Job Number 68886
Posted 12/30/2019
Account Northern Light AR Gould Hospital
Department Lab - Chemistry ARG
Location |ME| AR Gould Hospital, ME 04769
Schedule Regular Full-time
Shift Variable
Hours variable
Job Details
GENERALDESCRIPTION/STATEMENT: The Laboratory Technologist willperform various lab procedures related to the collection and testing of patientspecimens, and will perform procedures related to equipment maintenance. Job functions are generally performed withinthe laboratory and on patient care units.Other duties related to department functions are performed asassigned. This position requiresperformance of OSHA Category-I tasks.


1. Collect and/or receive specimens frompatients.

2. Prepare specimens for analysis.

3. Analyze specimens and report results; enterorders and results into the computer.

4. Perform and troubleshoot quality controlprocedures.

5. Perform preventive maintenance andtroubleshoot problems as appropriate.

6. Assist with instruction of students and newemployees.

7. Develop and implement new procedures asassigned.

8. Investigate procedural problems to determinecause, and resolve problems as qualified.

9. Assist physicians with interpretation oftest results as qualified.

10. Perform tasks and responsibilities relatedto department functions as assigned (including but not limited to: departmentand hospital committees; safety program; continuing education; staffingschedule; information systems; regulatory compliance; point-of-care program;liaison with other department(s); quality/performance improvement program;policy & procedure manual maintenance; timecard & payroll records;cross-coverage of other department positions).



Baccalaureate degree in a laboratory scienceor medical technology from an accredited institution, and certified by theBoard of Registry of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) orthe National Certification Agency for Medical Laboratory Personnel (NCA) orequivalent, as a Medical Technologist (MT) or Clinical Laboratory Scientist(CLS) or be eligible to take the registry exam and successfully obtaincertification within two years of hire date; or,

Associate degree in a laboratory science ormedical laboratory technology from an accredited institution, and certified bythe Board of Registry of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP)or the National Certification Agency for Medical Laboratory Personnel (NCA) orequivalent, as a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) or Clinical LaboratoryTechnician (CLT) or be eligible to take the registry exam and successfullyobtain certification within two years of hire date; or,

High school diploma and previously qualifiedas a technologist under 42 CFR 493.1433 published March 14, 1990, and certifiedby HHS (HEW) as a Clinical Laboratory Technician (CLT).

BLS is required within the first week ofemployment. Employees must maintain CPR certification throughout employmentwhen in a clinical position.

De-escalationand workplace violence training will be completed at hire prior to release fromorientation


1. Normally8-hour shifts, which may be day, evenings, or night. Shift assignment may be on a rotational orfixed basis, and may included weekends and holidays. Periodicovertime may be required.

2. Periodic callback may be required on both standardand non-standard shifts to meet patient needs.


1. Related experience preferred but not required

2. Experiencewith computers preferred but not required

3. Must complete a structured training program,with experience, at A.R. Gould Hospital or elsewhere

4. Must undergo orientation/training period


1. Sitting. 1-3 hours/day.

2. Standing. 4-7 hours/day.

3. Walking. 4-7 hours/day

4. Lifting. 25-50lbs with good body mechanics.

5. Twisting. Moderate, 130-480 or greater twists/day.

6. Bending. 130-480 bends hours/day.

7. Squatting/Kneeling. 0-1 hours/day.

8. Endurance. Light energy requirements.

9. Wrist Position. Moderate deviation.

10. Pinching. Frequent, 500 pinches per day.

11. Hand/Wrist Repetitions. 500/day or more.

12. Manual Dexterity. Frequent fine motor skills required.

13. Either Handedness. 70%- 100% of job cycle time.

14. Both Handedness. 70%-100% of job cycle time.

15. Sight.Requires corrected 20/20 near vision and minimal far vision. Andrequires both red/green and blue/violet color discrimination.

16. Hearing.Can hear whispered voice at eight (8) feet (FAA class II).

17. Speech.Frequent clear speaking ability required.

18. Exposure to Infection. High.


1. High/Low Temperature. Work environment 70 - 80?F.

2. Noise.Slight, occasionally fairly loud sounds.

3. WorkingwithOthers. Close association is frequent and compromisesa major portion of the job.

4. ConfinedSpacesorCrampedBodyPositions.Work in cramped positions/confined spaces (2-10 hours per week).

5. BodyInjuries. Slight likelihood of significant traumaticinjury - deep cuts, fractures or permanent disabling injuries. Moderate likelihood of needlestick injury.

6. MovingObjects. Slight likelihood of significant injury frommoving objects.

7. ToxicConditions. Slight likelihood of exposure to toxic conditions.

8. WorkingwithOthers. Great, association is frequent and comprisesa major portion of the job.

9. RoleAmbiguity. Slight, rarely is it not clear what othersexpect of the worker.


1. Problem-Solving Skills. Frequent problem-solving skills required.

2. Judgment/Assessment.Continuously assesses situations and determines corrective actions needed.

3. Supervision.Supervises zero individuals and must perform functions involved with supervi­sionof employees in the particular department.

4. Reading/Comprehension.Must be able to read and comprehend greater than Grade 10 level ofinstructions.

5. Math/Arithmetic.Must be able to add, subtract, multiply, divide, perform fractions, andcalculate percentages.


1. ComposureUnderWorkingConditions(including demanding, and/or rude, resi­dents/staff/visitors). Must remain calm and exercise self-control inworking relation­ships with patients, staff, and visitors.

2. CopingSkillsforStressesAssociatedwithIllness,Disability,Dyingand/orDeath. Works directly with persons who are or maybecome ill, disabled, or dying on a regular basis; may be present at the deathbed and have to care for the body of the deceased; must possess skills to copewith stresses associated with illness, disability, dying, and death.


1. Willingness to work cooperatively isnecessary.

2. Strong public relations and customersatisfaction motivation.

3. Present a neat appearance and professionalimage

4. Good judgment, discretion, tact, courtesy,and etiquette

5. Professional, ethical, mature, and caringmanner and attitude

6.Goodcommunication skills, and ability to work with people

7. Ability to maintain confidentiality ofinformation

Equal Opportunity Employment
We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.

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