Willamette Valley Cancer Center strives to provide the absolute best care for our patients and our community. Part of that mission includes providing as many services in-house as possible, including Laboratory Services. To help support that team, we are looking for either a Medical Technologist or Medical Lab Technician to support our new Albany location. This individual will be part of our laboratory team and take part in specimen analysis, laboratory testing, quality assurance tasks, and other various lab procedures as needed. A strong background in laboratory experience is preferred, with at least one year of experience required. This position will also provide some high level support to our Corvallis location as needed.
Employment Type : Full Time, 1.0FTE (40 hr/week) Benefits : M/D/V, Life Ins., 401(k) Location : Albany, OR as home base with some support to our Corvallis location Responsibilities:
Assists with special procedures as needed (i.e. bone marrows in the room).
Follows the laboratory's procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting, and maintaining records of patient results.
Performs specimen analysis of all Chemistry, Hematology and Immunology specimens.
Maintains and operates all laboratory equipment. Performs daily, weekly and monthly instrument maintenance as indicated.
Adheres to the laboratory's quality control policies and documents all QC activities, instrument and procedural calibrations, and instrument maintenance. Records proper lot numbers of all controls, calibrators, and reagents.
Participates in proficiency testing by performing sample analysis and reporting results at least once a year.
Prepares peripheral blood smear and competently performs complete WBC differential on normal and abnormal smears.
Records results on appropriate worksheet and computer system and performs file maintenance. Processes specimens for send-out testing.
Follows the laboratory's policies whenever test systems are not within the laboratory's established acceptable levels of performance. Identifies problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and either corrects the problem or notifies supervisor. Documents all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications.
Maintains proper documentation as described by the quality assurance program including accessioning logs, test report logs, quality control logs, equipment records and checklists. Verifies all critical results and documents with accurate follow-up.
Maintains adequate inventory of supplies and ensures that all supplies are viable before using in patient testing. Prepares reagents, stains and other chemical solutions as needed.
Restocks the laboratory area as needed.
Sends specimens to reference laboratories for any testing not performed in house.
Processes in-house and in-coming results for charting.
Charts patient results in a timely manner as needed.
Medical Technologist Specific Tasks:
Trains employees in laboratory procedures.
May act as primary operator for at least one laboratory instrument.
Participates in development of new instruments and procedures as needed.
Acts as a resource for laboratory science information.
May oversee daily laboratory activities of in the absence of supervisor.
Complies with quality assurance standards.
Adheres to all OSHA compliance laws and Universal Precaution procedures. Complies with applicable regulatory agency standards.
Properly disposes of hazardous materials.
Maintains a clean working environment.
Maintains confidentially of all information related to patients and medical staff.
Associates Degree in scientific study required for MLT, Bachelor's required for MT
Accredited Training in Laboratory Medical Technology required
MLT(ASCP) or MLS(ASCP) or equivalent certification required
Phlebotomy experience strongly preferred
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be offered to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Physical demands of this job typically require full range of body motion including manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination in operation and manipulation of complex laboratory equipment. Requires sitting/standing for extensive periods of time with the use hands to finger, handle, or feel and arms to reach or carry. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 40 lbs. Requires corrected vision, color perception and hearing to normal range. Requires legible handwriting.