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Providence Health & Services Genomics Research, Medical Technologist *$5,000 Hiring Bonus* in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Medical Technologist - Medical Research (1.0 FTE, Days) to Providence Portland Medical Center in Portland, OR

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We are seeking a Medical Technologist to join our Medical Research department. You will be responsible for comprehensive development of high complexity laboratory test methodologies and procedures, utilizing in-depth technical and theoretical knowledge of instruments and methodologies.

This position is responsible for developing, analyzing and implementing test methodologies that produce accurate and timely patient results. Development technologists, like clinical testing personnel, are capable of performing pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical duties including specimen evaluation, data analysis, instrument maintenance and problem resolution. Development technologists work with acute-care and outpatient caregivers, vendors, consultants, and other Laboratory Services staff in performing their duties.

Each Laboratory employee is expected to possess an understanding of Providence Health & Services and Laboratory Services goals and strategies. Each Laboratory employee is expected to perform all duties in a manner that promotes team concept and reflects the Providence Health System mission, philosophy, and core values of respect, compassion, justice, excellence and stewardship.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:


  • In-depth understanding of responsibilities in assigned areas as demonstrated by:

  • Efficiently multi-tasking with low error rate

  • Resolving most moderately complex QC and trouble-shooting problems; utilizing QC data, instrument manuals and/or hotlines as resources

  • Performing calibration and validation of instruments and QC of reagents

  • Reviewing and evaluating test results for accuracy

  • Reviewing current literature and discussing with technical manager

  • Performing more complex instrument maintenance including replacement of common instrument parts

  • Monitoring levels of supplies and reagents

  • Adequately training students and new employees in routine operations

  • Acting as a resource for other testing personnel

  • Performing special projects under direction of senior personnel


  • Demonstrate enhanced written communication skills by:

  • Effectively documenting complex problems/corrective action with appropriate detail, utilizing appropriate departmental logs and report forms

  • Assisting w/ writing or revising procedures or training materials

  • Demonstrate enhanced verbal communications by:

  • Providing succinct situation summaries of evolving issues

  • Notifying supervisory staff of any problems in day-to-day operations

  • Demonstrate positive interpersonal skills by:

  • Working with others to see that all test and validation results are completed

  • Effectively working with others to identify, analyze, and resolve technical and procedural issues

  • Effectively training existing personnel on new procedures


  • Understand PHS laboratory business as demonstrated by:

  • Supporting principles of quality improvement, efficiency and customer service

  • Modeling safe work practices and appropriate use of PPE (personal protective equipment)

  • Participating in FTE/budget analysis investigations

  • Communicating service failures/problems to supervisor


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Clinical laboratory science (CLS), Medical technology (MT), Chemistry, Microbiology or a human biological science

  • Technologist/Scientist certification or registry (e.g. MT,MLS, MB) from a government agency or nationally recognized professional organization (eg. ASCP, NCA, HEW etc.).

  • ASCP certification obtained after 1/1/2004 must be renewed every 3 years

  • ASCP certification obtained prior to 1/1/2004 require no renewal

  • Three (3) years in a clinical, molecular diagnostics, or research laboratory setting

  • Demonstrated analytical and scientific competency with development and/or validation of lab techniques or procedures is required.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's Degree in Health-related field or the sciences

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

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Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Medical Technologist

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 324613