County of San Mateo - San Mateo, CA

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Would you like to join a progressive organization where your contributions are valued and recognized? Are you ready for the next step in your career? If you answered "yes", this may be the opportunity for you!

The San Mateo Medical Center (SMMC) is excited about our employees and the commitment they demonstrate each day as we serve our community. We are looking for people who share that same commitment of service. Our commitment is to provide quality care with a compassionate touch and we strive to help you maintain a balance between work and family. The SMMC, a 509-bed integrated care facility, has been providing healthcare to our community and surrounding service area since 1930.

The SMMC Laboratory is looking for experienced Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLT) to join our talented team of laboratory professionals. Under supervision, MLTs perform waived and moderately complex laboratory tests and procedures to provide data used in the diagnosis and therapeutic management of disease. Clinical areas include: hematology, chemistry, microbiology, coagulation, and blood banking.

We currently have two full-time permanent positions available. However, the eligible list generated as a result of this recruitment could be used to fill future full-time, part-time and Extra Help opportunities.

The ideal candidate will possess :
Current Medical Laboratory Technician license issued by the State of California.
Minimum of an Associate's Degree in a related field.
Work-related experience in a clinical laboratory environment is a must.
Ability to work well with others while promoting teamwork and a positive work environment.
Good oral and written communication skills.

Examples Of Duties:
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Prepare specimens and conduct chemical analysis of body fluids, such as blood and urine.
Perform qualitative and quantitative analysis of blood and urines using standard procedures.
Perform blood counts, coagulation studies, sed-rates, and kit waived tests.
Perform chemistry, immunochemistry, and therapeutic drug testing.
Report negative urine cultures and other moderately complex microbiology tests.
Analyze, record and report test data accurately and within established timeframes and quality control standards.
Perform calibration and maintenance on instrumentation.
Perform and record required quality controls and quality assurance assessments.
Participate in required proficiency testing programs and required laboratory inspection surveys.
Prepare blood components, solutions and reagents to be combined with samples, following standardized formulas and procedures.
Perform venous and skin punctures to obtain blood samples for test purposes.
Provide oversight of phlebotomy, students, specimen processing, and reference lab send outs.
Perform and maintain quality requirements of waived CLIA tests including dipstick UAs, pregnancy, fecal occult blood tests and mononucleosis, strep antigen, and RSV testing.
Orient and train new employees.
Perform related duties as assigned.

Knowledge of: Laboratory concepts, techniques and practices used in moderately complex laboratory testing; operation and care of laboratory equipment and instrumentation; quality control and quality assurance concepts, standards and practices; automated chemistry analyzers and related systems; proper and safe handling and disposal of laboratory specimens, chemicals and hazardous wastes; phlebotomy and specimen processing techniques; and relevant terminologies used in the profession.

Skill/Ability to: Perform a wide variety of waived and moderately complex laboratory testing within prescribed procedures; tactfully and patiently collect specimens from patients and process laboratory orders; train others in laboratory procedures; make judgments in evaluating the validity of completed laboratory tests; maintain and analyze quality control programs; understand and follow written and oral directions, procedures or instructions; maintain accurate records of test data results, and prepare factual reports in a timely manner; and set up, maintain, calibrate, clean and test sterility of medical laboratory equipment.

Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is an associate’s degree and at least one year of related experience.
Licensure/Certification: Possession of a current Medical Laboratory Technician license issued by the State of California or must be qualified to obtain a Medical Laboratory Technician license in California. Candidates that do not possess a current Medical Laboratory Technician license issued by the State of California must apply for the license and receive notification of application prior to employment start date. Review requirements at

(Open) Anyone may apply. A supplemental application form must be submitted in addition to our standard County employment application. The examination may consist of a panel interview (weight: 100%). Depending on the applications received, an application appraisal of education and experience may be used in place of other examinations or a screening committee may select those applicants whose education and/or experience appear to best meet the needs of the position. As a result, not all applicants are guaranteed advancement through the examination process. Qualified applicants will be notified of the date, time and place of the test. All examinations will be given in San Mateo County, California, and applicants must participate at their own expense.

IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the "Apply" button above. If you are not on the County's website, please go to to apply.

Apply immediately. This recruitment is open on a continuous basis and selections may be made at any time within the process. The recruitment may close at any time.

San Mateo County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Analyst: Kelly Yip Hoang (100512) (Medical Laboratory Technician - F157)

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