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Medical Technologist

Job Title: CLS/MT                                                    
 
Reports to: Laboratory Manager
 
Position Summary: Perform complex laboratory procedures according to established approved protocols requiring a broad exercise of independent judgment and responsibility with technical supervision. May also function as an educator or researcher within a medical laboratory setting. CLS/MT may perform laboratory procedures across the major area of the laboratory, or concentrate activity in one area as immunology, blood component processing, chemistry, hematology, serology, virology, or microbiology. All laboratory employees are expected to attend ethics (compliance) training and are expected to abide by all GPHA system and hospital policies and procedures regarding business conduct as described in the Corporate Compliance Program.
 
Qualifications: BS degree, MT (ASCP) or 2 years experience. Required certification/Licensure –MT (ASCP) or equivalent. Minimum experience- 2-5 years depending on certification. Special skills required-keyboard skills for computer data entry, administrative skills to accurately compile statistics and maintain logs.
 
Duties:
 
  • Has responsibility of technical supervision and competency administration for at least one technical discipline. Analyzes quality control data, makes judgment concerning the results, and takes appropriate action to maintain accuracy and precision. Performs complex laboratory procedures, recognizes deviation from expected results, analyzes and corrects problems using scientific principles. Answers inquiries regarding test results, methodology, test specificity and sensitivity, and scientific factors that can influence test results.

  • Coordinates the evaluation of new techniques and procedures in the laboratory in terms of personnel, equipment, space, method comparison, cost analysis, and establishment of reference intervals, and troubleshooting for chemistry section. Plans implementation for new tests.

  • Oversees and evaluates competency assessment, proficiency testing and training for employees. Incorporates principles of educational methodology in the instruction of new employees and students and in the laboratory’s in-service/ continuing education program.

  • Performs special assignments such as work activity review, error report review, instrument specialization and other related duties relating to the clinical laboratory, DOT and non DOT urine drug screen and Breath Alcohol collections.

  • Recognizes factors that affect measurements and results and takes appropriate action according to predetermined protocols. Recognizes abnormal results and refers them to designated supervisory personnel. Operates laboratory instruments within the scope of training utilization established protocols and quality control checks.

  • Communicates information such as test results, normal range, and specimen requirements to authorized sources.

  • Performs routine quality control and maintains accurate records, recognizing out of range control results, and notifies appropriate personnel.

  • Adheres to general hospital and laboratory policies concerning dress codes, professional conduct, attendance/punctuality, documentation, performance criteria, and other directives as issued. Ensures compliance with all safety/infection control policies and procedures of the laboratory and the hospital.

  • Keeps work area physically clean, organized and free of safety hazards