Medical Lab Technician I Job at Sonora Quest, Sterling, IL

  • Sonora Quest
  • Sterling, IL

Job Description

Primary City/State:

Sterling, Colorado

Department Name:

Gen Lab-Sterling

Work Shift:


Job Category:


Primary Location Salary Range:

$22.58 - $33.87 / hour, based on education & experience

In accordance with State Pay Transparency Rules.

Calling all Medical Lab Technicians! Come do great work on behalf of better health in this amazing fulltime position in Sterling, CO.

This position performs waived and non-waived tests as defined by CLIA ‘88 in an accurate and timely manner with supervision. Assists with department compliance with all pertinent laboratory accrediting agencies and regulatory requirements (e.g., CLIA ’88, JCAHO, CAP, OSHA). Personnel report to department supervisor. May be responsible for the collection, receipt, and processing of biological specimens into the laboratory.

Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards.

1. Performs testing in an accurate and timely manner according to established policies and performance standards with a knowledge level determined for that testing. Responsible for startup, calibration and accuracy of procedures and instrumentation. Exercises independent judgment and can identify appropriate resources in performance of assigned duties utilizing knowledge and skills. Demonstrates comprehension of theory and clinical relevance of testing. Demonstrates problem resolution and decision-making skills for routine operational and technical problems. Demonstrates knowledge of computer systems used in the department and can perform basic troubleshooting of computer problems. Demonstrates awareness and complies with accrediting agency and regulatory requirements related to area of responsibility.

2. Recognizes and ensures validity of abnormal patient and/or QC results for testing. Ensures accuracy of test results. Participates in detecting and documenting occurrences that deviate from defined procedures. Demonstrates appropriate resolution and follow through for problem solving identified during testing. Promotes and consistently meets department standards for productivity and quality

3. Ensures the appropriate use of supplies and materials and assists with inventory management. Ensures efficient utilization of reagents and supplies. Recognizes and provides input towards opportunities for improvements in financial performance to decrease costs, improve productivity, and improve service.

4. Self-directed and motivated to contribute to projects identified by the supervisor. Seeks out opportunities to identify projects relating to department needs. Active in training of laboratory personnel. Performs well in supervisor’s absence and provides guidance on issues relating to pre-analytical, waived and non-waived testing. Completes all required training modules.

5. Communicates courteously, professionally, effectively and accurately with internal and external customers. Participates in the resolution of communication issues. Knows and utilizes appropriate resources for increased levels of problem solving. Demonstrates good verbal and written communication skills. Promotes positive communications that enhances teamwork. Attendance and participation at staff meetings.

6. May process and prepare patient samples as required which can include the following: 1) specimen collection 2) general laboratory specimen processing and 3) referral laboratory processing. In doing so, ensuring correct patient and specimen identification and specimen integrity.


  • Applicant must meet one of the following criteria to qualify:

    • Associate degree in a laboratory science (chemical or biological science) or medical laboratory technology from an accredited institution, or

    • Bachelor’s degree in chemical or biological science (transcripts will be reviewed to determine eligibility).

    • Equivalent laboratory training and experience meeting the requirements defined in the CLIA regulation 42CFR493.1489 , or

    • Meet other criteria defined in 42CFR493.1489 or 42CFR493.1491 (including US military medical laboratory procedures training courses)

  • Foreign educated candidates must provide a detailed credential evaluation from IERF (International Education Research Foundation) or other nationally recognized credentialing agency for review to determine eligibility and translated diploma.

  • Demonstrated competency in phlebotomy in departments where applicable.


  • MLT certification (ASCP, AMT, HEW, AAB).

  • Basic knowledge of specimen requirements and knowledge of medical terminology.

  • Previous experience with phlebotomy and processing.

  • Additional related education and/or experience.

Anticipated Closing Window (actual close date may be sooner):


Our organization supports a drug-free work environment.

Job Tags

Full time, Shift work,

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