Medical Laboratory Tech
Performs various tests in the medical laboratory. Work encompasses abilities in discrimination between entities, correction of error, laboratory techniques, instruments, and confirmation of results using knowledge within specialty areas. May use knowledge consistent with interdependency of test results. Performs various degrees of quality control and instrument maintenance related activities. Performs various duties as assigned or required for the interdependent function of the section/laboratory. Job requires knowledge, skill, and ability to provide care for a neo-natal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric population.
- Conducts routine clinical laboratory tests within assigned section. Rotates between or among assigned sections.
- Prepares specimens for analysis and may be responsible for establishing chronological priorities in testing.
- Records test results according to established procedures and reports results; refers abnormal test results and/or problems to the Clinical Laboratory Scientist or to the Clinical Laboratory Scientist Coordinator for review.
- Perform complex tests, in one or more sections of the department, on clinical specimens for diagnostic purposes, records and reviews test results for accuracy, records and plots known control values from technical instruments to insure reliability and accuracy in reporting of test results.
- Maintains equipment through making minor adjustments and running known controls to verify accuracy of test results. Notifies Clinical Laboratory Scientist Coordinator regarding serious equipment malfunctions. Refers all quality control data to Clinical Laboratory Scientist or to Clinical Laboratory Scientist Coordinator.
- Perform routine as well as emergency maintenance on and calibrate instruments in the assigned sections.
- Keep current regarding developments in technical instrumentation and trends and techniques in medical laboratory testing.
- Assists the Clinical Laboratory Scientist or Clinical Laboratory Scientist Coordinator in demonstrating testing procedures and equipment to new employees.
- May be assigned charge "tech" duties on afternoon and/or evening shift.
- Job requires knowledge, skill, and ability to provide testing care for a neo-natal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patient population.
- Computer skills are necessary.
- Must possess visual acuity to distinguish fine graduations of color and to closely examine specimens micro and macroscopically and possess manual dexterity sufficient to work with small instruments and delicate equipment.
- Work requires a level of knowledge of specific clinical tests and the ability to recognize abnormal results and to operate clinical laboratory equipment. This is generally acquired through the completion of an associate degree program in medical laboratory technology.
- Work requires knowledge of departmental policies and procedures, work routines, materials, and equipment at a level generally acquired through three to six months on the job orientation.
- Work requires a basic analytical ability to identify abnormal results and to recognize factors that directly affect procedures and results.
- Maintains certification in CPR.
- Must be registered or registry eligible as MLT(ASCP)