- Bachelors degree is required
- Certification preferred per job description
- Computer skills are required
- Customer service skills are required
- Excellent communication skills are required
- Experience is required
VCU Health System's Molecular Diagnostics Lab is seeking a full time Medical Technologist Senior. The Medical Technologist Senior (MT Sr.) will perform the duties of a technical specialist in the Laboratory. Technically, the MT Sr. will be responsible for clinical testing and results reporting in all areas where training and verification of competency are attained. Assists the supervisor in the coordination of quality control procedures, trouble shooting, maintenance of procedure manuals, training and documentation, method evaluations and inventory control in his/her primary areas of responsibility. Consistently demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills. The MT Sr. should demonstrate a strong and energetic commitment to the laboratory's mission of efficiency and quality and act as a positive role model for peers and other coworkers.
Performance, evaluation and reporting of procedures outlined in the manual of standard operating procedures.
Notification of panic values to ordering physicians.
Customer service oriented communications.
Resolution of problems in testing and quality control.
Maintenance of SOPs.
The MT Sr. will assume the responsibilities of supervisor in his/her absence (weekends, holidays, etc.).
Availability for emergency coverage or on-call on evening and night shifts.
Bachelor's Degree in Clinical Laboratory Science (BSCLS) from an accredited program* or a Bachelor's Degree in Biology or Chemistry* in addition to graduation from an NAACLS-accredited CLS/MT certificate program
MT(ASCP) or MLS(ASCP) or CLS(NCA) or equivalent categorical certification within 18 months of promotion or hire into position
Minimum of three (3) years of clinical work experience as a Medical Technologist.
Depending on the laboratory assignment, work experience requirement may be specific to a particular specialty areas such as Microbiology, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Transfusion Medicine, Clinical Chemistry, Toxicology, etc.
*Unless grandfathered under previous hiring requirements, or Ph.D., or foreign trained MD
Master's Degree in Clinical Lab Science (MSCLS) from an accredited program
ASCP Specialty Certification
Skills and experience in molecular diagnostics testing, including: nucleic acid isolation, real-time PCR, fragment analysis, Sanger sequencing and, next-generation sequencing
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disability status.