General Lab Medical Technologist
DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:
The Medical Technologist performs medical laboratory tests, procedures, and analyses to provide data for use in diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. Assures laboratory results are accurate and reported timely.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Performs quality control studies to ensure accuracy of clinical data.
Performs routine preventative maintenance on assigned instruments and equipment according to established schedule and procedure.
Verifies instrument functioning by checking and calibrating specific lab instruments and documents data.
Records on instrument logs any repairs, replacement, and maintenance needed of equipment.
Conducts chemical, hematological, microbiological, immunological, serological, and immunohematological analyses of body fluids such as blood, urine, spinal fluid, and other specimens submitted for laboratory testing to determine presence of normal and abnormal components.
Analyzes test results and enters findings in computer.
Trains and supervises students.
Performs duties according to age specific needs of patients.
Performs troubleshooting as necessary.
Call critical results within established guidelines.
Notifies Pathologist and Section leader of any unusual or unexpected findings.
Meets established turnaround times.
EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university.
Successful completion of a one-year internship in medical technology.
Louisiana State License as CLS-Generalist; National Certification -MT (ASCP) or equivalent.
Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Basic computer skills; operation of equipment/instruments.
Physical Demands/Work Environment
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, talk and hear.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be at risk for exposure to blood-borne pathogens and tuberculosis.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Mental competence and alertness, dexterity and accuracy of physical movements; clear, concise, pleasant speaking abilities; accurate hearing is essential; visual acuity is a must; stability of emotional make up is essential.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.