Job Description

Medical Technologist

About City of Hope

City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment organization for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope’s translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution.  AccessHope, a subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope’s specialized cancer expertise.

A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation’s "Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report and received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California, Arizona, Illinois and Georgia. 

Job Description:

***Hours of position: M-F Noon-8:30 PM***

The Medical Technologist/Medical Laboratory Technician is responsible for accurately performing a variety of routine and complex laboratory tests and reporting results within the expected turnaround time to assist healthcare providers deliver the most optimal patient outcomes. Maintains an understanding of the theory behind each of these laboratory procedures and has ability to identify and report problems. Performs, as assigned, all required equipment maintenance, calibration and quality control testing per departmental procedures.


  • Demonstrate technical competency in all the applicable areas by completing all identified testing/department duties within the specified timeframes
  • Performs laboratory testing (quality control, patient and proficiency) in all assigned areas of the laboratory
  • Evaluates the validity of test results, understands clinical implications and notifies appropriate personnel of critical tests/results
  • Demonstrates competency in operation and troubleshooting of laboratory equipment
  • Documents and maintains the appropriate records required by the hospital and laboratory accrediting agencies
  • Ensures, within their scope of work, compliance with all applicable federal, state, accrediting and other regulatory agencies
  • Performs other duties, as assigned, by Laboratory Director, Manager or Supervisor


Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Technology, Biological Sciences or related field OR Associate's Degree required.

Experience: Minimum of 1 year experience working in the laboratory.

Certification: MLS (ASCP) or equivalent required

Special Skills: Professional demeanor, effective collaboration and communication skills ensuring team work with co-workers, nursing staff and physicians. Knowledge of regulatory requirements and knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP). Above average problem solving and critical thinking skills.

Pay Range

$26.95 - $44.34

Placement within the identified pay range is based on individual and market factors including, but not limited to, experience, education, credentials (including licenses and certifications), geographic location, market competition, skill set (including market availability of required skills), assigned/anticipated job tasks, and level of responsibility.  These factors are considered without regard to an individual’s status as a member of any protect group pursuant to federal, state, and/or local law.

City of Hope’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities.  Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds, and experiences to our work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding.  We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.

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