Laboratory Technician

Location: United States
URM #: 1896
# of openings: 1


About the project: This project site is located at the U.S. Army Garrison Military Base Hospital on the island of Kwajalein Atoll. The hospital serves more than 1,400 residents, which include military personnel, Army civilians, contractors, and family members. Kwajalein is home to one of the world’s largest coral atolls and surrounds one of the largest lagoons in the world. Kwajalein’s year-round warm, sunny weather supports a variety of activities, such as scuba diving, sport fishing, sailing, and water skiing. The military base also boasts entertainment areas like a movie theater, bowling alley, and shopping areas.


Duties include:

•Participate in specimen collection either directly by venipuncture or skin puncture; maintains responsibility for patient identification, specimen labeling and collection verification, or instructing patients or other healthcare providers in collection and preservation techniques of specimens for analysis on both adult and pediatric patients.

•Prepare specimens for shipment to reference laboratory employing appropriate methods for packaging potential infectious or hazardous materials.

•Works with other laboratory staff members in all areas of the laboratory, or as assigned, to complete patient specimen analysis.

•Performs quality control procedures, ensuring validity and accuracy of test results.

•Proficiently and consistently complete accurate, concise and legible documentation of laboratory testing results and records. Includes documentation of maintenance, quality control, calibration, and other laboratory records.

•Maintain sufficient inventory of material supplies and equipment for performance of duties; coordinate preparation and procurement of chemicals, reagents, stains and solutions as appropriate.

•Demonstrate proficiency with hospital and departmental practices that reflect Joint Commission, COLA, CLIA, CMS, OSHA, HIPAA, Quality Improvement, and EPA Water Testing Standards and performs work at a level to meet these standards; demonstrate technical proficiency through successful participation in laboratory Proficiency Testing programs.

•Maintain and protects the confidentiality of patient information.

•Is accountable for maintaining and improving own laboratory knowledge and skill competence.

•Provides patient care that promotes the safety and well-being of all patients in the hospital and clinic departments on a 24-hour basis.

•Supports the hospital’s philosophy, objectives and goals and Organization mission and vision

•Respects and supports patient rights.

•Promotes and practices positive customer and peer relations and cost containment for the Laboratory Department and patient.

•Fosters constructive relationships as a team member within the Laboratory and with the members of other departments.

•Maintains professional conduct.

•Maintains and protects the confidentiality of patient information.

•Participates in orientation and in-service training for personnel.

•Assists in reviewing and revising policies and procedures.  Strong background in computer skills desired.

•Supports and enforces infection control policies and procedures.

•Follows the EPA regulations and completing required annual Proficiency Testing for water specimens.

Education Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology / Chemistry or Medical Laboratory Science, or in a related scientific field with a demonstrated internship in an approved clinical laboratory training program, or equivalent.
  • Current certification with a nationally recognized registry such as MT (ASCP), MLS (NCA) or MT (HEW). 

Physical Requirements:

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
  • Work involves sitting and standing for prolonged periods of time.
  • May require bending, stooping and lifting up to 15 lbs.

Other Special Qualifications:

  • Must be able to read, write and speak English to effectively communicate
  • This position is unaccompanied.
  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident Card is required. 
  • US DOD CNACI clearance or the ability to obtain one is required.
  • Must be able to relocate to the United States Army Kwajalein Atoll.
  • A valid passport is required and must be in your possession prior to relocation. You must maintain a current passport during your stay on Kwajalein Atoll.


International SOS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or job applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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