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27 Jan 2023

Full-Time Virology Laboratory Technician (2 Positions Available)

Oregon Health Authority – Posted by Oregon Health Authority Hillsboro, Oregon, United States

Job Description

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Oregon State Public Health Laboratory (OSPHL) in Hillsboro, OR is recruiting for two Virology Laboratory Technicians (Medical Laboratory Technician 1) to provide analytical and specialized testing support for infectious diseases and agents of public health interest in the Virology/Immunology section of the Public Health Laboratory.

These are full-time, limited duration, classified positions which is represented by a union. Limited duration positions are benefit eligible. The duration of the positions is expected to last 17 months. This recruitment may be used to establish a list of qualified candidates to fill current and future vacancies.


The Oregon State Public Health Laboratory supports state and local infectious disease control efforts, screens newborns for heritable disorders detectable at birth, and assures the quality of testing in clinical and environmental laboratories.


What will you do?

As the Virology Lab Technician, you will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Quality assurance and control activities.
  • Pre-analytical processing of clinical specimens.
  • Monitoring and reviewing specimens and paperwork for clerical errors.
  • Correctly handling and routing problems and priority specimens.
  • Entering patient demographics and requested tests into the LIS.
  • Correctly labeling and handling both specimens and paperwork so they travel to the next action point.
  • Contacting submitters by phone and/or fax for missing information or clarification of the request and appropriate paperwork and collecting appropriate documentation.
  • Organizing, sorting, and preparing V/I specimens in the appropriate manner for testing.
  • Delivering specimens to the correct testing area.
  • Preanalytical specimen setup.
  • Assisting other MLT’s with their duties and acting as backup.
  • Correctly preparing referral specimens for send out.



The Oregon Health Authority is committed to:

  • Eliminating health inequities in Oregon by 2030
  • Becoming an anti-racist organization
  • Developing and promoting culturally and linguistically appropriate programs, and
  • Developing and retaining a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workforce that represents the diversity, cultures, strengths, and values of the people of Oregon.


What we are looking for:

Minimum Requirements

One year of “technical trainee” experience as a laboratory assistant in a clinical laboratory; OR Completion of a certified clinical laboratory training program; OR

A certificate or associate degree in an applied science from an accredited medical or clinical laboratory technician training program.

Requested Skills

  • Prior clinical laboratory experience preferred.
  • Experience with all aspects of processing clinical specimens, such as organizing, sorting and preparing specimens for testing, labeling, handling and delivering specimens.
  • Experience supporting laboratory functions, such as sterilizing and decontaminating equipment, maintaining and calibrating equipment on schedule.
  • Data entry skills, preferably with confidential patent information.
  • Experience conveying or correcting information in verbal and in written formats.
  • Experience promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment
  • Outstanding client/customer service and phone skills.
  • Experience promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment


Working Conditions:

The work in this role will be performed at the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory, located at 7202 NE Evergreen Pkwy, Hillsboro, OR 97124.

The Oregon Health Authority is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to workforce diversity and anti-racism.



How to Apply

REQ-118542 Close Date: 2/5/2023 Salary: $3,131 - $4,693 monthly Work Location: On-Site, Hillsboro, OR External Link: REQ-118542

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 36 days.

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