Performs various tests to obtain data for use in diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Receives or obtains specimens for laboratory analysis in the following areas; bacteriology, hematology, serology, chemistry, blood banking and makes some morphological examinations. Records laboratory test results and performs any related duties.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following and other duties as assigned.
Responsible for accuracy of examinations and analysis in order to assist physicians to make correct diagnosis of patient's disease.
Careful handling of infectious material to protect all laboratory personnel.
Collection of blood and other specimens under aseptic conditions.
Accurate recording of test results.
Operation of clinical laboratory during absence of Laboratory Manager.
Care of expensive scientific laboratory instruments.
Willingness to work with realization that errors may have serious consequences for the patient.
Ability to work under emergency conditions.
Attention to details at all times.
Alertness during all phases of work since errors may result in incorrect diagnosis or treatment.
Considerable initiative involved in adapting techniques and procedures for special tests and in scheduling and planning various work phases.
Accuracy in use of laboratory instruments and equipment, and when working with minimal amounts of material. Works with limited supervision.
Follows standard laboratory methods and procedures.
Has a working knowledge of quality control methods and procedures that ensures good lab practice.
Understands use and limitations of laboratory equipment and apparatus and is familiar with standard laboratory methods and techniques.
Has a basic knowledge of various fields of specialty laboratory work.
Is capable of collecting, processing, typing, testing and storing blood.
Is capable of performing Arterial Blood Gasses.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Specific vision abilities required by this job include; close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. A required eye test is a regulation to show that the individual has color vision.
QUALIFICATIONS and EXPERIENCE:
Completion of two year course at an approved school for Medical Laboratory Technologists.
Graduation from an approved school or a two (2) year college degree from an accredited school in Physical Sciences.
Current certification or ability to obtain within six (6) months from a professional affiliation such as ASCP, AMT or an equivalent thereof.
Internal Number: 19-0313
About Wallowa County Health Care District
Memorial made the Top 100 Critical Access Hospital list (iVantage Analytics) every year since 2013. Healthgrades has honored Wallowa Memorial with a Patient Safety Excellence Award, and Women’s Choice Awards named Wallowa Memorial a winner in “Overall Patient Experience” for small hospitals nationwide. Wallowa Memorial Hospital also made the list of Top 20 Most Beautiful Small Hospitals, and is a Platinum Level Fit Friendly Worksite. As a leader in community health, Wallowa Memorial offers the Complete Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) to residents of Wallowa County, and organizes community programs and events to promote healthier lifestyles. Wallowa Memorial Hospital is also a Blue Zones Project Approved Worksite, and its more than 150 employees are committed to living according to the Blue Zones “Power 9” lifestyle habits.