APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -
PAY GRADE: 27
For more information on benefit and retirement programs, please see the sections below.
In order to receive consideration, applicants must indicate their availability for any work type, travel, and location requirements listed.
Laboratory Technicians perform standardized technical laboratory procedures requiring knowledge in the life and physical sciences.
Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform advanced-level work and may provide work direction and training to others.
This position supports SOUTHERN NEVADA ADULT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES (SNAMHS) in the Clinical Laboratory, at Rawson Neal Psychiatric Hospital located at 1650 Community College Drive in Las Vegas. Lab Technician IIs perform Point of Care (POC) clinical laboratory tests and record test results; stain and label specimens; follows all established hospital and clinical laboratory policies and procedures relevant to the position, safely performs a variety of venipuncture techniques using standard and safe phlebotomy equipment, professionally interacts with patients and the hospital team; knowledge of patient, laboratory safety; participates in laboratory data collection and preparation of reports; participates in proficiency testing for point of care instruments; clean and maintains safe environment in the laboratory; communicates professionally on the phone; operates the centrifuge, prepares send out laboratory testing using reference lab computer system and prepares specimens for send out to reference laboratories; adheres to storage requirements for biological samples to ensure stability and meet shipping guidelines in accordance with all applicable laws, procedures and established protocols; and performs quality control, assist in inventory and stocks supplies; proficiency and calibration testing on laboratory equipment with supervision.
This is a full-time position, with working hours of 5:30am to 2:30pm. Must be able to work select weekends and holidays. Incumbent will be working an innovative variable schedule with overtime after 40 hours per week. We provide an excellent benefits package that includes health, dental and vision insurance, participation in the Public Employees Retirement System, annual leave, sick leave, and paid holidays. Part-time positions accrue annual leave, sick leave and holiday pro-rated based on hours worked. SNAMHS also provides continual on-going training and education to our staff, including paid release time for attending trainings and the availability of on-site CEU's. Some positions may also be eligible for an additional 5% Shift Differential pay. More information on our Agency and the valuable services we provide the community is available by clicking on the link to the Health and Human Service website: http://dhhs.nv.gov/
***THROUGH A CAREER WITH SNAMHS, YOU CAN HELP IMPROVE THE LIVES OF OTHERS IN OUR COMMUNITY*** *** THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. QUALIFIED APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. ***
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
Graduation from high school or equivalent education and three years of experience in a laboratory setting that involved performing various laboratory tests and experiments, and maintaining and repairing basic laboratory equipment; OR one year as a Laboratory Technician I in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.
A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required. Persons offered employment in this position will be required to pay for these items.
Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, this position has been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in this position must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances.
Pursuant to NRS 652.080, some positions require a State of Nevada Laboratory Assistant/Office Laboratory License issued by the Division of Public and Behavioral Health.
Application Evaluation Exam
The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.
The following additional questions are part of this Recruitment
1) Are you currently licensed as a Nevada Medical Laboratory Technician or will you be able to be licensed within one year of appointment?
2) Do you have an Associate Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology or MLT certification?
3) Do you have experience with an Electronic Medical Records System or On-line Patient Charting system?
4) Do you have experience using a personal computer?