Clinical Pathology

  • Microbiology Medical Technologist

    Job Location US-TX-Austin
    Posted Date 6 months ago(6/29/2018 2:59 PM)
    First shift
  • Overview

    Responsible for performing moderate and high complexity testing.  Analyzes, reviews, and reports test results and quality control results and takes remedial action when indicated.  Ensures specimen integrity by adhering to the laboratory’s procedures for specimen handling and processing.  Adheres to departmental policies and procedures to include departmental programs, quality control, quality assurance, and safety.




    Utilizes technical skills and abilities to perform laboratory testing.

    • Ability to perform moderate to high complexity testing.  Review of results required by general supervisor, technical supervisor/consultant, or laboratory director before reporting results.
    • Follows laboratory procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analysis, reporting, and maintaining records of patient results.
    • Understands and operates test systems proficiently
    • Ability to troubleshoot test systems and take appropriate action according to predetermined protocols.  Notifies appropriate supervisory panel

    Utilizes technical skills and abilities to accurately handle and process specimens.

    • Follows laboratory procedures for specimen processing
    • Correctly identifies proper tubes, containers, transport media and storage temperature for each test type.
    • Determines specimen acceptability, consulting with specimen processing supervisor, technologist, or pathologist as needed taking appropriate action when necessary.

    Utilizes job knowledge, judgment, and problem solving skills to ensure quality

    • Utilizes appropriate resources to answer inquiries for basic customer related issues.
    • Utilizes appropriate resources for proper specimen processing
    • Understands and follows all safety, infection control, and OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen guidelines.
    • Participates in departmental quality assurance programs.
    • Participates in departmental training programs

    Effectively utilizes departmental resources

    • Demonstrates efficiency by performing procedures rapidly and determining priority.
    • Utilizes appropriate supplies with minimal waste.
    • Operates equipment to maximize efficiency and minimize down time.
    • Utilizes unstructured time constructively.

    Utilizes personal and professional skills to promote client relations.

    • Communicates with laboratory staff and its clients to ensure quality patient care.
    • Maintains and supports a service oriented relationship with its customers.
    • Respects and maintains the confidentiality of information relative to clients and patients.
    • Strives to maintain a positive work environment.

    Enthusiastically performs miscellaneous duties with completion in a designated time frame.



    Education:  BS Degree in Medical Technology or Microbiology Degree with 1 additional year of Medical Technology training.


    Certification:  Certified in the area of Clinical Laboratory Science by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists or equivalent.



    Minimum – one year of laboratory training or experience or both in a laboratory performing high complexity testing.


    Preferred – two years of laboratory training or experience or both in high complexity testing within specialty.

    Mycobacteriology experience required.


    Skills:  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical reports.  Ability to write accurate and concise clinical documents, memos, and required correspondence.  Ability to collect and analyze data using statistical methods.  Ability to communicate effectively at all levels within the laboratory and with laboratory clients.


    Additional Information

    Must be able to successfully complete pre-employment background check and drug screen, EOE


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