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Beth Israel Lahey Health Medical Technologist, Generalist, 40hr - Evenings in Woburn, Massachusetts

Job Type: Regular

Time Type: Full time

Work Shift: Evening (United States of America)

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

Contributes to the Hospital’s mission to care, to heal, and to excel in service to our community by performing various clinical laboratory tests as requested in physician orders. This clinical professional position impacts patient care by performing accurate tests as prescribed by the physician in a timely manner so clinicians receive accurate result expeditiously enabling them to provide the best possible care.

Job Description:


Consistent with the PROMISE principles and inherent in a hospital environment, employees must be flexible in meeting patients’ and the Hospital’s needs. While the list below describes the primary functions of this job, all employees at Winchester Hospital need to recognize that an essential element of their job is the ability to respond to unanticipated and/or changing situations. This may result in assuming responsibilities or tasks which are not on this list.

As part of the Laboratory team, this position:

  • Prepares specimen depending on lab order

  • Performs tests using both/either manual methods or automated instrumentation which require fine motor coordination and manual dexterity. Ensures specimen integrity throughout the process.

  • Performs quality control checks and equipment maintenance, adhering to high quality standards.

  • Responds to supply and equipment issues timely to ensure optimum operations and equipment quality and long-term equipment maintenance and life.

  • Reviews and inputs quality control and patient results into the electronic medical records system in a timely manner so clinicians and patients get their results as quickly a possible. Expedites results to clinicians for stat and critical results.

  • Performs necessary calibrations on new and expired lots of reagents

  • Troubleshoot test anomalies and system problems in a logical manner to ensure accurate tests.

  • Maintains a clean and safe work environment presenting a professional impression of facilities and fostering our culture of safety.

  • Maintain documentation, reports and quality checks to ensure the laboratory is in compliance with regulatory agencies, accreditation and Hospital policies and procedures.

  • Runs report to verify optimal operational performance.

  • Takes status and result requests and other questions from patients and clinicians in a timely and professional manner.

  • Provides clinical guidance and training to hospital clinicians and physicians on Laboratory policies and procedures.

  • Reviews supplies inventory, communicates supply needs and rotates supplies when new stocking is received.

  • In the absence of the Section Supervisor and Lead Techs, may be the technologist in charge of the shift, resolving operational and clinical issues in a timely manner. Addresses immediate performance concerns and communicates issues to the Section Supervisor as appropriate.


  • Each lab sections perform a variety of tests using different technologies and techniques.


Education :

  • Required: Bachelor’s degree in a science field required or grandfathered qualifications.

Grandfathered Qualifications (A or B):

A. 2-year science degree and evidence of working experience in a clinical setting prior to 1980.

B. MLT Certification (HEW or military) acquired prior to 1980


  • Required: Medical Technologist registry eligible

  • Preferred: Medical Technologist registered (ASCP or applicable)

As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more ( about this requirement.

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