The Medical Technologist serves as a generalist with responsibility for performing procedures in all areas of the laboratory to include chemistry, hematology, coagulation, urinalysis, immuno-hematology, and microbiology.Learn more about this agency
Work Schedule: Generalist Midnight - 08:30 a.m.
Compressed/Flexible: Not available
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description/PD#: Medical Technologist/Medical Technologist/000000
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
The generalist medical technologist either works in a specific department or rotates with other generalists on a regular basis through the above mentioned areas. Works off-hour shifts, weekends, and holidays as priorities demonstrate a need. As such, the Medical Technologist performs, evaluates, interprets, correlates, and validates the accuracy of laboratory procedures and results. Testing procedures are performed on a variety of biological specimens and/or environmental samples using manual or automated techniques, and require a broad exercise of independent judgment and responsibility with minimal technical supervision. The work performed is in a variety of laboratory disciplines, such as bacteriology, chemistry (including endocrinology and toxicology), molecular biology, coagulation, flow cytometry, genetics, hematology, immunology, immunohematology (blood banking), mycology, parasitology, serology, urinalysis, and virology. Such positions include requirements to monitor quality control systems and measures; collaborate in the diagnosis and treatment of patients; and provide education for laboratory and other healthcare professionals, and others in the medical center setting including the public.
Performs qualitative and quantitative tests and examinations using various analyzers and/or manual methods on specimen sources such as blood, urine, and other body fluids using established procedures.
Performs established quality assurance procedures (quality control testing, instrument function checks and calibrations) maintains appropriate documentation and reports irregularities.
Assesses accuracy and validity of obtained test results by applying knowledge of relevant scientific principles, recognizes changes that are critical to patient care, and identifies probable causes for irregular and atypical findings
Maintains records of tests and examinations and final results for all record functions and inquiries related to patient care
Monitors and evaluates quality control data reporting outliers to the supervisor or Lead Medical Technologist.
Preferred Experience: Medical Laboratory Technologist with at least one year generalist experience in chemistry, hematology, microbiology & blood bank; experience with computer equipment and software.
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