Westat is currently seeking motivated individuals with a commitment to excellence for the ongoing National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The core of NHANES involves in-person household interviews and medical examinations conducted in a mobile examination center (MEC). The medical technologist conducts all laboratory procedures, including but not limited to performing a clinical hematological assessment of blood and performing pregnancy tests. They process a variety of biologic and environmental samples such as whole blood, plasma, serum, urine, genital swabs, and pack and ship processed specimens to contract laboratories.
Candidates must :
Be certified as a MT, MLT or CLS by ASCP-BOC, ASCP-BOR, or AMT;
Be licensed in state of residence, if required by state;
Have at least one year of experience in a medical laboratory;
Be CPR certified or have the ability to obtain CPR certification within the first three months of
Be available to work 40 hours per week during daytime, evening, and weekend hours;
Be willing to comply with all training requirements;
Be willing to commit to work for at least one year;
Be willing to travel nationally for project work;
Be capable of lifting 35 lbs., as well as packing, unpacking, moving, and storing equipment and supplies, with or without reasonable accommodations;
Have a valid (current) drivers license that is not under suspension; and
Have the ability to read, write, and communicate effectively in English.
FULL-TIME CONTINUOUS TRAVEL IS REQUIRED with a 1-year minimum commitment (two vacation breaks per year).
This is a full-time nonexempt position and is eligible for overtime pay and benefits. Mandatory paid training will be held. Pay rates are based on experience.
Benefits include bonuses, paid lodging, daily per diem, company car and insurance, and two annual paid vacations.
Any offer of employment will be contingent upon receipt of acceptable results from a background screening based on the specific position which will include, at a minimum, criminal records history and a motor vehicle records check.
To apply, go to www.westat.com/fieldjobs and enter 14906BR in the space provided or: Apply for job
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