EDUCATION: Graduate of an approved medical technology program. Qualified by education, training or experience to work with the neonate, infant, toddler, adolescent, adult, and/or geriatric patient population as specialty assignment dictates.
EXPERIENCE: Experience in patient care as obtained through completion of an approved Medical Technology program. An ability and willingness to apply knowledge and skills and maintain clinical competency as to implement lab services as demonstrated through practices, performing complex laboratory procedures and quality control across the major areas of the laboratory, recognizing abnormal and inadequate results and utilizing background in technical methodology and theory to independently perform, interpret and report test analyses as required. Demonstrates skill in the use of applicable equipment; mature judgment and initiative required; is able to work without direct supervision; shows professional interest through self-development, continuing education, and involvement in professional organizations; presents a positive attitude and professional appearance. Ability to give and follow written and oral instructions; ability to communicate effectively with others; ability to react and perform under stress in emergency situations; ability to plan and organize work for self and others; ability to exercise analytical judgment on work to be done and meet job demands. Provides on-call and callback coverage as required.
LICENSE OR CERTIFICATION: Medical Technologist licensure or permit to work in state of TN required.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Exposure to infectious agents; Frequent and prolonged standing, walking, sitting and reaching to perform tests and operate equipment; Wrist and digital dexterity to perform lab tests and data entry. Concentration, color recognition and attention to detail are necessary to detect changes in specimens and perform required tests.