It is a high paced laboratory with lots of work.
Medical Technologist (Current Employee) – El Paso, TX – November 29, 2014
A typical day at work involves a lot of multitasking such as running the chemistry department while answering phone calls, taking care of the sample tube system, receiving samples, setting up microbiology samples and trouble shooting when chemistry analyzers go down.
What I have learned is that when work gets overwhelming, the most important thing to do is to take care of the stats first then work in the routine samples.
Management is understaffed as well, but many times they try to pass some of their workload on to the technologists in the other departments.
Some coworkers are eager to help other technologists while there are those that perform the minimum amount of work.
The hardest part of the job is trying to balance the workload while taking care of several department.
The most enjoyable part of the job is that everything usually gets completed by the end of the shift.
Provides good benefits.
There are times that lunch breaks cannot be taken because there is too much work.