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Medical Laboratory Scientist

Portland, Oregon 97239

Category: Health Job Number: 16588

 

Voca Health has immediate openings available for Medical Lab Scientist professionals in Portland, OR!
Interested candidates should contact Hunter Rommes, Direct (404)585-5196 or by email hrommes@myvoca.com
 

 

Voca connects healthcare professionals with fantastic health systems nationwide. Our goal is full partnership with our employees, providing the tools, guidance, and opportunities to help reach their individual goals. Voca provides benefits including insurance, 401k, and dedicated support!

Assignment details are provided below, we’re very excited to hear from you!

 

Assignment Details 

Job Description:

  • The purpose of the Medical Laboratory Scientist position in the Flow Cytometry section is to provide high quality patient care testing services that support the overall patient care activities of Hospitals a Clinics and the Department of pathology.
  • The person filling this position will be of professional demeanor and perform their duties with an attitude, which will best serve the clients of the department.  
  • The purpose of the Medical Laboratory Scientist position in the Flow Cytometry section is to provide high quality patient care testing services that support the overall patient care activities of  Hospitals a Clinics and the Department of pathology.
  • The person filling this position will be of professional demeanor and perform their duties with an attitude, which will best serve the clients of the department.  
  • Prepares and processes samples for testing:
  • Performs cell lysis and ficoll-hypaque density gradient separation, whole blood lysis manually, tissue disintegration, freezing, thawing, or other sample preparation techniques.
  • Performs staining of samples following written procedures.
  • Makes cytospin slides, stains slides, performs differentials on cytospins, stains cells, washes, and rinses, and fixes cell preparations, according to written procedures and within stated timelines.
  • Performs sample processing duties:  Checks in samples, prints work lists, enters results, reviews work, files paperwork, etc.
  • Performs all computer functions using laboratory information systems (LIS) software, according to established procedures and enters required comments in computer.
  • Performs all data analysis in Kaluza software, according to established procedures, transfer results to LIS and save results to network drive.
  • Organizes study samples and data using manual or computer-based methods.
  • Reviews and compiles testing results and paperwork for interpretation by lead, Technical Coordinator, manager or faculty
  • Ensures that all patient and QC results are calculated and recorded according to standard procedures.
  • Checks results for plausibility and consistency with diagnostic criteria.
  • Makes copies and forwards data to faculty in a timely manner. 
  • Works with faculty to improve efficiency and quality of work.
  • Assists with correcting reports, reviewing work lists.
  • Calibrates, maintains and troubleshoots laboratory instruments and procedures.
  • ­Assists with inventory of reagents and supplies, according to established procedures. 
  • Answers phones, transfers calls, calls or pages physicians, and documents appropriately.
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings and training.
  • Completes competency training, annual review of policy and procedure manuals and safety review as scheduled.
  • Trains new employees, students, residents and fellows.
  • Performs other tasks and/or projects as assigned or requested by manager and technical coordinator.
  • This position requires the employee to work variable hours, weekends, some holidays.
  • Working alone is often required on the off-shifts.
  • Excellent attendance required.
  • Communicates and works effectively as part of a team, and interacts with a variety of clients including doctors, nurses, laboratory staff and patients, maintaining a customer service focus at all times.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Medical Technology which includes at least one year of clinical lab experience
  • Certification as MT(ASCP) or MLS(ASCP) within 90 days of hire.
  • Depending on date of training, different continuing education requirements will apply.
  • Completion of a 2 year accredited Medical laboratory Technician program, plus MLT(ASCP) or equivalent certification
  • And 4 years of experience in a clinical laboratory; certification as MT(ASCP) or MLS(ASCP) or by AMT preferred OR Bachelor’s degree in a chemical or biological field & 4 years experience as a Medical laboratory Technician in a clinical laboratory performing
  • testing and related tasks, and certification as MT(ASCP) or MLS(ASCP) or by AMT preferred
  • MT(ASCP) or MLS(ASCP) with recent flow cytometry, experience. Recent flow cytometry experience within the last 3 years preferred.
  • Experience in at least 1 of 3: Beckman Coulter Navios Flow Cytometer; Beckman Coulter Aquios CL Flow Cytometer & BD FACSAria Flow Cytometer

Shift

  • Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM with rotating weekends/holidays

Traveler Benefits

Partnering with Voca comes with a number of benefits including:

  • Dedicated Recruiter
  • Insurance
  • 401k
  • Competitive, Flexible Pay Packages

Hunter Rommes
Voca | Senior Recruiter
t 507-288-5260 d 404-585-5196
m 952-224-6443
hrommes@myvoca.com
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