Lab Trainee

Job Number 69935
Posted 2/11/2020
Account Northern Light AR Gould Hospital
Department Lab - Chemistry ARG
Location |ME| AR Gould Hospital, ME 04769
Schedule Regular Full-time
Shift Day
Hours 0800-1630

A Lab Services Trainee I may be employed up to twelve (12) months, on a full time basis as they complete an approved program of study. Trainee positions are designed to "Earn while you Learn", in a formal program of study. The training is supported by AR Gould and applicants are required to sign an extra-ordinary training agreement as part ofthe position offer. Once the trainee successfully passes the education program and the appropriate licensure/ certification examination, they are expected to transition to a full time role in their area of study. Details and expectations are included in their letter of agreement/extra-ordinary training agreement. In addition to the essential duties for the course work, the training and /or competency evaluation is based upon the standard education curriculum and the essential duties of the position. (By way of example, Lab trainees must be able to meet the essential duties for Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT)).


1. Upon completion of the education program, meet the essential duties and responsibilities for the position sought.

2. Actively participate in classroom and clinical experiences, adhering to all program requirements in order to successfully complete the program.

3. Meet all program admission requirements prior to being offered a position.

4. Meet all program exit requirements, including requirements for the certified/licensed position sought.

5. Keep Clinical Instructor informed of the patient's status and changes as well as problems.

6. Comply with mandated hospital and departmental programs.

7. Accept responsibility for professional growth and development.

8. Demonstrate a commitment to the philosophy and objectives of AR Gould.

9. Work with the education and leadership team to assure a balance of work and educational responsibilities.


1. Perform other work-related duties, within their scope of practice, as assigned.


1.The schedule will be based on the educational program taken and may include weekend, holiday, day, evening, or night work. Generally, classroom and clinical work will occur on day shift.


1. No previous clinical experience is required for Lab Services Trainee I.

2. Must meet program admission/certification/licensure requirements (Must be enrolled in a program)

3. Will obtain active licensure or certification status within 60 days of completion ofthe program, unless otherwise specified in the agreement letter.

4. Must be able to read and write with proficiency to accomplish responsibilities.

5. Must attend all clinical and class educational sessions and complete the educational requirements of the course.

6. Teamwork, motivation, self-directedness, and commitment to patients are essential skills.


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. WristPosition. Moderate deviation.

10. Pinching. Frequent, 500 pinches per day.

11. Hand/WristRepetitions. 500/day or more.

12. ManualDexterity. Frequent fine motorskills required.

13. EitherHandedness. 70%- 100% of jobcycle time.

14. BothHandedness. 70%-100% of jobcycle time.

15. Sight. Requires corrected 20/20 near vision andminimal far vision. And requires 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. Exposureto Infection.High.


1. High/LowTemperature. Work environment 70- 80?F.

2. Noise. Slight, occasionally fairly loud sounds.

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

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

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

6. MovingObjects. Slight likelihood of significant injury from moving objects.

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

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

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


1. Problem-SolvingSkills. Frequent problem-solving skills required.

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

3. Supervision.Supervises zero individuals.

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

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


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

2. CopingSkillsforStressesAssociatedwithIllness,Disability,Dyingand/orDeath. Works directly with persons who are or may become 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 cope with stresses associated with illness, disability, dying, and death.


1. Willingness to work cooperatively is necessary.

2. Strong public relations and customer satisfaction motivation.

3. Present a neat appearance and professional image

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

5. Professional,ethical, mature, and caring manner and attitude

6. Good communication skills, and ability to work with people

7. Ability to maintain confidentiality of information

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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