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Beth Israel Lahey Health Medical Technologist in Newburyport, Massachusetts

When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

Job Type:

Per Diem

Scheduled Hours:


Work Shift:

Day (United States of America)


Job Description:

Pre-analytical Specimen Processing

Demonstrates proficiency in determining specimen requirements blood collections for all age groups, order entry, order query, specimen accessioning, and specimen distributions.

Sorts all samples to allow for fast retrieval

Proficient in collecting blood successfully on difficult patients

Utilizes two forms of patient identification.

Evaluates and processes all lab specimens according to specimen acceptability policy.

Analytic testing

Accurately performs laboratory analyses on patient specimens.

Verifies completed work only after careful review of order priority, completeness, absurd results, critical values and special requests.

Quality Control

Performs quality control testing as required for each analyte.

Ensures that results pass quality control criteria before verifying results.

Participates in quality improvement and patient safety initiatives.

Brings forward quality concerns and issues in a timely manner following the proper chain of command

Instrument Maintenance

Skillfully performs required instrumentation maintenance so that analyzers will perform optimally over a longer period of time.

Documents all entries.

Documents all problems and report them to supervisor.

STAT Testing Turnaround Times

Recognizes STAT testing priorities.

Turnaround times shall not exceed established limits defined in the Laboratory STAT Testing Policy.

Accuracy of Results

Reviews results for critical values, delta variances, unusual or absurd results, and result completeness prior to certification and release of information.

Always telephones critical results to clinician.

Obtains read back and documents

LIS Proficiency

Maximally utilizes the features of the LIS system to enable productive and efficient use of time.

Report problems encountered to Information Services Department to allow for times resolution.

Proficiency Testing

Participates successfully in proficiency testing challenges.

Reads survey summary reports to gain knowledge in particular specialty.

Work Initiative

Shows initiative to aid staff and/or supervisors who have heavier workload, or special projects to complete.

Seeks additional tasks outside of primary area.

Demonstrate initiative to continue to learn and develop new skills in medical technology by reading the latest literature, attending lab meetings and in-services, attending outside seminars, and assisting with procedure development and validations.


Staff member shall consistently adhere to all applicable safety practices including Standard Precautions, as defined in the Safety Manual and the Infection Control Manual. It is employee's responsibility to successfully complete all mandatory safety in-services prior to each performance appraisal.

Staff member is observed adhering to proper use of gloves and lab coats to help ensure personal safety.

Properly disposes of hazardous and non-hazardous materials into proper containers.


Demonstrates a high level of professionalism at all times.

Demonstrates teamwork along with excellent communication and customer service skills.

Minimum Education

Completion of MT or MLT program with a Bachelor's or Associate's degree.

Required Licenses

ASCP certification or registry eligible required.

FLSA Status:


As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more (https://www.bilh.org/newsroom/bilh-to-require-covid-19-influenza-vaccines-for-all-clinicians-staff-by-oct-31) about this requirement.

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