Medical Laboratory Technician – Medical Lab Technologist job in Ketchikan, AK

  • Profession:

    Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Specialty:

    Medical Lab Technologist
  • Location:

    Ketchikan, AK
  • Start date:

    2021-12-20
  • Job Type:

    Travel Contract
  • Job ID:

    296304

Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT) Travel Job

The Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT) maintains current professional knowledge and skills to perform testing as a generalist, including chemistry, hematology, coagulation, urinalysis, serology, and basic microbiology and blood banking. Responsible for producing high quality, accurate test results in an efficient manner consistent with laboratory and hospital policy. The Medical Laboratory Technician is responsible for performing various routine or special clinical laboratory tests in one or more sections of the laboratory using automated equipment, manual testing, and microscopic analysis to obtain data for use in diagnosis and treatment of disease.

Medical Laboratory Technologist Responsibilities:

  • Performs manual WBC (White Blood Count) differentials and red cell morphology tests.
  • Medical Laboratory Tech analyzes the tests that have been performed and provides relevant results that may pertain in diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases.
  • Perform and assist with all assigned qualitative and quantitative chemical tests on patient blood and body fluids (inclusive of, but not limited to, chemical, endocrinological, toxicological, immunological, and other analytes as required).
  • MLT sorts, spins, and separates specimens for analysis.
  • Complete all required documentation and perform all required quality assurance/CQI procedures. Log, enter, verify, and validate all requisite data in computerized clinical system or on manual records. Record and report abnormal findings (“critical values”) to supervisor(s) and respective clinical providers and units.
  • MLT maintains records of patient test results, quality control, and management.
  • Performs ongoing daily quality assurance/CQI static functions in accordance with established policies and procedures to ensure safety, environmental, and infection control and compliance with requirements of accreditation and regulatory agencies.
  • Medical Lab Tech understands principles involved in test reactions and understands laboratory procedures.
  • Perform and document quality control procedures for each test performed; documents all quality control failures and corrective action taken.
  • Provide technical guidance to non-certified personnel.
  • MLT performs preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, and solves problems or determines alternative solutions for analysis if needed and reports all deviations from established procedure to the Coordinator. Investigates testing problems/errors and informs Department Coordinator of all irregularities, errors of instrument failure, and measures taken to solve problem.
  • Check the blood group and blood type and help in successful blood transfusion for patients suffering from severe diseases.
  • Monitor and maintain all equipment and ensure that required chemicals and infrastructure are available in the laboratories.
  • Medical Laboratory Technician receives, labels, and processes patient specimens, entering requisite information into section computerized system in accordance with set procedures.

BENEFITS OF BEING GIFTED!

  • Refer a Registered Nurse – You and your referral both get $500 with GIFTED’s Refer an RN Friend Program
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Premium pay
  • Same Day or Weekly Pay
  • Ability to work in premier facilities
  • Access to Chief Nursing Officer 24-7
  • Access to Social Worker 24-7
  • Group Health insurance benefits:
    • Medical Plan
    • Dental Plan
    • Vision Plan
    • Short and Long Term Disability
    • AD&D Insurance

Benefits of being a GIFTED TRAVEL NURSE

  • Private housing and housing allowance
  • Personal Career Coach
  • Extremely competitive personalized pay package

FACILITY DETAILS

This hospital is part of a larger healthcare system that is focused on providing a patient-centered healing environment with a strong focus on patient safety and clinical outcomes. It is a 25-bed, critical access and long-term care facility, providing inpatient, outpatient, home health services and a 29-bed long term care facility. As one of the more self-reliant small rural hospitals, it offers a multitude of medical services including an accredited cancer care program.

Whether you’re interested in Native Alaskan culture, the early pioneers who settled Southeast Alaska, local artists, shopping, fishing, or the great outdoors, you can find it all in Ketchikan, AK. The downtown area is easily walkable with historic buildings and shops featuring the work of local carvers, weavers, jewelry designers, painters, sculptors, photographers, writers, and more. Ketchikan is the “Salmon Capital of the World” and offers major attractions to check out in the area such as the Misty Fiords Nation Monument or the Tongass National Forest.

ABOUT GIFTED HEALTHCARE

GIFTED Healthcare is a company that believes in the power of one person to make a difference in patient care. Join the ranks of our rapidly growing team of healthcare professionals, and become that difference!

Do you remember why you became a Medical Laboratory Technician at GIFTED? We do!


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