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Medical Technologist (MT) or Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT), Astoria, OR

Organization: Columbia Memorial Hospital
Category: Professional
Location: Astoria, OR
Date Job Posted: May 15, 2023
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Medical Technologist (MT) or Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) - $8,000 Sign-On Bonus*

Columbia Memorial Hospital (Astoria, OR) · Laboratory
Astoria, OR
Clinical / ProfessionalFull Time, Nights, Shift Length: 10
Req # 2021436

*$8,000 sign-on bonus for applicants who have zero seniority at CMH and who meet all other conditions for payment**

**To receive sign-on bonus, applicant must sign an offer letter by September 30, 2023, and begin working within three weeks of that acceptance. Full details of payment conditions can be obtained from Human Resources.


Under the general supervision of the Laboratory Manager, the Medical Lab Technologist or Medical Laboratory Technician performs a variety of laboratory tests in accordance with hospital policies and procedures; provides for operation, care, and maintenance of scientific equipment; collects specimens from patients ranging in age from neonate to geriatric, and is responsible for the accuracy and timeliness of such duties and procedures.

Job Requirements

Knowledge of /Skill/Ability to: Expected to maintain full confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA guidelines. Strong written, oral and organization skills required. Attention to detail is required. Experience with blood collection technique on all age groups. Must be able to perform high complex testing. Must have working knowledge of pre-analytical, analytical, as well as post analytical testing variables and how to identify problems that may adversely affect test performance thus working toward achieving the highest standard for clinical laboratory testing. Computer skills, excellent customer service, and being an ongoing liaison between clients and providers. Knowledge in laboratory compliance and Medical Necessity. Must be able to multitask under stressful situations. Under the supervision of the Medical Technologist, must be able to address questions from clients and providers.

License/Certification: MLT certification by ASCP or equivalent (AMT is acceptable), must be obtained within six months of hire if new graduate.

Education and/or Experience: Associate Degree/Bachelor Degree in appropriate field. No previous experience is required in addition to clinical training, however at least 1-year experience is desired.

Physical Demands and Work Environment Conditions / ADA Compliance

Standing and/or walking about most of the shift; lifts, carries, pushes, pulls, etc. light weight (under 50 lbs) equipment, materials and supplies for less than half the shift; may occasionally work in a strained or difficult position. There is some exposure to hazards that might cause relatively serious injury or illness if proper safety precautions are not taken in dealing with patient specimens, acids, and diseased tissue.

About Us

Columbia Memorial Hospital (CMH) is located in the beautiful and historic town of Astoria, Oregon, where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. At CMH, we are committed to providing person-centered care to our patients and Caregivers. We are a full-service, 25-bed, critical access, not-for-profit, Level IV trauma, Planetree Certified, hospital which includes a robust Medical Group.

As a Planetree Hospital, CMH has developed dynamic and focused efforts to involve the perspective of patients, family members and staff to increase person-centered care throughout our organization. We value compassionate, courteous and respectful interactions, patient and family involvement in care planning to include the patient’s goals and preferences, healing design of spaces, community health and a strategic plan that emphasizes person-centered care for the patient and caregiver alike.

Astoria and the Pacific Northwest has something for everyone to enjoy including living history, outdoor adventures, culinary experiences, beautiful scenery and so much more. To learn more about CMH and our amazing location, please visit:

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