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  • Lab Tech Trainee - Medical Lab Scientist

    Job Locations US-AK-Fairbanks
    Posted Date 2 months ago(9/11/2018 3:27 PM)
    Job ID
    Facility Name
    Fairbanks Memorial Hospital
    Position Type
    PA: Part Time
    New Grad
  • Overview


    The goal of the Lab Tech Trainee program is to prepare staff for a future career as a Histology Tech or a Med Lab Scientist.  The program requires a 2 year commitment. 


    While in the program, this position assists the technical laboratory staff. Responsible for the collection and receipt of biological specimens, proper entry into the computer system, preparation of samples for analytical testing, and/or distribution of these specimens to the proper analytical area. This includes responsibility for pre and post aspects of analytical testing. This position will also perform specified analytical testing as assigned. This position may perform duties associated with transfusion services. Other duties include answering phone calls, processing send out specimens, greeting and processing outpatients, and for ordering test in the computer system.


    About Fairbanks Memorial Hospital

    Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is a non-profit facility owned by the Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation. A Joint Commission-accredited facility with 152 licensed beds, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is the primary referral center for residents of Alaska's interior. We have a strong patient to nurse ratio, a culture of Shared Leadership, and are proud members of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. In addition to our exceptional clinical environment, our location offers incomparable lifestyle rewards away from work. In Fairbanks, small-town living, spectacular natural beauty and endless recreation combine to create a one-of-a-kind place to live, work and play.


    Position Available
    Part time

    20 hours per week

    Varied Shifts


     This program requires a 2 year commitment. 



    1. Assists Laboratory MLS/MLT/Histology Techs with workflow. Maintains laboratory equipment and instrumentation to include loading reagents and performance of quality control. Interacts with patients and other health care professionals, and responds to routine inquiries.
    2. Focuses on quality by assuring that all work performed is accurate and complete. Completes documents legibly and accurately per site protocol. Maintains familiarity with departmental procedures. Uses appropriate documentation to record communications. Processes information by compiling, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data. 
    3. Performs specimen collection and patient preparation, ensuring correct patient and specimen identification and specimen integrity by using appropriate techniques as required. Aliquots, labels, and processes specimens according to established departmental procedures and practices. Verifies patient demographics, insurance, and diagnostic test information, and accurately enters data into appropriate systems to ensure accurate documentation and billing.
    4. Maintains clean and safe work environment per regulations. Maintains and assists with inventory management and ordering of supplies. Recognizes and provides input towards process improvement opportunities.
    5. Performs other technical support functions as determined by the department. Trouble shoots routine problems within their area of responsibility. Performs a variety of clerical duties such as answering the telephone, scheduling appointments, maintaining records, or relaying a message to the appropriate personnel. 

    Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Collaborates with all members of the health care team to provide quality service to our customers.  Provides all customers of Foundation Health with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core behaviors each and every day.


    NOTE: The essential functions are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties. Specific tasks or responsibilities will be documented as outlined by the incumbent's immediate manager. 



    An Associate’s Degree in a healthcare or biologic related field, OR a High School Diploma and 2 years work experience in a healthcare, biologic or laboratory setting.


    Requires a 2 year commitment.  Must possess the intent to become a Med Lab Scientist or Histology Tech, as well a desire to grow their career within the organization.


    Must be able to communicate effectively in both oral and written formats.  Must be able to accurately read specimen labels and work with numbers to prevent mislabeling. Requires the ability to be attentive to details and to adhere to strict safety requirements for handling infectious agents.


    Must be able to work independently as well as in a team environment. Must be able to accommodate scheduling adjustments, off-shifts, holiday, and weekend work assignments.



    Associates or Baccalaureate degree (BA or BS) in clinically related biological science.


    Experience in a clinical laboratory setting.  Ability to utilize computer programs for reports and graphs.


    Additional related education and/or experience preferred.



    IP - Typical Indirect Patient Care Environment: (CSPD Instrument Technician, Lab Technician, Pharmacist)

    • Physical dexterity required to handle specimens.
    • Able to stand, walk, bend, squat, reach, and stretch frequently.
    • May be required to lift up to 75 pounds.
    • Must use standard precautions due to threat of exposure to blood and body fluids.
    • Needs ability to communicate effectively through reading, writing, and speaking in person or on telephone.
    • May require periodic to frequent use of personal computer.
    • Off-site travel may be required.


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