Medical Lab Technician I

Job ID
Employment Type
Clinical Laboratory Services
Hours / Pay Period
Mercy Hospital Bakersfield
Standard Hours
Sunday - Saturday
Work Schedule
8 Hour


Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Hospitals have a history of caring for our community that goes back more than 100 years. We provide a broad range of medical and surgical services including minimally invasive and outpatient options. Our family of services includes the area's only inpatient oncology unit, the Orthopedic, Spine, and Hand Center, Family Birth Center, the Lactation Support Center and retail store, and many others. Mercy Hospital Downtown is a 194-bed facility located in downtown Bakersfield. Mercy Hospital Southwest is a 78-bed facility and the only hospital located in the rapidly growing area west of Highway 99. Mercy Hospital is a member of Dignity Health and is a trusted community partner, serving residents of Bakersfield and Kern County with quality, compassionate care since 1910.  Learn more at


Position Summary:


The Medical Laboratory Technician I will report to the Laboratory Supervisor. Under general guidance of the Clinical Lab Scientist and medical direction of the Laboratory Director, the MLT I perform waived and non-waived moderately complex tests in the areas of chemistry, Hematology, Serology and Urinalysis following established lab procedures for specimen handling, processing, analysis and result reporting for patient and specimens as defined and limited by the State and Federal Regulations. Performs clinical laboratory test procedures in a manner that provides accurate, timely, and meaningful results. This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the Mission of the Organization. It is expected that the employee will demonstrate behavior consistent with the Core Values. The employee shall support the Organization's strategic plan and it’s goals and direction.


Minimum Requirements:

  • AA degree or 60 semester or equivalent quarter units in chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science, including a minimum of 36 semester units of physical or biological science from an accredited college or university


  • AA degree preferred 

  • Five years of clinical laboratory experience or two years of college preferred

Special Skills:

  • Basic laboratory bench practice skills
  • Working knowledge of medical terminology
  • General typing/computer skills
  • Must demonstrate excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Must have the ability to read, write and speak English
  • Ability to adapt to work load demands and remain calm and function efficiently during difficult or emergency situations
  • Ability to operate automated equipment 
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions

This position is represented by SEIU United Healthcare Workers.



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