design of spaces, community health and a strategic plan that emphasizes person-centered care for the patient and caregiver alike.
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