Medical Technologist

at Northern Light Health in Presque Isle, Maine, United States

Job Description

Northern Light A.R. Gould

Department: Lab – Core

Position is located:Northern Light A.R. Gould Hospital

Work Type: PRN

FTE: As needed

Work Schedule: Variable


The Laboratory Technologist will perform various lab procedures related to the collection and testing of patient specimens, and will perform procedures related to equipment maintenance.Job functions are generally performed within the laboratory and on patient care units.Other duties related to department functions are performed as assigned.This position requires performance of OSHA Category-I tasks.



1.Collect and/or receive specimens from patients.

2.Prepare specimens for analysis.

3.Analyze specimens and report results; enter orders and results into the computer.

4.Perform and troubleshoot quality control procedures.

5.Perform preventive maintenance and troubleshoot problems as appropriate.

6.Assist with instruction of students and new employees.

7.Develop and implement new procedures as assigned.

8.Investigate procedural problems to determine cause, and resolve problems as qualified.

9.Assist physicians with interpretation of test results as qualified.

10.Perform tasks and responsibilities related to department functions as assigned (including but not limited to: department and hospital committees; safety program; continuing education; staffing schedule; information systems; regulatory compliance; point-of-care program; liaison with other department(s); quality/performance improvement program; policy & procedure manual maintenance; timecard & payroll records; cross-coverage of other department positions).


Other information:

Baccalaureate degree in a laboratory science or medical technology from an accredited institution, and certified by the Board of Registry of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) or the National Certification Agency for Medical Laboratory Personnel (NCA) or equivalent, as a Medical Technologist (MT) or Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) or be eligible to take the registry exam and successfully obtain certification within two years of hire date; or,

Associate degree in a laboratory science or medical laboratory technology from an accredited institution, and certified by the Board of Registry of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) or the National Certification Agency for Medical Laboratory Personnel (NCA) or equivalent, as a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) or Clinical Laboratory Technician (CLT) or be eligible to take the registry exam and successfully obtain certification within two years of hire date; or,

High school diploma and previously qualified as a technologist under 42 CFR 493.1433 published March 14, 1990, and certified by HHS (HEW) as a Clinical Laboratory Technician (CLT).

BLS is required within the first week of employment. Employees must maintain CPR certification throughout employment when in a clinical position.

De-escalation and workplace violence training will be completed at hire prior to release from orientation


1.Normally 8-hour shifts, which may be day, evenings, or night.Shift assignment may be on a rotational or fixed basis, and may included weekends and holidays. Periodic overtime may be required.

2.Periodic callback may be required on both standard and non-standard shifts to meet patient needs.


1.Related experience preferred but not required

2.Experience with computers preferred but not required

3.Must complete a structured training program, with experience, at A.R. Gould Hospital or elsewhere

4.Must undergo orientation/training period


1.Sitting.1-3 hours/day.

2.Standing.4-7 hours/day.

3.Walking.4-7 hours/day

4.Lifting.25-50lbs with good body mechanics.

5.Twisting.Moderate, 130-480 or greater twists/day.

6.Bending.130-480 bends hours/day.

7.Squatting/Kneeling.0-1 hours/day.

8.Endurance.Light energy requirements.

9.Wrist Position. Moderate deviation.

10.Pinching.Frequent, 500 pinches per day.

11.Hand/Wrist Repetitions.500/day or more.

12.Manual Dexterity.Frequent fine motor skills required.

13.Either Handedness.70%- 100% of job cycle time.

14.Both Handedness.70%-100% of job cycle time.

15.Sight.Requires corrected 20/20 near vision and minimal far vision. And requires both red/green and blue/violet color discrimination.

16.Hearing.Can hear whispered voice at eight (8) feet (FAA class II).

17.Speech.Frequent clear speaking ability required.

18.Exposure to Infection.High.


1.High/Low Temperature.Work environment 70 – 80°F.

2.Noise.Slight, occasionally fairly loud sounds.

3.Working with Others.Close association is frequent and compromises a major portion of the job.

4.Confined Spaces or Cramped Body Positions. Work in cramped positions/confined spaces (2-10 hours per week).

5.Body Injuries.Slight likelihood of significant traumatic injury – deep cuts, fractures or permanent disabling injuries.Moderate likelihood of needlestick injury.

6.Moving Objects.Slight likelihood of significant injury from moving objects.

7.Toxic Conditions.Slight likelihood of exposure to toxic conditions.

8.Working with Others.Great, association is frequent and comprises a major portion of the job.

9.Role Ambiguity.Slight, rarely is it not clear what others expect of the worker.


1.Problem-Solving Skills.Frequent problem-solving skills required.

2.Judgment/Assessment. Continuously assesses situations and determines corrective actions needed.

3.Supervision. Supervises zero individuals and must perform functions involved with supervi­sion of employees in the particular department.

4.Reading/Comprehension. Must be able to read and comprehend greater than Grade 10 level of instructions.

5.Math/Arithmetic. Must be able to add, subtract, multiply, divide, perform fractions, and calculate percentages.


1.Composure Under Working Conditions (including demanding, and/or rude, resi­dents/staff/visitors).Must remain calm and exercise self-control in working relation­ships with patients, staff, and visitors.

2.Coping Skills for Stresses Associated with Illness, Disability, Dying and/or Death.Works directly with persons who are or may become ill, disabled, or dying on a regular basis; may be present at the death bed and have to care for the body of the deceased; must possess skills to cope with stresses associated with illness, disability, dying, and death.


1.Willingness to work cooperatively is necessary.

2.Strong public relations and customer satisfaction motivation.

3.Present a neat appearance and professional image

4.Good judgment, discretion, tact, courtesy, and etiquette

5.Professional, ethical, mature, and caring manner and attitude

6. Good communication skills, and ability to work with people

7.Ability to maintain confidentiality of information

Competencies and skills:


  • Achieves Results: Sets high standards for their own outcomes and seizes opportunities to engage others towards objectives. Consistently moves forward with direct actions in order to attain or exceed objectives. Manages their own time effectively to accomplish assigned tasks. Successfully prioritizes multiple projects and duties as needed.
  • Behaves with Integrity and Builds Trust: Acts consistently in line with the core values, commitments and rules of conduct. Leads by example and tells the truth. Does what they say they will, when and how they say they will, or communicates an alternate plan.
  • Cultivates Respect: Treats others fairly, embraces and values differences, and contributes to a culture of diversity, inclusion, empowerment and cooperation.
  • Demonstrate
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Job Posting: JC220833645

Posted On: Aug 10, 2022

Updated On: Sep 23, 2022