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Registered Medical Technologist II -70223

Company: OHSU Health Hillsboro Medical Center
Location: Hillsboro
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Position Summary 

The Medical Technologist II/Medical Laboratory Scientist performs a variety of routine and complex tests at a professional level and provides data used in the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of human illnesses and diseases in one or more sections of the laboratory. This position is for an experienced microbiology technologist performing highly complex culture workups/identification. Participates in the solution of technical problems requiring a great degree of independent judgment and critical thinking, assists in the development of testing, monitors quality control, participates in training, and fulfills charge technologist duties in absence of laboratory management. Schedule for this position will include every other weekend coverage along with weekday coverage.



Performed majority of the time:

·         Performs and evaluates quality control testing following departmental policies and procedures

·         Participates in training of new staff in general laboratory practice and in primary area of expertise

·         Participates in competency oversite of staff in primary area of expertise

·         Completes competency testing through proficiency surveys from the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and/or Q.C. performance, including peer observation of technique annually in all scheduled areas.

·         Responsible for keeping up-to-date on policy and procedure changes for work area.  Provides input/directly reviews and updates new procedures for final review by Medical and Lab Directors.

·         Maintains work center.  Keeps area clean and well stocked.  Prepares or replaces reagents as required.  Includes receipt, log-in and stocking of supplies.

·         Prioritizes and evaluates results prior to verification.  This includes, but is not limited to, assessment of critical limits, delta checks, linearity of method being used, and believability of results.  Follow up with documentation when necessary.

·         Communicates with physician or nurse to inform them of results that require immediate or prompt attention.  Follows up with the pathologist in a timely fashion.

·         When functioning as a lead technologist:

o   Addresses any problem or question as needed by staff, or contacts laboratory management if needed (see department phone list).

o   Documents any and all issues/problems for laboratory management.

o   Resolves scheduling issues for absenteeism.

Performed occasionally but critical to successful performance of the job:

·         Participates in peer review, responding in a fair and honest manner, both as the reviewer and as the reviewed.

·         Maintains competency in each area where they perform testing and participates in proficiency testing whenever possible.

·         Troubleshoots instrumentation problems in order to regain use of instrument ASAP.

·         Logs specimens into the LIS system when necessary, evaluates specimen for acceptability and resolves problems associated with unacceptable or improperly labeled specimens.

Decision making and budget responsibilities:

·         Impact limited to the employee.




·         Bachelor’s in medical technology, clinical laboratory, chemical, physical, or biological science. If Bachelor’s degree is not in science disciplines above, must have at least two (2) years of laboratory training or experience, or both, in high complexity testing in lieu of.

·         A copy of your highest science-related academic diploma or transcript required upon hire.





·         Previous five (5) years hospital experience as a Medical Technologist/Medical Laboratory Scientist.

·         Microbiology bench competencies required, must have recent three (3) years clinical Microbiology experience as a Medical Technologist/Medical Laboratory Scientist.

·         Must be cross-trained and maintaining competency as a:

o   Generalist with Microbiology and/or Blood Bank competencies maintained to cover as needed in those areas of Laboratory; or

o   Specialist in Microbiology and/or Blood Bank; or

o   Lead Technologist responsible for department operation in Hematology, Microbiology, Blood Bank, Chemistry sections of core Laboratory.



Licenses, Certifications and/or Registrations:


·         Certification of Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) by ASCP Board of Certification (BOC) or nationally recognized equivalent certification as approved by Laboratory Administration prior to offer of employment.

·         Able to meet CLIA standards for high complexity testing. 

·         For those Medical Technologists who obtained initial ASCP certification after January 1, 2004, participation in the ASCP Board of Certification (BOC) Certification Maintenance Program (CMP) is required (3 year renewal).  Those Medical Technologists certified before January 1, 2004 must be active and are certified for lifetime.



Job Related Skills, Abilities and Behaviors:


·         Must be flexible and willing to support staffing of the Laboratory in order to meet patient care needs.

·         Possesses knowledge and skills through experience and/or training to be able to provide care appropriate to the age of patients served in this job.

·         Uses effective communication skills.

·         Personal appearance makes a good first impression.

·         Looks for ways to improve customer service.

·         Keeps abreast of new computer functions, computer usage and changes having to do with computers and printers as relates to work.


·         Bilingual skills a plus.

OHSU Health Hillsboro Medical Center, formerly Tuality Healthcare has always been committed to our community. It's a part of how we care for each other, and part of what makes this place different.


We had a humble start in 1918 when an enterprising woman named Minnie Jones Coy started a small six-bed hospital in her Hillsboro home. She brought together independent physicians under one roof to treat the sick and provide a safe place for mothers to give birth. A century after Minnie made her commitment to the people of Hillsboro, her vision continues as we provide world-class health care to patients.


As part of our affiliation with OHSU Health, we’ve changed our name to Hillsboro Medical Center. This new moniker reflects our expanded services and clinic locations that provide patients living in Hillsboro and western Washington County greater access to primary and specialty care.

Hillsboro Medical Center believes in providing equal employment opportunities for all qualified individuals. Recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, working conditions, training, and compensation will be based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, creed, national origin, marital status, family relationship, veteran status, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. We further commit ourselves to continuing the practical application of this policy in our daily business conduct.

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