County of Contra Costa, California - Martinez, CA

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The Contra Costa County Health Services Department is recruiting individuals to fill two Medical Laboratory Technician vacancies in the Clinical Laboratory Division of Contra Costa Regional Medical Center located in Martinez, CA. Incumbents perform a variety of professional clinical laboratory procedures including the full range of specimen collection, processing and testing for hematology, chemistry, microbiology, urinalysis and coagulation. Incumbents are responsible for the technical accuracy of hematological, biochemical, serological, and coagulation tests, and other related duties as assigned.

Medical Laboratory Technicians receive work direction from Clinical Laboratory Scientists. Medical Laboratory Technician is distinguished from Clinical Laboratory Scientist in that the latter is licensed to perform microscopic and transfusion service testing.

Typical Tasks:
  • Performs clinical laboratory procedures in clinical chemistry, microbiology, hematology, urinalysis and phlebotomy on a rotation basis.
  • Reports patient test results verbally and in writing to members of the medical and nursing staffs.
  • Operates and maintains manual equipment and automated, computer controlled equipment.
  • Maintains quality control statistical data
  • Collects blood and urine samples from patients and processes these specimens including entry/receipt of specimens in LIS, centrifugation, and distribution/sending to reference laboratories.
  • Stains blood smears of biological specimens.
  • Prepares laboratory reagents.
  • Maintains laboratory logs and records.
  • Assists physician in the obtaining and staining of bone marrow specimens.
  • Makes gram stains and streaks culture plates.
  • Prepares specimens for transportation from collection sites to main laboratory.
  • Receives specimens from collection sites at the main laboratory.
  • Prepares specimens for shipment to reference and/or Contra Costa Public Health Laboratory.
  • Provides and promotes excellent customer service for all internal and external customers
  • Monitors room and refrigerator temperatures.
  • Greets patients, answers phones and performs other duties as required.
  • Performs record keeping, labeling and filing, and other related duties.
  • Receives and stores laboratory supplies and assists in maintaining inventory.
  • Assists in the entry of reference laboratory and point of care results.
  • Assists in laboratory data collection.

Minimum Qualifications:

Licenses: Candidates must possess and maintain through out the duration of employment a valid:
  • California motor vehicle operator's license. Out of State valid motor vehicle operator's license will be accepted during the application process.
  • Medical Laboratory Technician License issued by the State of California Department of Health.

Selection Process:

1.Application Filing:

2. Examination:

The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices.