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    Summary

    The Medical Technologist at this level develops, performs, evaluates, interprets, correlates, and validates the accuracy of laboratory procedures and results. This work is performed in a variety of laboratory disciplines, such as bacteriology, chemistry (endocrinology/toxicology), molecular biology, coagulation, flow cytometry, genetics hematology, immunology, immunohematology (blood banking), mycology, parasitology, serology, urinalysis, and virology. In addition, other duties are listed below:

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    Responsibilities

    • Performs a broad range of laboratory procedures including all testing and tasks of the medical laboratory technology occupation.
    • Performs complex laboratory procedures
    • Recognizes deviation from expected results
    • Analyzes and corrects problems using scientific principles with immediate or general supervision.
    • Evaluates and solves problems related to collection and processing of biological specimens for analysis taking into account physiologic processes and requirements with immediate or general supervision.
    • Maintains and documents the optimal functioning of laboratory equipment.
    • Uses, calibrates, identifies malfunctions, repairs, and performs preventive maintenance of laboratory equipment.
    • Diagnoses deviations in test performance due to instrument malfunction with immediate or general supervision.
    • Performs and documents quality control and assurance activities and corrective actions related to test performance using statistical principles and theories of performance improvement with immediate or general supervision.
    • Adheres to practices and regulations governing biosafety and biosecurity in the workplace with immediate or general supervision.
    • Identifies discrepancies, solves problems, and presents solutions with immediate or general supervision.
    • Answers inquiries regarding test results, methodology, test specificity, test sensitivity, and specific factors, which influence test results with immediate or general supervision.in collaboration with senior technologists interprets results and suggests follow-up test selection or procedures
    • Assists with evaluating and implementing new techniques and procedures in the laboratory in terms of equipment, method comparison, and establishment of reference intervals using statistical methods and theoretical knowledge.Interprets findings and makes recommendations.
    • Assists in the instruction and training of new employees and students and in the laboratory's in-service/continuing education program.
    • Communicates effectively and courteously while working as a healthcare team member.Provides excellent service as defined by the customer (healthcare providers, patients, and others).Gives direction and guidance, using underlying principles of laboratory testing.
    • Organizes work and sets priorities to meet deadlines with minimal assistance.
    • Other duties may be assigned.

    Work Schedule: Every other weekend from 7 am to 3:30 pm including morning phlebotomy.
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    9

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