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Medical Technologist/Medical Laboratory Technician

Patient First
Beltsville, MD
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

The responsibilities of this job include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Following the laboratorys procedure for specimen collection, handling, and processing, as well as test analyses, reporting, and maintaining records of test results; Following the laboratorys quality control policies;
  • Documenting all quality controls activities, instrument and procedural calibrations, and maintenance;
  • Identifying indicators that may impact test performance or reporting of test results and either making corrections or notifying Lab Supervisor;
  • Ordering, receiving, and distributing laboratory stock as needed in laboratory and treatment area;
  • Understanding all checklists and being able to perform all duties on the checklists associated with the position;
  • Adhering to safety policies as defined by Patient First and OSHA;
  • Providing positive, warm and friendly customer service in all interactions;
  • Fostering teamwork and a positive, professional atmosphere;
  • Completing other duties as directed.

Minimum education and professional requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Employee must be at least 18 years of age;
  • High school graduate or equivalent;
  • Keyboarding experience required;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • One year of clerical experience preferred;
  • One year of clinical experience preferred;
  • Minimum 60 semester hours from a regionally accredited college, including chemistry, biology, and medical laboratory techniques, or an Associate degree in chemistry, biology or related science. Completion of clinical rotations in the areas of microbiology, urinalysis, chemistry and hematology; or Fifty week military Medical Laboratory Procedures course and meet qualifications for military enlisted occupational specialty of Medical Laboratory Specialist;
  • Registered Medical Technologists (M.T.) or Medical Laboratory Technicians (M.L.T.) by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or other recognized certification agency of medical laboratory professionals preferred;
  • Registry-eligible technologists are encouraged to apply.
Company Description
Founded by a physician in 1981, Patient First provides non-appointment urgent care for routine injuries and illnesses as well as primary care for patients who do not have a regular physician. All Patient First medical centers are open every day of the year from 8 am to 8 pm, including all holidays, and are located throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

At Patient First, our patients experience outstanding, professional care in an atmosphere where excellence is expected, innovation is constant, and commitment to patient care is our top priority. Make Patient First your work home and join our dedicated team of professionals today!

At Patient First, we’ve cultivated a friendly and supportive environment. New employees are paired with mentors to help welcome them to our team. We offer extensive training to all employees who also work with supervisors to establish goals and create professional tracks. Development opportunities include becoming a trainer or joining a committee.

Reasons why employees love working at Patient First:

• Flexible schedules for healthy work/life balance
• Extensive Total Rewards Package: excellent compensation/benefits and recognition
• Progressive on-the-job training and staff development; cross-training opportunities; customizable professional goals
• Supportive and collaborative environment
• Active community engagement
• Covered medical treatment at any Patient First location for employees (and full-time employees’ immediate family members)
• Access to Employee Wellness Program

Our employees do amazing work. Every day brings a new challenge, and we love watching our family come together to find the best, patient-focused solutions. We celebrate employee achievements and recognize exceptional patient service through everyday perks like gift cards or shareable gifts for a center or department. We also acknowledge our employees’ success through company communications and during Employee Recognition Week. At our anniversary dinner, we recognize those employees who have invested 20+ years of service.
Recognized as a “Top Workplace” by the Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, and Richmond Times-Dispatch, Patient First’s history of positive employee satisfaction includes areas such as engagement and leadership. Employee input is valuable and helps us deliver exceptional care for our patients, keeping our promise to always put the patient first. This collaborative relationship is part of the reason why so many employees refer to their co-workers as their Patient First family.

Welcome to the neighborhood.

Patient First has numerous medical centers in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, making access to medical care convenient and cost-effective for more people. We know our patients want to get back to their families, work, and lives quickly, so we designed our centers to be comprehensive, extending beyond routine physical and urgent care treatment to offer occupational health services, primary care physicians, labs, digital x-rays, and prescriptions, all on site.

We love spending time in our community as well! Our employees participate in health-related events, interacting with the public while having fun. By maintaining an active presence in our community, we foster good health strategies and stay connected with patients.

One way employees can volunteer is by performing blood pressure readings and handing out informational literature to attendees at health fairs, community days, marathons, and more.

If you enjoy helping patients live healthier while working in a supportive and friendly environment, apply today to begin your career at Patient First!

Full-Time Employee Benefit Options

• Health insurance, including dental and vision; life insurance; medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs); short and long-term disability; critical illness insurance; and more
• Sign-on bonuses for eligible positions
• Career Advancement
• 401(k) Retirement Plan
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Paid Annual Leave (PAL) and paid holidays
• Emergency Leave Bank
• Paid Time Off for volunteering
• Mentor Program
• Discounts on gym memberships, rental cars, and cell phone plans
• Healthy Living/Employee Wellness Program
• Recruitment Bonus
• Medical Staff Bonuses: Repeat Patient Bonus, Patient Volume Bonus, Weekend Bonus, and double-time-compensation for holidays worked
• And more!

Equal Opportunity Clause

Equal Opportunity Employer: Patient First does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in employment or provision of services.

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