Oregon Health & Science University

Medical Laboratory Technician

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
AFSCME union represented
HC Core Laboratory
Salary Range
$27.17 - $36.73 per hour
Monday-Friday with alternating weekends
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

**** New Hires are eligible for a Hiring Bonus & Relocation Assistance! *****


Come work at Oregon's #1 ranked hospital!

OHSU is more than Oregon's only comprehensive academic health center. It’s an entire community of people dedicated to a single cause. Each of us are here to improve the health and well-being of people in Oregon, and beyond. Our core values of quality, service, transparency and diversity are essential in what we do, but ultimately important because of why we are here. We are here to serve. We are here to innovate. We are here to lead. We are looking forward to the dynamic impact you will make by joining OHSU.


This position provides technical support in the Core Laboratory to complete laboratory testing for OHSU hospital and clinic patients. The successful candidate will be a qualified Medical Laboratory Technician with generalist experience or equivalent capable of performing laboratory testing and associated activities needed to support the technical services provided by the Core Lab. 


Testing is performed in the following areas: Chemistry, Hematology, Urinalysis, Coagulation, and limited Microbiology.


This position does not require testing skills in Transfusion Service. 


Specimen processing, test performance, and result reporting is performed independently after appropriate training.


Supervisory review of results is required in the case of unusual/complex results, procedural problems, or when dictated by policy or procedure. 


The successful candidatewill be of professional demeanor and perform their duties with an attitude, which will best serve the clients of the department.

Function/Duties of Position

  • Performs testing in all sections of the Core Laboratory with accuracy, speed, and efficiency, using Sysmex XN, ABL, Vista 1500, Centaur,  Iris, and Stago instrumentation. Follows written procedures and policies.     
  • Prepares samples for testing. Determines acceptability of specimens and results. Repeats analysis as necessary to insure accuracy. Reports test results via computer and telephone.
  • Performs all computer functions using EPIC LIS and HIS software.
  • Answers telephone requests for laboratory information.
  • Calibrates, maintains and troubleshoots laboratory instruments and procedures. 
  • Trains new employees, students and residents.
  • Performs and evaluates quality control data to determine functionality of instruments and procedures. Reviews questionable data with technologist.


  • Assists with miscellaneous technical administrative functions to support daily laboratory activities.
  • Performs inventory of reagents and supplies.
  • Reviews critical, summary and outstanding lists.
  • Performs projects assigned by lead worker, technical coordinator or lab manager.
  • Completes competency training, annual review of policy and procedure manuals, and safety review.  Attends and participates in staff meetings and training sessions.
  • Performs requirements for Staff Members as outlined in Compliance Roles and Responsibilities in OHSU Hospitals and Clinics and understands and complies with the Code of Conduct, OHSU and departmental policies and procedures, and other applicable procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Communicates and works effectively as part of a team, and interacts with a variety of clients including doctors, nurses, laboratory staff and patients, maintaining a customer service focus at all times.
  • Performs job responsibilities ethically, professionally, and with personal integrity, and functions as part of the team exhibiting excellent communication, teamwork and customer service skills.
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings and training sessions.


Required Qualifications

  • Completion of a 2 year accredited program in Medical Laboratory Technician training plus MLT (ASCP) or  AMT  certification completed within 90 days of hire; depending on date of training, different continuing education requirements will apply; OR
  • Bachelor's degree in a chemical or biological science, and two years of Laboratory Technical Assistant training/experience performing standardized laboratory tests in the specialty area(s) in which high complexity testing will be performed; MLT(ASCP) or AMT certification preferred; depending on date of training, different continuing education requirements will apply.
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation.

Preferred Qualifications

  • MLT (ASCP) or equivalent within 90 days of hire. 

Additional Details

Generous Benefits Package Including:
• Comprehensive medical, dental & vision care plans - Covered 100% for full-time employees and 88% for dependents
• $25K of term life insurance provided at no cost to the employee
• Retirement: Choose between pension plan or employee matching voluntary savings plan
• Vacation - Up to 200 hours per year depending on length of service
• Sick Leave - Up to 96 hours per year
• 8 paid holidays per year
• Substantial Tri-met and C-Tran discounts
• Tuition Reimbursement 
• Innovative Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
• Cutting Edge Wellness Platform 
• Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
• Employee Discounts
• …and much more!


All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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