EDUCATION: Graduate of an approved Medical Lab Technician 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 Lab Technician (MLT) program. An ability and willingness to apply knowledge and skills and maintain clinical competency to implement lab services as demonstrated through practices, performing of specific lab tests and quality control, recognizing abnormal and inadequate results. Demonstrates skill in the use of applicable equipment; mature judgment and initiative required; 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 effectively record and reflect observations; 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 Lab Technician licensure or permit to work in state of TN.
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.