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Medical Laboratory Technician Job

Job Number: RIH18964

Job Title: Medical Laboratory Technician

Department: Hematology - 1012950

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

Under the general supervision of Pathology Technologists and/or Pathology Managers, and following established procedures, conducts a variety of routine and moderately complex clinical laboratory tests in one or more laboratory sections to obtain data for use by physician in diagnosing patient illness. Receives and processes specimens, examines and records test results. Refers unusual situations to Pathology Technologist or Manager for clarification and/or guidance in handling.


Completion of Associates Degree program in chemistry, biology or related area or equivalent education and experience as defined by CLIA standards.

National Certification (or eligible) in medical lab science by ASCP or equivalent.

The ability to operate equipment and instruments, to perform all procedures and tests within one or more laboratory sections and to interpret them for accuracy.

Ability necessary to conduct and interpret tests.

Ability to recognize laboratory safety risks and follow related safety precautions to minimize dangers.

Interpersonal skills to provide for effective customer relations.

Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care patients with consideration of aging processes, human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.


Six to twelve months on the job experience to become familiar with various testing methodologies.