It may sound clich??, but it is true. A career taking care of cancer patients is a calling for most all of us. It's much more than a job. Each of us has a unique story that brought us to Compass Oncology, but those stories usually share common themes of care, compassion, and commitment. No matter the role each Compass team member serves in, the goal is the same: to provide the best care possible for every one of our patients.
Compass Oncology - the Pacific Northwest's largest privately-owned cancer care and research center - is looking for a Medical Laboratory Technologist or Technician to join the Laboratory Team.
Employment Type: Full-Time (40 Hours) Location: East Cancer Center (Portland, OR)
Salary Range for Technologist: $33.22- $53.55 per hour
Salary Range for Technician: $26.77- $38.72 per hour
**Final offer amounts are determined by multiple factors including candidate experience and expertise as well as internal employee equity considerations.
Scope:Responsible for accurately performing specimen analysis, instrument maintenance, and quality control procedures including moderate and high complexity laboratory tests. Initiates and follows quality assurance and safety policies and procedures. Performs specimen collection and assists with patient flow as needed. Trains employees in laboratory procedures. May act as primary operator for at least one laboratory instrument. Acts as a resource for laboratory science information. May oversee daily laboratory activities in absence of supervisor. Performs clinical tests used in the treatment and diagnosis of diseases. Demonstrates the clinical thinking and technical skills needed to assess the appropriateness of results and the need for retesting or equipment recalibration. Performs and monitors specialized diagnostic laboratory tests. Works within clearly defined standard operating procedures and/or scientific methods and adheres to quality guidelines. Responsibilities:
Assists with performing phlebotomy and collecting appropriate specimens from patients as ordered. Assures pre-authorization and completes appropriate consent forms (ABN) prior to collection of limited coverage tests.
Assists with special procedures as needed (i.e. bone marrows in the room).
Follows the laboratory's procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting, and maintaining records of patient results
Performs specimen analysis of all Chemistry, Hematology and Immunology specimens
Maintains and operates all laboratory equipment. Performs daily, weekly and monthly instrument maintenance as indicated.
Adheres to the laboratory's quality control policies and documents all QC activities, instrument and procedural calibrations, and instrument maintenance. Records proper lot numbers of all controls, calibrators, and reagents.
Participates in proficiency testing by performing sample analysis and reporting results at least once a year.
Prepares peripheral blood smear and competently performs complete WBC differential on normal and abnormal smears.
Performs microscopic examination of urinary sediment.
Records results on appropriate worksheet and computer system and performs file maintenance. Processes specimens for send-out testing.
Follows the laboratory's policies whenever test systems are not within the laboratory's established acceptable levels of performance. Identifies problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and either corrects the problem or notifies supervisor. Documents all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications.
Maintains proper documentation as described by the quality assurance program including accessioning logs, test report logs, quality control logs, equipment records and checklists. Verifies all critical results and documents with accurate follow-up.
Maintains adequate inventory of supplies and ensures that all supplies are viable before using in patient testing. Prepares reagents, stains and other chemical solutions as needed. Restocks the laboratory area as needed.
Sends specimens to reference laboratories for any testing not performed in house.
Processes incoming orders for lab testing including reference laboratory specimens.
Processes in-house and in-coming results for charting.
Charts patient results in a timely manner as needed.
Properly identify and band patients for blood product transfusion. Processes properly labeled specimens according to local bloodbank policy.
Trains employees in laboratory procedures.
May act as primary operator for at least one laboratory instrument.
Participates in development of new instruments and procedures as needed.
Acts as a resource for laboratory science information.
May oversee daily laboratory activities of in the absence of supervisor.
Complies with quality assurance standards.
Adheres to all OSHA compliance laws and Universal Precaution procedures. Complies with applicable regulatory agency standards.
Properly disposes of hazardous materials.
Maintains a clean working environment.
Maintains confidentially of all information related to patients and medical staff.
Performs CLIA classified Moderate and High complexity testing with minimal supervision
Qualifications: Experience and Education for Technologist:
Bachelors degree in Medical Technology or Laboratory Science.
Current state license if required. AMT, ASCP or equivalent certification preferred.
Position is entry level and requires 1-3 years experience.
MT, CLS-ASCP, HEW or equivalent
Education/Experience for Technician:
Associates degree in medical technology or laboratory science.
ASCP, HEW or equivalent certification required.
Position is entry level and requires no experience, however lab experience is preferred.
More About The Company Compass Oncology team brings together leading cancer experts in the fields of surgical, medical and radiation oncology, pathology and palliative care to provide the most comprehensive cancer care possible and an even more cohesive patient experience. In addition, the majority of our physicians specialize in particular cancer types, bringing a heightened level of expertise to our patients. If you are a dedicated, team-oriented, patient-centered individual looking for an opportunity where you are proud of what you do, work hard, have fun, want to learn and go home at the end of the day knowing you made a difference in the lives of our patients; Compass Oncology is the place for you!
As a member of The US Oncology Network, one of the nation's largest community-based cancer treatment and research networks, Compass Oncology participates in leading-edge clinical trials through US Oncology research, which has helped develop 89 FDA approved cancer therapies. We serve the Portland and Vancouver communities with clinical offices located throughout the metro area.
To learn more about Compass Oncology and its daily mission, please visit our website at https://compassoncology.com/
When you feel supported, both from a health and financial wellness perspective, you have the energy and motivation to make good things happen - whether it is caring for patients, caring for yourself and your family, or giving back to your community. That's why Compass Oncology offers a full suite of competitive benefits that support your physical, mental and financial well-being. From health and wellness programs, to retirement education and plans, we give you the tools to make great choices for your health and financial wellbeing now and in the future.
Our Comprehensive benefits include:
Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability
HSA and Flexible Spending Accounts
Critical Illness, Hospital, and Legal Plans
PTO and Holiday Plans
Retirement Savings Plans
Robust Wellness Program and Incentives
For more details: Compass Employee Benefits
The US Oncology Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work may require sitting for long periods of time; also stooping, bending and stretching for files and supplies. Occasionally lifting files or paper weighing up to 30 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, operate a calculator, telephone, copier and other such office equipment. Vision must be correctable to 20/20 and hearing must be in the normal range for telephone contacts. It is necessary to view and type on computer screens for prolonged periods of time.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is performed in an office environment. Involves contact with patients and public.
AABB (Association for the Advancement of Blood & Biotherapies) is an international, not-for-profit organization representing individuals and institutions involved in the fields of transfusion medicine and biotherapies. The Association works collaboratively
to advance the field through the development and delivery of standards, accreditation and education programs. AABB is dedicated to its mission of improving lives by making transfusion medicine and biotherapies safe, available and effective worldwide.