Lab Technician

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Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 171537-1A
Date Posted: Nov 4, 2021
Category: Clinical Technician

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Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a world-renowned tertiary medical center known for its innovative technology, pioneering medical treatment and leading-edge research. A teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, the hospital provides quality health care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty, from primary care to cancer diagnosis and treatment to kidney and liver transplantation. It is a national leader in a number of health care areas, including stroke, weight management and lung screenings, among many others. Lahey also helps to advance medicine through research and the education of tomorrow's health care leaders.

About the Job

Position Summary:  Under the general supervision of the Laboratory Manager and/or Team Leader processes specimens, routes specimens to the appropriate laboratory for analysis, differentiates approximately 1000 tests currently on file, and is familiar with the patient and specimen requirements for these tests.  He/she responds to telephone inquires from laboratory personnel, physicians, or other interested parties and resolves a variety of routine problems.  The specimen processor accepts specimens delivered by patients and verifies proper collection and identification.  Performs computer data entry by ordering or resulting tests, reviewing patient information, and receiving specimens.  Performs some clinical assays (urinalysis and blood gases) and the associated supporting work for use in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.  Special assignments may include training of new employees.  Coverage includes rotating weekends and holidays.  Phlebotomy is required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:  Baccalaureate degree with a concentration in science OR an Associate degree including laboratory internship at an institution certified by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

 Licensure, Certification, Registration:  Required with Associates degree, must be eligible for certification by American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Board of Registry or by American Medical Technologists (AMT) for Medical Laboratory personnel.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities: 

  • Analytic ability to perform moderately complex tests, interpret findings, perform calculations, calibrate & troubleshoot instruments used.
  • Ability to identify and evaluate clinical testing problems and to effect corrective action procedures and modifications.
  • Manual dexterity and acuity necessary to prepare specimens, screen specimens, prepare solutions, and operate instrumentation and a computer.
  • Ability to concentrate for long periods of time, utilize good judgment, work accurately under pressure and handle stress to met deadlines.
  • Interpersonal verbal and written English language skills sufficient to exchange information with physicians and other colleagues.
  • Work requires the ability to perform venipuncture techniques.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.

 Experience:  Preferred but not required.

About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is dedicated to improving health and wellness and making a difference in the lives of our patients, their families and all members of the communities we serve.  Formed in March 2019, Beth Israel Lahey Health is a patient-centered, integrated care delivery system providing a continuum of services spanning academic, tertiary and community hospitals, dedicated orthopedic and psychiatric hospitals, primary and specialty care, community acute care, ambulatory care, behavioral services and home health.  Beth Israel Lahey Health Performance Network is a unified joint contracting and population health management organization, jointly governed by participating physicians and hospitals.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.