Medical Laboratory Technician - Per Diem, Evenings, Clinical Laboratory

Clinical Support
Southern California Region
30513 Requisition #

Adventist Health is more than an award-winning health system. We provide whole-person care to our communities and champion the greater good - from the operating room to the boardroom, we are driven by our unique passion to live God's love through health, wholeness and hope. From Oregon to Oahu, we have a calling to always do more. Now is your chance to apply your passion to our mission.


We're looking for someone to join our team as a Medical Laboratory Technician who:

Maintains responsibility for specimen processing, test performance, test result reporting, clerical and patient care support services with a high level of accuracy, precision and timeliness while ensuring compliance with departmental and regulatory agency standards. Is responsible for working in two or more laboratory sections, including processing, phlebotomy, and microbiology setups depending upon laboratory needs. Works under the supervision of a Laboratory Supervisor, and in their absence, a Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS). Examines and interprets test results to identify abnormals including blood bank, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, serology, toxicology and urinalysis.


Essential Functions:

  • Prepares sterile media in plates, jars or test tubes for use in growing bacterial cultures; incubates culture for specific times at prescribed temperatures. Prepares solutions, reagents and stains, following standard laboratory formulas and procedures. Demonstrates a working knowledge of the specific policies and procedures that relate to the duties of an Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT) by consistently operating within the context of these requirements. Performs only those technical duties for which training and orientation has been documented and approval granted (initially and ongoing).
  • Maintains detailed records of tests performed and report laboratory test results to appropriate personnel; recognize Quality Control shifts and trends and take appropriate action whenever necessary. Demonstrates the ability to respond to questions concerning age/sex specific expected, therapeutic, abnormal and critical values for departments worked. Follows the critical value policy, notifying the appropriate personnel/medical doctor (MD) timely with required documentation including read back of results. Generates patient reports, including those that are archived, using both the report generation and print screen functions.
  • Calibrates and performs routine maintenance on test equipment. Cleans and sterilizes laboratory equipment, glassware and instruments. Maintains laboratory supply of chemicals glassware. Performs routine maintenance on equipment. Operates automated instrumentation and performs manual tests timely and accurately. Performs order entry procedures using the Laboratory Information System (LIS). Demonstrates an understanding of the HIS registration 'episodes' by accurately selecting the correct one or requests registration or re-registration if current registration is unavailable.
  • Performs quality control procedures and takes required actions to out of control situations. Documents results and remedial actions taken. Follows established schedules for qc testing. Performs repeats and dilutions appropriately and calculates final results performed on diluted values accurately. Performs result entry, collation and certification procedures accurately. Uses laboratory positive patient identification procedures to ensure the integrity of each specimen for pre-analytical, analytical and post analytical testing.
  • Prints worksheets, incomplete logs and other required logs/reports. Resolves these logs and communicates pertinent information to coworkers and/or incoming shift personnel. Processing incoming specimens (including microbiology, if required), collected and received, including labeling, centrifugation, separation, delivering specimens to the correct department and assisting other departments with testing as appropriate when time and circumstances permit. Receives incoming purchased reagents and supplies and documents date and time received.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


You'll be successful with the following qualifications:



  • Associate's Degree in medical laboratory technology: Required
  • Bachelor's Degree in medical technology or equivalent: Preferred


Work Experience: 

  • Two years Medical Technician experience in hospital setting: Preferred


Required Licenses/Certifications: 

  • Current state Medical Lab Technician license: Required
  • Current certification from American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP): Preferred

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