POSITION TITLE: Medical Technologist
Follow the laboratory's procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analysis, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results. 2.
Maintain records that demonstrate proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient specimens. 3.
Adhere to the laboratory's quality control policies. Document all quality control activities, instrument/procedural calibrations and maintenance performed. 4.
Identify problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results. Either correct the problems or immediately notify the on-site technical Leadership. 5.
Follow the established policies and procedures for remedial action whenever test systems are not within the laboratory's established acceptable levels of performance and document accordingly. 6.
May act as an on-site supervisor as defined by CAP in the absence of other technical leadership.
QUALIFICATIONS: Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
Capable of developing, evaluating, and performing laboratory procedures using a high degree of independent judgment. ·
High degree of integrity and accuracy in test performance and reporting of results. Ability to work under stress. Good communication skills and ability to work with people conducive to a positive working environment that supports quality patient care.
Education: Required Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology or related discipline
Licensure: Minimum requirement: MT (ASCP), AMT, AAB or NCA (formerly HEW)
Experience: Minimum of 1 year previous hospital laboratory experience preferred. A combination of licensure and education may be substituted for the year of experience.
Physical Requirements: ·
Frequent walking of about 2-3 miles per day. ·
Occasional lifting of 40-50 pounds or less. ·
Occasional bending, stooping or reaching. ·
Sitting for prolonged periods (40-50% of the time). ·
Must be able to distinguish appropriate colors.