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City of Hope

Medical Laboratory Technician- Glendale

Glendale, CA

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 philosophy.

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.

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Position Summary

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 (CDPH-LFS).

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 responsibilities.
  • 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 attendance policies.
  • 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 consideration:

Minimum Education:
  • 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.
Req. Certification/Licensure:
  • California Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) license required.
Pref. Certification/Licensure:
  • Certified by the Board of Registry of the ASCP or equivalent preferred.
Preferred Experience:
  • 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

Job ID: CityOfHope-10010857-1
Employment Type: Other