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Virginia Mason Memorial ASCP Medical Technologist in Yakima, Washington

All staff members at Yakima Valley Memorial must be in compliance with the Vaccination Policy, which includes the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) vaccine, by their first day of employment.

ROLE SUMMARY The Medical Technologist performs standard routine, complex, automated and manual laboratory techniques on all age groups without direct supervision; may perform blood collection using age specific techniques. Consider the priority and urgency of test results (STAT, ASAP, Panic Values, etc.) and report those results within the established time frame and with documentation. Maintains confidentiality of patient information. Take part in proficiency sample testing, when appropriate. Performs, evaluates, and records quality control and institutes corrective action as appropriate. Ensures proper functioning of laboratory equipment by performing calibrations, preventative and corrective maintenance, and troubleshooting basic instrument malfunctions. Assist with the teaching of CLS students and new employees. Interacts with other healthcare workers to solve problems and interpret patient lab results. Maintain competencies in areas worked. Supports and participates in Q Plus (or other performance improvement) activities. This position is to support Point of Care testing at the hospital and the outpatient clinics.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS Education: High School diploma or GED equivalent required. Bachelor’s degree that meets CLIA requirements for testing personnel preferred. Minimum of 10 years hospital Medical Technologist Medical Lab Technologist experience may substituted for Bachelor’s degree. Experience: Recent hospital laboratory experience preferred. Licenses/Certificates/Registration: Registered Medical Technologist (ASCP) preferred (eligible and having passed within six months of completing an accredited medical technology program) or equivalent. Washington State (DOH) Medical Assistant - Phlebotomist license required if employee collects blood.

ABOUT US:

Yakima Valley Memorial (YVM) is a 256-bed acute-care, not-for-profit community hospital that has served Central Washington's Yakima Valley for 70 years. YVM also includes a multispecialty team of more than 300 physicians and 20+ primary care and specialty care locations. Specialty care services include cardiac care, a continuum of cancer care, hospice care, and advanced services for children with special health care needs.

We offer a comprehensive benefit plan including medical, dental, and vision coverage; plus we have a generous 401K plan (with an employer contribution!), competitive compensation, and a diverse workforce that is passionate about patient care. At YVM, we know the best care is provided by employees who are well-supported.

As the region's leading health care provider and Yakima's largest employer, we believe that by inspiring people to thrive, we can transform lives. Our vision at YVM is creating healthy communities one person at a time. With such an important goal, we work together to demonstrate our values of Respect, Accountability, Teamwork, Stewardship, and Innovation for everyone who walks through our doors, patients and coworkers alike. We would love to hear from you!

“Yakima Valley Memorial provides reasonable accommodations to assist qualified individuals in order to perform the essential duties/requirements their job requires. The description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements and serves as merely a summary rather than a complete listing of duties. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities, and working conditions may change as needs evolve. This job description does not constitute a contract as employment is at will.”

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