Medical Lab Technician II

  • Oregon Health Authority
  • Salem, OR
  • Jan 31, 2023
Full time Government

Job Description


Medical Lab Technician II

Oregon State Hospital, Salem, OR

Salary Range:

$3,398 - $5,148 monthly

Application Deadline 03/01/2023


Are you interested in supporting patient recovery? Want to work with a great team of medical professionals for an organization that truly believes in a healthier Oregon?

What you will do!
The Medical Laboratory Technician provides technical support to professional clinical staff by performing routine/standardized laboratory tests for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease as well as performing pre- and post-analytical functions to support testing.  Employees in this series may assist in more complex testing procedures in a specialized area. Employees determine the accuracy of patient information, as well as test results, but are not responsible for interpreting test results.

What's in it for you?

We offer a workplace that balances productivity with enjoyment; promote an atmosphere of mutual respect, dedication, and enthusiasm. We offer full medical, vision and dental with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and ten paid holidays per year plus pension and retirement plans


This is a full-time, permanent, Clinical Laboratory Scientist, SEIU represented position.



Minimum Qualifications:

A Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Biology, or Microbiology; OR

An Associate’s degree or at least 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of academic credit from a regionally accredited college/university, including six semester hours of chemistry and six semester hours of biology; AND

One year of Medical Laboratory Technician 1 level experience preparing reagents, testing media and stains, performing standardized laboratory tests, examinations, and occasionally assisting in more complex, specialized testing procedures; AND Successful completion of a National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) or Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) accredited Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) program within the last five years; OR

Clinical Laboratory Assistant, American Society for Clinical Pathology, CLA (ASCP) certification; OR

Successful completion of a 50-week U.S. military medical laboratory training course; OR

Three years of full-time acceptable clinical laboratory experience in Blood Banking, Chemistry, Hematology, Microbiology, Immunology and Urinalysis/Body Fluids in an accredited laboratory within the last ten years.

NOTE:  Must have current Medical Laboratory Technician certification.  Transcripts with qualifying courses highlighted must be submitted for all required and/or related courses.

Knowledge and Skills:

Knowledge of medical laboratory terminology, equipment, materials, and techniques.

Knowledge of chemistry, biology, physiology, and mathematics.

Knowledge of reagent stability and storage.

Knowledge of the techniques required for general laboratory safety and the proper handling of hazardous materials.

Knowledge of factors that influence test results.

Knowledge of aseptic techniques.

Skill in the proper care, handling, and collection of laboratory specimens, including patient preparation, if applicable.

Skill in labeling, handling, preservation or fixation, processing or preparation, transportation, and storage of specimens.

Skill in interpreting all standard laboratory procedures.

Skill in performing each test method and proper instrument use.

Skill in performing preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, and calibration procedures related to each test performed.

Skill in implementing the quality control policies and procedures of the laboratory.

Skill to assess and verify the validity of patient test results through the evaluation of quality control sample values prior to reporting patient test results.

Skill in preparing clear and accurate records.

Skill in preparing laboratory reagents, solutions, and media used in testing.

Skill in oral and written communications.

Skill in packaging and shipping of infectious agents.

Knowledge of standard clinical laboratory testing procedures.

Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of various standard laboratory instruments and equipment.

Skill in performing a variety of standard laboratory tests.

Skill in reading and following scientific laboratory methods and procedures.

Skill in calibrating and maintaining standard laboratory equipment.

Skill in oral communications to provide and obtain information.

Skill in preparing appropriate reagents and controls.

The Oregon Health Authority is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to work force diversity and anti-racism.




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