Interpath Laboratory is the largest independent lab in the Northwest, and has one of the highest levels of automation in the country. In addition to testing for COVID-19, lab specimens grew by 30% in 2020; so we have some hiring to do!
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Ensure accurate and timely testing of collected specimens.
Perform the full range of laboratory tests provided by Interpath Laboratory in the scope of Microbiology
Ensure accurate and timely testing of collected specimens using a microscope to evaluate cells and bacteria shape, size and color.
Must be able to identify colorimetric redactions and color differences in crystals.
Operate complex automated laboratory equipment, electronic equipment, computer software, and precision instruments.
Evaluate test results and recognize abnormal values in specific population groups.
Report laboratory findings to pathologist and other healthcare providers.
Develop and modify procedures as needed.
Establish and monitor programs, to ensure the accuracy of tests.
Participate in all aspects of proficiency testing.
Understand and adhere to HIPAA policies, procedures and regulations to assure patient confidentiality.
Administrative duties including excellent customer service to all patients, clients and employees.
Candidate must comply with all state, local and federal rules, guidelines and requirements with respect to safety and health. This includes, but is not limited to any mandates with respect to the COVID-19 virus, such as PPE, testing, or vaccination rules, absent a legally recognized need for accommodation. Such accommodation requests should be promptly submitted to HR and will be reviewed and approved based on the circumstances presented
MLT: Associates degree in a certified MLT program
MT, MLS, CLS: Bachelors degree in a certified Medical Laboratory Science Program
Preferred Education: In addition to above, course work / a focus in microbiology
Experience: 2+ years working in a microbiology specific role / department
Licensure/Certification: ASCP, AMT, NCA or equivalent
Interpath Laboratory, Inc. is a family owned & operated, clinical and anatomic pathology laboratory company with over 90 locations in Oregon, Washington and Idaho. We are the Northwest's leading, innovative laboratory dedicated to providing, rapid, reliable, and economical laboratory testing services and have been doing so since 1967. We understand the vital importance of a gratifying work environment and place an emphasis on relationships, teamwork, and positive attitudes which cultivates our engaging and vibrant culture. We truly value each other and are very proud of the work family that we have built.
Some of the industry's most competitive wages, especially for new grads
A robust benefits package (health, dental, vision, 401K, etc)
Internal Leadership Programs designed to grow our leaders from within
An in-house software development team for continual innovation and process improvement in our automated systems
Impressive, cutting edge, equipment
Come join our devoted team of professionals and work in a lab environment nearly unparrelled in technology and vibe!
General Physical Requirements:
This position performs tasks that involve exposure to blood, body fluids and/or tissues. All employees performing these duties are offered the opportunity to receive the Hepatitis-B vaccination series.
Must be able to distinguish color and pass vision acuity test in compliance with CAP regulations
Regularly exposed to infection by handling potentially infectious samples.
Typically Stands for extended period of times
Lift up to 25 pounds.
Mobility to climb stairs on a regular basis.
Wearing appropriate protective gear: Lab coat, gloves, goggles, and face shield.
Equal Opportunity Statement:
Interpath Laboratory is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.