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Virginia Mason Medical Medical Lab Technician in Edmonds, Washington

JOB DESCRIPTION Job Number: 210065 Department: VM Edmonds - Primary Care Hours: M-Th 1230-9pm. Friday 1030-7pmIn this role you will provide information for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease by conducting medical laboratory tests, procedures, experiments, and analyses at our Edmonds Regional Medical Center.Determine normal and abnormal components of body fluids by conducting chemical and/or microscopic analyses of blood, urine, spinal fluids, and other specimens.Report on technological findings by collecting, analyzing, summarizing information and communicating notifiable results.Ensure operation of analyzers and other laboratory equipment by calibrating; completing preventive maintenance requirements, following manufacturer's instructions, troubleshooting, calling for service support, maintaining operational inventories, evaluating new equipment and techniques.Provide medical technology information and support by responding to questions and requests from other healthcare providers and leadership.Conserve laboratory resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.Maintain professional and technical knowledge. This may be accomplished by: Attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, participating in professional societies and participation in competency assessment.Maintain inter- and intradepartmental work flow by fostering a spirit of cooperation. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing additional related tasks as needed.Maintain a safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations. Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control and hazardous waste policies and protocols, and following identification procedures.Maintain laboratory supplies inventory by checking stock to ensure "always ready status", including across shift changes.Perform phlebotomyLocated in Seattle, WA, Virginia Mason is an internationally recognized leader in the continuous improvement of health care. With an extensive list of awards and distinctions that includes our recognition as a Leapfrog Top Hospital of the Decade; Virginia Mason offers you the opportunity to partner with exceptionally talented peers at every level.You will contribute to the strength of our Team Medicine approach to collaborative medicine and benefit from the changes enacted through our Virginia Mason Production System, a model that has transformed health care by providing patients with easier access to care, reducing errors, and continuously innovating patient safety and quality that has been adopted by other organizations here and abroad. Join us, and find out how many ways Virginia Mason offers you the chance to focus on what really matters... your patients.Qualifications:This position requires a background in one or more of the following laboratory disciplines: chemistry, hematology, microbiology, phlebotomy, blood bank, and biological sciences and an understanding of quality control concepts and general laboratory techniques.The ability to attend to detail, strong organizational skills, the ability to work under stressful working conditions,Understanding of laboratory safety issuesExcellent communication skills, and accurate documentation.Understanding of healthcare regulationsGood interpersonal, teamwork, problem solving skillsData entry and computer operation skills, and critical judgment skills.An Associate's degree in Applied Arts and Sciences is required. A newly graduated Medical Laboratory Technician may be hired with the requirement that if they do not pass an accredited Registry Exam for Medical Laboratory Technician within 6 months of hire, their employ

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