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Astria Health Medical Lab Technologist - Microbiology in Sunnyside, Washington

The Astria Health system, headquartered in the heart of the state of Washington’s wine country in the beautiful Yakima Valley, is the largest non-profit healthcare system based in Eastern Washington. Astria Health is the parent non-profit organization of Astria Sunnyside Hospital and Astria Toppenish Hospital and delivers care throughout the Valley through its Astria Health Hospitals and its Astria Ambulatory Care model focused on delivering the highest level of ambulatory and outpatient care in convenient locations in both the Lower and Upper Yakima Valley. Astria Ambulatory Care is designed to meet the changing lifestyles and diverse needs of those living and working throughout the region.

Committed to investing in a continuum of care for the people who live and work throughout Eastern Washington, Astria Health's goal is to build sustainable, locally-based, healthcare organizations that improve health for those we serve.

Perform all laboratory test, analyses, and procedures in a prompt, accurate, and reliable manner according to established hospital and departmental policies and procedures.

Experience:

  • Six months experience in a hospital-based lab preferred.

Education:

  • Associate’s degree or Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology, Biology, Chemistry or related science, or have passed the HEW exam to qualify for Medical Technologist.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Knowledge of testing principles related to routine testing. Ability to work independently and multitask. Knowledge of specimen handling, collection techniques, and general lab workflow. Basic computer skills.

Licenses/Registrations/Certifications:

  • National certification from ASCP, AMT, NCA.

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements:

The work requires regular and recurring physical exertion such as standing or walking for prolonged periods of time; frequent bending, reaching, stooping, kneeling, squatting, crouching, and stretching. The employee must exert 10-20 pounds of force constantly to move objects and must frequently lift and/or move objects up to 40 pounds. Requires frequent repetitive hand/wrist motions and finger manipulation. Requires normal/corrected vision and hearing to normal range.

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