MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN / TECHNOLOGIST JOB SUMMARY:
Independently performs qualitative and quantitative tests in assigned section(s), following established guidelines and predetermined criteria. Performs tests and calculations, documents and reports results. Follows established QA/QC policies and procedures. Operates, calibrates, conducts performance checks and maintains laboratory instruments and equipment. Maintains procedures, records and logs. Identifies problems that may adversely affect test performance and/or results and uses knowledge, deductive skills and judgment to troubleshoot and resolve them. Recognizes abnormal or unusual pre-analytical, post-analytical and post-analytical problems.
MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN / TECHNOLOGIST QUALIFICATIONS
Medical Technologist - Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology or related science and successful completion of an approved Medical Technology internship program, OR
Medical Laboratory Technician - Associate degree from an accredited School of Clinical Laboratory Sciences and completion of an approved clinical laboratory internship.
Certified as an MT/MLS or MLT by one of the National Commission of Health Certifying Agencies or by an agency recognized by the Hawaii Department of Health Laboratories Branch.
State license as a Technologist or Technician.
Ability to communicate effectively in English, both in verbal and written form.
Ability to work effectively both independently and with a team.
Excellent customer service skills
MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN / TECHNOLOGIST JOB DEMANDS:
Able to read, analyze and interpret professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations, as appropriate. Able to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Able to effectively communicate information to internal and external customers in informal settings such as one-on-one and small group situations.
Typical Physical Demands:
Requires manual and finger dexterity, eye-hand coordination, and corrected vision and hearing to normal range. Distinguishes and identifies color. Requires wearing of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as, but not limited to, lab coats, gloves, face shields, and respiratory protection. May require frequent bending, standing and sitting for extended periods of time. May require repetitive manual motion such as but not limited to pipetting, capping and uncapping specimens. May require keying intermittently for four (4) hours a day. May require frequent walking, climbing of stairs and/or driving to various locations. May require occasional lifting and carrying of supplies weighing up to 35 pounds.
Typical Working Conditions:
Work environment includes conditions common to a hospital/laboratory environment, including working directly with potentially hazardous chemicals and/or patients with communicable diseases. Potential for inadvertent skin, eye, mucous membrane, or parenteral contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials possible. Generally works in an indoor, air-conditioned area.
Our VisionAt DLS, we strive to be leaders in the communities we serve. Our `ohana, in Hawaii, Guam and Saipan use state-of-the-art testing to provide the best patient care possible. We work together as a team to support our communities, our colleagues, and strive for excellence. Our Pledge to Our EmployeesAt DLS, we respect, empower and value our team members. We’re committed to Innovation, Compassion, Aloha, Respect and Excellence (I.C.A.R.E.). Our environment fosters a culture of growth and the professional development of our versatile and high-performing workforce.The passion and belief in our mission and values can be seen in every person on our team. This synergy makes the DLS `ohana an innovative, agile, and competitive industry leader. Our Pledge to Our Patients“Patients First” is our passion. We embrace technological advancements and commit ourselves to excellence in laboratory science. Beyond lab results, we build relationships and create collaborative partnerships with the communities we serve. Every person on the DLS team recognizes the kuleana that comes with this leadership and we work together to conduct our business with Aloha.