Medical Laboratory Technician

Requisition Number:  47886


About the role

Medical Lab Technician-Phlebotomist will assist in the operations of the laboratory department.    

Key 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 computer skills desired.
•    Supports and enforces infection control policies and procedures.
•    Follows the EPA regulations for completing required annual Proficiency Testing for water specimens.

•    Communicate in a professional and courteous manner with patients, family, and other medical personnel, as necessary.
•    Maintains responsibility for patient identification, specimen labelling and collection verification.
•    Participate in specimen collection either directly by venipuncture or skin puncture or instructing patients or other healthcare providers in collection and preservation techniques of specimens for analysis on both adult and pediatric patients. 
•    Prepare specimens for shipment to reference laboratory employing appropriate methods for packaging potential infectious or hazardous materials.

•    Works with other laboratory staff members in all areas of the laboratory, or as assigned, to complete patient specimen analysis.
•    Performs quality control procedures, ensuring validity and accuracy of test results.
•    Serve to the cover laboratory needs outside of routine hours by sharing on-call duties with other Laboratory Technologists.

Post analytic
•    Coordinate and participate in performance and interpretation of complex technical duties in support of medical laboratory testing; record determinations and results for review by physician/provider staff; Perform a variety of assays on human, veterinary and environmental specimens. 
•    Proficiently and consistently complete accurate, concise and legible documentation of laboratory testing results and records. Includes documentation of maintenance, quality control, calibration, and other laboratory records.
•    Ensure remedial action is taken and documented whenever testing systems deviate from established performance specifications.

Job Profile

Minimum Requirements:
•    Must possess current skills in Blood Bank, Chemistry, Hematology, Microbiology and Urinalysis
•    Ability to demonstrate dexterity, knowledge, and ability to complete assigned laboratory tasks and skills, attention to detail and compliance with all appropriate regulatory and safety requirements including standard precautions and hazardous chemical handling.
•    Require knowledge and analytic abilities to perform highly complex testing, to interpret findings, perform calculations, calibrate instrumentation and review testing performed by other technologists.
•    Working knowledge of and ability to implement the requirements for COLA, CLIA, and CLIP Laboratory Accreditation. 
•    Ability to maintain quality, safety and infection control standards.
•    Considerable knowledge of laboratory equipment, instrumentation and terminology; considerable knowledge of computers and computerized lab equipment.
•    Experience involving patient contact, customer service in a medical setting, strong communication skills both verbal and written.
•    Must possess visual acuity required to distinguish fine gradations of color and/or texture. 
•    Proficient oral and written communication abilities in English.
•    Flexible and willing to work in a culturally diverse environment.  
•    Applicants for the laboratory technologist position must demonstrate the absence of color blindness as evaluated by a color vision screening examination (Ishihara or equivalent). Laboratory personnel must be able to determine and confirm laboratory test results, which requires verification of normal color vision. 


Experience Required:
•    Minimum of 5 years of experience


Education Required:
•    Experience in a related scientific field with a demonstrated internship in an approved clinical laboratory training program, or equivalent.

•    Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS).


Physical Requirements:
•    Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
•    Work involves sitting and standing for prolonged periods of time.
•    May require bending, stooping and lifting up to 15 lbs.


Other Special Qualifications:
•    On call requirements as part of a rotation if required.
•    Must be able to read, write and speak English to effectively communicate.
•    This position is unaccompanied.
•    Ability to pass a DOS background check if one is required.
•    Must be able to relocate to Kaiserslautern, Germany for 3-month deployments.
•    A valid passport is required and must be in your possession prior to relocation. You must maintain a current passport during your stay in Germany.


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.