In this Medical Technologist role, you will provide information for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease by conducting medical laboratory tests, procedures, experiments, and analyses in a timely fashion.
Determine normal and abnormal components of body fluids by conducting chemical and/or microscopic analyses of blood, urine, spinal fluids, and other specimens.
Report on technological findings by collecting, analyzing, summarizing information and communicating notifiable results.
Ensure operation of analyzers and other laboratory equipment by calibrating; completing preventive maintenance requirements, following manufacturer's instructions, troubleshooting, calling for service support, maintaining operational inventories, evaluating new equipment and techniques.
Provide medical technology information and support by responding to questions and requests from other healthcare providers and leadership.
Conserve laboratory resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
Maintain professional and technical knowledge. Maintain inter- and intradepartmental work flow by fostering a spirit of cooperation.
Maintain a safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
Protect patients and employees by adhering to infection-control and hazardous waste policies and protocols, and following identification procedures.
Maintain laboratory supplies inventory by checking stock to ensure “always ready status”, including across shift changes.
Contribute to team effort by accomplishing additional related tasks as needed.
Located in Seattle, WA, Virginia Mason is an internationally recognized leader in the continuous improvement of health care. With numerous awards and distinctions, including our recognition as Top Hospital of the Decade by The Leapfrog Group, Virginia Mason has transformed health care through our innovations in patient safety and our ability to provide patients in our community with easier access to our high-quality care. Consisting of a 336-bed hospital in Seattle, and an extensive network of primary and specialty care clinics throughout the Puget Sound region, joining Virginia Mason is an exceptional opportunity to partner with nationally recognized physicians and peers, and an organization recognized as the benchmark for health care.
Just as Virginia Mason is dedicated to improving the lives of our patients and our community, we are equally dedicated to your professional and personal success. With a wide range of perks that includes a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, and the opportunity to live in one of the most livable cities in the nation, you will find that an opportunity with Team Medicine is one worth taking.
For more information or to apply online please visit our website at http://jobs.VirginiaMason.org, job #191116. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
A BA degree in medical technology from a program or institution accredited by a recognized regional or national accreditation agency required.
OR BA degree from an institution accredited by a recognized regional or national accreditation agency, or an equivalent degree from a foreign institution as certified by a foreign transcript evaluation agency approved by AMT, AND shall have completed at least 35 semester hours of coursework across various subjects related to the clinical laboratory sciences, such as biological science, microbiology, organic chemistry, biochemistry, mathematics, etc., AND shall have either:
Completed an accredited medical technology training program following the earning of the BA degree referenced above, OR · Completed a minimum of one year of approved clinical laboratory experience
This position requires a background in one or more of the following laboratory disciplines: chemistry, hematology, microbiology, phlebotomy, blood bank, and biological sciences and an understanding of quality control concepts and general laboratory techniques. The ability to attend to detail, strong organizational skills, the ability to work under stressful working conditions, understanding of laboratory safety issues, excellent communication skills, and accurate documentation. Also the position requires an understanding of healthcare regulations, good interpersonal, teamwork, problem solving skills, data entry and computer operation skills, and critical judgment skills. A Registration with the American Society of Clinical Pathologist - MT (ASCP), MLS (ASCP), categorical ASCP (M, H, or C) or equivalent is required for this position.
A newly graduated Medical Technologist may be hired with the requirement that if they do not pass an accredited Registry Exam for Medical Technology within three months of hire, their employment will end. After a sufficient orientation period, each Medical Technologist must be able to competently perform all testing procedures and processes as outlined in the Procedure Manual(s) in the laboratory section(s) in which they will be performing testing. Experience preferred, but not required.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary + DOE
Internal Number: 191116
About Virginia Mason Medical Center
With numerous awards and distinctions, including our recognition as Top Hospital of the Decade by The Leapfrog Group, Virginia Mason has transformed health care through our innovations in patient safety and our ability to provide patients in our community with easier access to our high-quality care. Consisting of a 336-bed hospital in Seattle, WA, and an extensive network of primary and specialty care clinics throughout the Puget Sound region, joining Virginia Mason is an exceptional opportunity to partner with nationally recognized physicians and peers, and an organization recognized as the benchmark for health care.