The goal of the Lab Tech Trainee program is to prepare staff for a future career as a Histology Tech or a Med Lab Scientist. The program requires a 2 year commitment.
About Fairbanks Memorial Hospital Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is a non-profit facility owned by the Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation. AJoint Commission-accredited facility with 152 licensed beds, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is the primary referral center for residents of Alaska's interior. With a strong patient-to-nurse ratio, ours is a Magnet aspiring facility with a Shared Leadership Infrastructure. In addition to our exceptional clinical environment, our location offers incomparable lifestyle rewards away from work. In Fairbanks, small-town living, spectacular natural beauty and endless recreation combine to create a one-of-a-kind place to live, work and play.
While in the program, this position assists the technical laboratory staff. Responsible for the collection and receipt of biological specimens, proper entry into the computer system, preparation of samples for analytical testing, and/or distribution of these specimens to the proper analytical area. This includes responsibility for pre and post aspects of analytical testing. This position will also perform specified analytical testing as assigned. This position may perform duties associated with transfusion services. Other duties include answering phone calls, processing send out specimens, greeting and processing outpatients, and for ordering test in the computer system.
Assists Laboratory MLS/MLT/Histology Techs with workflow. Maintains laboratory equipment and instrumentation to include loading reagents and performance of quality control. Interacts with patients and other health care professionals, and responds to routine inquiries.
Focuses on quality by assuring that all work performed is accurate and complete. Completes documents legibly and accurately per site protocol. Maintains familiarity with departmental procedures. Uses appropriate documentation to record communications. Processes information by compiling, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
Performs specimen collection and patient preparation, ensuring correct patient and specimen identification and specimen integrity by using appropriate techniques as required. Aliquots, labels, and processes specimens according to established departmental procedures and practices. Verifies patient demographics, insurance, and diagnostic test information, and accurately enters data into appropriate systems to ensure accurate documentation and billing.
Maintains clean and safe work environment per regulations. Maintains and assists with inventory management and ordering of supplies. Recognizes and provides input towards process improvement opportunities.
Performs other technical support functions as determined by the department. Trouble shoots routine problems within their area of responsibility. Performs a variety of clerical duties such as answering the telephone, scheduling appointments, maintaining records, or relaying a message to the appropriate personnel.
Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Provides all customers of Foundation Health with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core and leader behaviors each and every day.
Senior or rising senior, or current BA/BS holder, in a clinically related biolgical science program.
Requires at least a 2 year commitment. Must possess the intent to become a Med Lab Scientist, as well a desire to grow their career within the organization.
Must be able to communicate effectively in both oral and written formats. Must be able to accurately read specimen labels and work with numbers to prevent mislabeling. Requires the ability to be attentive to details and to adhere to strict safety requirements for handling infectious agents.
Must be able to work independently as well as in a team environment. Must be able to accommodate scheduling adjustments, off-shifts, holiday, and weekend work assignments.
Baccalaureate degree (BA or BS) in clinically related biological science.
Experience in a clinical laboratory setting. Ability to utilize computer programs for reports and graphs.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
Foundation Health Partners is an EEO/AAP employer;qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.