Clinical Pathology - Do Not Use

Medical Technologist

US-TX-Austin
1 month ago
Type
Regular Full-Time
Shift
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.

Responsibilities

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

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

  • Accurately enters all required information presented on CPL or client specific requisitions into the laboratory information system.
  • Understands and recognizes laboratory information system alerts and flags and takes the appropriate actions.
  • Recognizes when information presented on requisitions is unclear and ambiguous and knows and follows corrective actions to be taken.
  • Participates in departmental quality assurance practices.
  • May act as a resource to others who require assistance/training.
  • Follows all departmental policies and procedures related to data entry
  • Recognizes personal limitations and seeks guidance from supervisors or managers when needed.

Enthusiastically performs miscellaneous duties with completion in a designated time frame

 

Qualifications

Education:  BS Degree in Medical Technology or Chemical, Biological, or Physical Science 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.

 

Experience: 

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.

Additional Information

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