Medical Laboratory Technician- Torrance
Company: City of Hope
Location: Huntington Beach
Posted on: January 12, 2022
About City of Hope
City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and
educational institution with over 6000 employees, is dedicated to
the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening
diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered
Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of
Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and
advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and
scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute
designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the
National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation's
leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of
care for cancer treatment.
Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) performs under the direction of
an onsite Laboratory Director and a Laboratory Supervisor. The MLT
must apply practical and theoretical knowledge to accurately
perform and evaluate waived, and moderate complexity laboratory
procedures in an efficient manner. Demonstrates behavioral skills
that contribute to a productive work environment and provides
excellent customer service. Performs all procedures and other tests
in the laboratory as delegated and as qualified under the Clinical
Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) 1988, and the California
Department of Public Health, Laboratory Field Services
Key Responsibilities include:
Uses comprehensive knowledge of scientific theory and departmental
policies and procedures to perform waived and moderate complexity
testing and procedures.
* Understands and complies with policies and procedures to perform
* Recognizes, troubleshoots and resolves problems/adverse
situations utilizing analytical thinking skills.
* Observes best laboratory practices to ensure high quality of work
with consistent accuracy and precision to promote exceptional
patient care and outcomes.
* Adheres to proper safety procedures and precautions for chemical
and biological hazards in compliance with The Commission on Office
Laboratory Accreditation (COLA) requirements, California
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA), and City
of Hope Enterprise and Laboratory policies and procedures.
Participates as a productive member of the work team.
* Contributes to the productivity of the work team through
adaptability and flexibility to workload and schedule changes in a
way that promotes cooperation and minimizes disruption to the work
environment and complies with the organization and departmental
* Coordinates a simultaneous series of tests with complete accuracy
in a timely manner and demonstrates a low error rate. Handles the
normal workload in an organized and efficient manner and
prioritizes and multitasks to handle heavy workload as needed.
* Perform phlebotomy, as needed. Collection limited to venipuncture
and fingerstick collections. No arterial, line, or port collections
permitted under scope of practice.
Demonstrates, promotes, and assists with quality assurance
activities to ensure the highest quality outcomes.
* Performs and verifies valid waived and moderate complexity
testing through evaluation of assay/instrument parameters including
quality control, reagent performance, calibration, etc. before
reporting patient results.
* Properly operates and maintains instruments and equipment.
Meets the workflow functions of a busy clinical laboratory.
* Assesses the adequacy of samples prior to testing and follows
appropriate procedures for inadequate specimens, consulting with
the laboratory supervisor as necessary.
Basic education, experience and skills required for
* Associate degree or 60 semester or equivalent quarter units of
specified course work and 6 months of clinical training. Completion
of an accredited program for Medical Laboratory Technician.
* California Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) license
* Certified by the Board of Registry of the ASCP or equivalent
* 3 years' experience performing moderate complexity testing,
processing laboratory specimens, and performing phlebotomy.
City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is
proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a
qualified individual with disability.
* Posting Date: Sep 22, 2021
* Job Field: Allied Health
* Employee Status: Regular
* Shift: Day Job
Keywords: City of Hope, Huntington Beach , Medical Laboratory Technician- Torrance, Healthcare , Huntington Beach, California
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