Medical lab technician - clinical lab technician Job at Cayuga Health System, Ithaca, NY

  • Cayuga Health System
  • Ithaca, NY

Job Description

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Medical Lab Technician

Cayuga Health and its affiliates are the region's leading healthcare system and most trusted providers of integrated health services, empowering our people in our mission to equitably improve the well-being of the communities we serve. Our commitment to providing extraordinary healthcare begins with our team of extraordinary professionals who are continuously discovering clinical innovations and enhancing access to the most up-to-date facilities, equipment, technologies, and research protocols. Cayuga Health's commitment to our employees includes competitive compensation, comprehensive employee benefits programs, and the opportunity to explore and build a career in healthcare through our many professional development programs.

A medical lab technician is a highly skilled health professional who tests and analyzes blood and other body substances to aid health care providers in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. Medical technicians are responsible for operating and maintaining the equipment used to analyze specimens and ensuring that automated and manual tests are completed in an accurate and timely manner.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Analyze and test specimens, including proficiency testing and manual procedures, and report appropriately according to protocol*
  • Operate, maintain and troubleshoot moderately complex equipment*
  • Utilize moderately complex information systems; collect and interpret data*
  • Perform and interpret quality control*
  • Maintain a compliant environment, including adherence to all lab and hospital procedures, NYS, TJC, HIPAA standards, infection control and safety guidelines*
  • Participate in quality assurance and performance improvement activities and maintain inter-and intra-departmental work flow by cooperating with others
  • Maintain adequate inventory and conserve resources
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by participating in educational opportunities
  • Is flexible in assuming additional responsibilities as assigned

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Education : Minimum of Associates' degree and Registered as a Medical Technician by American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or equivalent.
  • Licensure : Meets NYS Department of Health requirements and is currently licensed as a Clinical Lab Technician
  • Experience : Prior laboratory experience is preferred

referred Skills and Experience:

  • Problem solving ability and attention to detail is preferred
  • Good written and oral communication skills preferred. Requires ability to prioritize work, manage time wisely and adjust to changes in work volumes.

Physical Requirements :

  • May require light lifting and carrying, including boxes, equipment, stooping and kneeling, maybe required to lift up to 30 pounds.
  • Repetitive use of hands (eg. computer keyboard usage), sitting, walking or standing for long periods of time is often necessary; must be able physically to operate automation used in the job.

Cayuga Health System and its affiliates are committed to treating all patients, providers, staff and volunteers equitably and with dignity, ensuring the highest levels of safety, care and respect, and striving to recognize and overcome biases and policies that contribute to disparities in healthcare access, equitable care and positive health outcomes for all.

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, supporting the growth and health of our employees and community by embracing the rich diversity, needs and circumstances of all peoples and prioritizing opportunities to build a diverse and inclusive workplace. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable protected characteristics.

If you require reasonable accommodation to complete a job application, pre-employment testing, a job interview or to otherwise participate in the hiring process, please contact the Cayuga Health Talent Acquisition team at

Job Tags

Full time, Flexible hours,

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