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Medical Laboratory Technician

Date: Mar 14, 2023

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 10366 


The Oak Ridge National Laboratory seeks to hire a Medical Laboratory Scientist for the Health Services Division in the Environment, Safety, Health & Quality Directorate. The successful candidate will perform medical laboratory testing following established clinical procedures and in accordance with CLIA high-complexity testing and College of American Pathology (CAP) standards.


This position resides in the Health Services Division (HSD) in the Environment, Safety, Health, and Quality (ESHQ) directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).


Major Duties/Responsibilities: 

  • Assisting the clinic physician in making a medical diagnosis by accurately performing and reporting all in-house laboratory testing procedures and obtaining necessary specimens for referral laboratory testing, as required
  • Ensuring accurate lab testing by drawing patient specimens and/or by giving clear, precise instructions for patient collected specimens
  • Determining normal and abnormal components of body fluids by conducting chemical analyses of blood and urine
  • Analyzing blood cells by counting and identifying cells, using microscopic techniques and procedures
  • Performing molecular diagnostic testing
  • Preparing reports of technological findings by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information
  • Providing medical technology information by answering questions and requests 
  • Ensuring operation of analyzers and other laboratory equipment by calibrating; completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques
  • Enhancing the efficiency and accuracy of lab testing by maintaining adequate laboratory supplies, by keeping equipment in operational condition and by maintaining a clean and orderly laboratory work area
  • Assisting in the preparation of monthly statistical reports by keeping accurate records on all radiographic and laboratory procedures performed
  • Maintaining quality assurance of the laboratory by performing proficiency testing
  • Maintaining safe, secure, and healthy work environment by following, and enforcing standards and procedures and complying with legal regulations
  • Maintaining patient confidence and protecting operations by keeping patient care information confidential
  • Serving and protecting the physician or health care provider practice by adhering to professional standards, policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) standards


Basic Qualifications:

  • Associates degree in medical technology, clinical laboratory science, biology, chemistry, or allied health technologies
  • A minimum of 5 years experience experience is required
  • American Medical Technologists (AMT) or American Society of Clinical Pathologist (ASCP) certification in a laboratory related field
  • Tennessee state license - general (for example, Medical Lab … Professional, Supervisor, Technnician, Technologist
  • Work will involve various physical requirements and certain working conditions and as such a post offer, pre-hire physical will be required.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in medical technology, clinical laboratory science, biology, chemistry, or allied health technologies
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently and to participate creatively in collaborative teams across the laboratory 
  • Specialization in areas such as hematology, blood-bank, serology, immunohematology, bacteriology, histology, or chemistry
  • Knowledge of medical laboratory principles, standards, applications, and tests
  • Knowledge of medical laboratory safety, cleanliness and infection control policies and regulations
  • Knowledge of medical laboratory equipment uses and maintenance
  • Familiarity with digital record systems
  • Strong analytical and mathematical skills
  • Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and collaborate with co-workers
  • Ability to function well in a fast-paced research environment, set priorities to accomplish multiple tasks within deadlines, and adapt to ever changing needs
  • Familiar with College of American Pathology (CAP) laboratory accredication requirements.
  • Experience with manual and automated PCR techniques


Special Requirements:

  • Physical Requirements: Work involves various physical requirements and working conditions. As such, a pre-hire physical will be required after offer.
  • Visa Sponsorship: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

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ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply.  UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.

Nearest Major Market: Knoxville