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MLS / MLT - Microbiologist, Pendleton (4533)

Interpath Laboratory
Pendleton, Oregon, US
Closing date
Sep 17, 2021

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Job Description:

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!

About Pendleton:

Small town living at its best, Pendleton, Oregon is the perfect Western community to call home. Known for its friendly neighbors, beautiful landscapes and abundant outdoor activities, Pendleton is an ideal place to either launch your MT career, or to create a new beginning. Check out this video about Pendleton:

The region offers the kind of lifestyle the Northwest is famous for, and is paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, and includes hiking, boating, cycling, white water rafting, hunting and fishing. You'll find affordable living, as well as an active art scene, museums, restaurants, brew pubs, golf courses, and a regional airport that offers daily commercial flights to Portland.

Job Responsibilities:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

Required Education:

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

About Us:

About Interpath:

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.

We Offer:

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:

OSHA Category

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:

EOE Disabled/Veteran

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.
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