Medical Laboratory Technician/Medical Technologist
Performs laboratory procedures to obtain results for physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases using established protocols that require the broad exercise of independent judgment and responsibility with minimal technical supervision. Works independently and communicates effectively with other healthcare professionals.
The purpose of this document is to describe the general nature and level of work performed by personnel as classified; it is not intended to serve as an inclusive list of all responsibilities associated with this position.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.
- Accurately performs any high complexity, moderate complexity or waived laboratory testing in the assigned testing division which may require the broad exercise of independent judgment to include the use of advanced clinical laboratory instrumentation and equipment according to departmental Standard Operating Procedures.
- Recognizes and corrects instrument malfunctions within the scope of the operators manual and records troubleshooting activities.
- Confirms, verifies and reports test results independently. Monitors results for reasonableness and critical values.
- Correlates and interprets data generated from testing.
- Assists physicians in the interpretation of test results within the scope of the profession.
- Conducts established quality control and performance improvement activities.
- Provides clinical orientation and/or training of new employees/students.
- Prepares and/or collects specimens (blood, urine, feces or other body fluids) for analysis.
- If qualified, (Technologist) performs the duties of CLIA general supervisor when the technical manager is not on site.
- Participates in Continuous System Improvement (CSI) and continuing education programs.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must meet CLIA 88 personnel requirements for high complexity testing
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Word processing, Spreadsheets, E-mail, Laboratory Information Systems.
Certificates and Licenses:
Certification by a recognized certifying agency for clinical laboratory professionals preferred (ASCP, ASMT, NCA, etc). Certifications may be required in specialized areas of the laboratory.