Medical Recruiting, Inc.
MED TECH needed for an acute care hospital in northeastern Nevada
Starting at $26.77 with 3 years’ experience (min. required)
- Minimum Education: Baccalaureate degree from approved Medical Technologist program. Non-traditional route may be accepted by State after review of education and experience.
- Minimum Experience: 3 year experience as a Med Tech required.
- Licensure: Successful completion of National Registry Exam for Medical Technologist such as ASCP. Must meet requirements for certification as a Nevada General Laboratory Supervisor, and have started the application process prior to hire.
- Certifications: American Heart Association BLS required on hire.
- Additional Information
- Primarily 2nd shift, which for us is 1230 – 2300. In the event of vacations or sickness, the employee’s schedule may be adjusted to earlier or later shifts, including 3rd shift.
- The tech could expect to work unsupervised at least a half shift daily unless assigned to day shift.
- Those hours unsupervised mean the successful candidate must have a Medical Technologist credential (not MLT) that allows them to qualify for the General Supervisor license for Nevada. The GS license further requires at least 3 years of full time experience. It takes a GS license to work independently in this state.
- Successful candidate must be a generalist with experience in blood bank.
- The techs normally work 4 ten-hour days per week, to include every other weekend.
- Holidays are generally done by signup; the tech will be required to work a certain number of hours during summer (Memorial Day, July 4, or Labor Day) or winter holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s) but has some ability to choose preferred days and shifts. Other holidays are generally assigned to whomever didn’t work the last one, unless there’s a regular shift rotation in place.
- There are 18 people in the lab, 8 medical technologists and 10 phlebotomists.
- We schedule phlebotomy coverage 24/7/365. Techs do not normally stick, but if there are multiple emergencies going on it could become necessary. Techs do not currently have to do chain of custody urine drug screens.
- Equipment is primarily Siemens; Dimension EXLs and Centaur in Chemistry, Sysmex in hematology and coagulation, Clinitek Advantus in urinalysis. Blood bank is Ortho gel workstations. We do crossmatches but not antibody identifications – those are sent to American Red Cross.