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Baystate Health Medical Lab Tech I - Full time / 1st Shift in Springfield, Massachusetts

Summary:

Possesses and utilizes basic technical knowledge and skill regarding principles and techniques of laboratory medicine as well as instrumentation. Position requires excellent verbal communication, significant computer skills and ability to interface with a broad spectrum of health care professionals in a collaborative manner.

Job Responsibilities:

1) Verifies appropriateness of specimens, accurately labels and identifies specimens. Alerts appropriate health care provider(s) regarding critical results.

2) Carries out analytical procedures utilizing manual or automated methods, following written protocols. Verifies validity of results prior to reporting by observing established quality control criteria prior to reporting. Produces results that meet established departmental standards for accuracy and precision with minimal repetition or problems.

3) Performs assays and reports results within established Turnaround Times. Learning to prioritize work and maintain acceptable level of productivity. Communicates regarding issues that may affect quality of results and/or Turnaround Time.

4) Learning to perform basic trouble shooting of instrumentation, referring issues to department lead or supervisor as necessary.

5) Demonstrates excellent communication, teamwork and customer service skills. Records of work performed, quality control and documentation of issues are thorough and complete, consistent with all departmental requirements and those of regulatory agencies. Courteous and helpful in all interactions with patients, visitors, co-workers and health care providers.

6) Maintains awareness of and follows all corporate and BH Pathology compliance policies and procedures.

7) Observes and promotes the BH organizational standards of behavior.

Required Work Experience:

1) Individual is expected to achieve certification within one year of eligibility to maintain employment in current position

2) Must be MLT certification eligible

Preferred Work Experience:

1) None Listed

Skills and Competencies:

1) Laboratory skills acquired during clinical rotations and through experience

You Belong At Baystate

At Baystate Health we know that treating one another with dignity and equity is what elevates respect for our patients and staff. It makes us not just an organization, but also a community where you belong. It is how we advance the care and enhance the lives of all people.

DIVERSE TEAMS. DIVERSE PATIENTS. DIVERSE LOCATIONS.

Education:

Associate of Arts: Clinical Laboratory Science (Required)

Certifications:

Medical Laboratory Technician - American Society for Clinical Pathology

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Ab out Baystate Health

Baystate Health (BH) is one of New England’s leading and largest integrated health care organizations, serving a population of nearly one million people throughout western New England. With roots dating back to the founding of Springfield City Hospital in 1873, Baystate Health has been providing high-quality and compassionate health care in western Massachusetts for more than 145 years. With more than 12,000 employees, a medical staff of nearly 3,100 physicians, and a net patient service revenue of more than $1.4 billion, the ever-growing health system includes five Massachusetts hospitals and the Baystate Mary Lane Outpatient Center in Ware:

  • Baystate Medical Center in Springfield

  • Baystate Children’s Hospital (located at Baystate Medical Center)

  • Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield

  • Baystate Wing Hospital in Palmer

  • Baystate Noble Hospital in Westfield

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