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    Summary

    This is considered the full performance level for non-supervisory Medical Technologist positions. An MT/MLS/CLS at this level 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.

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    Responsibilities

    Responsibilities

    Work examples (not all inclusive):

    Performs a broad range of laboratory procedures including all testing and tasks of the medical laboratory technology occupation. In addition, performs all required clerical and processing laboratory procedures in the Specimen Processing / Sendout Section; recognizes deviation from expected results; analyzes and corrects problems using scientific principles.
    Follows standard operating procedures (SOP) in all applicable areas to assure accuracy of laboratory results. Verifies and reports results in a timely manner and communicates critical results per laboratory policy for reporting of critical laboratory test values.
    Evaluates and solves problems related to collection and processing of biological specimens for analysis taking into account physiologic processes, specimen stability concerns, and storage and transportation requirements.
    Maintains and documents the optimal functioning of laboratory equipment. Uses, calibrates, identifies malfunctions, repairs, and performs preventive maintenance of laboratory equipment. Recognizes deviations in test performance due to instrument malfunction and initiates corrective action.
    Performs and documents quality control and assurance activities and corrective actions related to test performance using statistical principles and theories of performance improvement.
    Adheres to practices and regulations governing biosafety and biosecurity in the workplace.
    Identifies discrepancies, solves problems and presents solutions.
    Maintains the confidentiality of medical records by adhering to applicable HIPPA and ADP guidelines for all patient medical data.
    Evaluates and implements 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.
    Incorporates principles of educational methodology 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. Organizes work and sets priorities to meet deadlines.

    Work Schedule: To be determined during interview, based on patient care needs.
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    9

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