- Performs various laboratory tests and procedures while adhering to standard operating procedures on patient specimens to assist in the diagnosis, study and treatment, or prevention of disease.
- Upholds the values of the organization including providing and demonstrating exemplary customer service skills throughout the preanalytical, analytical and post analytical processes.
- May perform tests including but not limited to standardized and semi-routine biological, chemical, hematological, immunological, immunohematological, microbiological, and serological tests in a research or clinical laboratory.
- Performs preventive maintenance on laboratory instruments and calibrates equipment and instruments as required.
- Operates laboratory equipment and troubleshoots equipment and instrument malfunctions.
- May serve as key operator for implementation of new equipment and procedures.
- Prepares reagents as needed. Monitors and ensures adequate inventory supply. May be responsible for ordering. Responsible for quality control.
- Assists in gathering data to monitor quality improvement standards and in preparing reports.
- Evaluates the validity of acceptable specimens and test results; compares them to previous results and other laboratory data.
- Identifies critical values, confirms and reports following standard operating procedures. In complex cases, evaluates all information and determines whether test results should be released, repeated, or referred to a pathologist.
- Refers abnormal or unexpected results to the appropriate individual(s). Maintains accurate and complete documentation of patient information, equipment, and test results to comply with regulations.
- Documents corrective actions taken for out of range test values. Maintains clean, orderly and safe work area.
- May serve on laboratory's safety committee; write and maintain safety and infection control policies and procedures, and ensure correct Safety Data Sheets are maintained.
- Complies with hospital and laboratory safety and infection control policies and procedures to prevent exposure to infectious materials.
- May monitor staff during safety compliance audits or drills. Performs required calculation and reports results by phone and/or computer.
- Audits computer reports to ensure that scheduled tests have been completed. Assists in gathering data to monitor quality improvement standards and in preparing reports.
- May independently research and assist in development of new procedures; compile and evaluate data and perform statistical analyses.
- May be responsible for section's data base files and/or assist in software testing. Educates staff and students by demonstrating procedures and assisting in orientation and continuing education activities.
- May teach medical technology theory and techniques while providing guidance to lower level technologists; develop teaching plans and student assessment tools; prepare written examinations.
- Attends educational in-services as appropriate. Maintains certification as required. Works with leader to formulate plan for professional development.
- Participates in professional activities and organizations to maintain knowledge of current trends, practices, and developments.
- May perform venipuncture or capillary puncture to obtain blood specimen. Perform other related duties as required.
- Bachelor's degree in Medical Laboratory Science or Medical Technology, or a chemical, physical or biological science.
- Other bachelor's degree will be accepted if graduated from an accredited school and science and math coursework meet requirements of certifying agency.
- Bachelor's degree may be waived for a medical technologist who was ASCP certified in the years prior to the bachelor's degree requirement by ASCP and a HEW/HHS technologist certified by Health and Human Services.
- Certified by one of the following accreditation agencies: MT (ASCP), MLS (ASCP), MT (AMT), MT (HHS or HEW), MT (AAB), generalist or categorical if applicable.
- Two years experience required.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.