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Lab Tech

Requisition Number:  11267


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The Project:

The project is one of the largest outsourced medical facilities in support of the Department of Defense located on Kwajalein and Roi-Namur. Intl SOS is the medical subcontractor under DynCorp International. The scenic chains of Islands are a strategic defense location equidistant from Hawaii, Australia and the Philippines. On Kwajalein, Intl SOS operates a 10 bed, Critical Access Hospital plus a dental clinic, a veterinary clinic, and is responsible for food service safety. Kwajalein is a 6.5 square mile Island where bikes are the primary mode of transportation. While there is no cell service, data apps work well when using Wi-Fi. Kwajalein is a close knit community of 1500 military personnel, army civilians, contractors and family members.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain sufficient inventory of material supplies and equipment for performance of duties; coordinate preparation and procurement of chemicals, reagents, stains and solutions as appropriate.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with hospital and departmental practices that reflect Joint Commission, COLA, CLIA, CMS, OSHA, HIPAA, Quality Improvement, and EPA Water Testing Standards and performs work at a level to meet these standards; demonstrate technical proficiency through successful participation in laboratory Proficiency Testing programs.
  • Maintain and protects the confidentiality of patient information.
  • Is accountable for maintaining and improving own laboratory knowledge and skill competence.
  • Provides patient care that promotes the safety and well-being of all patients in the hospital and clinic departments on a 24-hour basis.
  • Supports the hospital’s philosophy, objectives and goals and Organization mission and vision
  • Respects and supports patient rights.
  • Promotes and practices positive customer and peer relations and cost containment for the Laboratory Department and patient.
  • Fosters constructive relationships as a team member within the Laboratory and with the members of other departments.
  • Maintains professional conduct.
  • Maintains and protects the confidentiality of patient information.
  • Participates in orientation and in-service training for personnel.
  • Assists in reviewing and revising policies and procedures.  Strong background in computer skills desired.
  • Supports and enforces infection control policies and procedures.
  • Follows the EPA regulations and completing required annual Proficiency Testing for water specimens.

Education Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology / Chemistry or Medical Laboratory Science, or in a related scientific field with a demonstrated internship in an approved clinical laboratory training program, or equivalent.
  • Current certification with a nationally recognized registry such as MT (ASCP).

Other Special Requirements:

  • Must be able to read, write and speak English to effectively communicate
  • This position is unaccompanied.
  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident Card is required. 
  • US DOD NACI clearance or the ability to obtain one is required.
  • Must be able to relocate to the United States Army Kwajalein Atoll.
  • A valid passport is required and must be in your possession prior to relocation. You must maintain a current passport during your stay on Kwajalein Atoll.

International SOS Government Medical Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or job applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

This job description outlines the types of responsibilities the incumbent is required to perform. The incumbent may be required to perform job related tasks other than those specifically presented in this job description. This job description is subject to regular review.