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Job > Medical Technologist

Union vs. Non-Union Medical Technologists

Which do you prefer??? There are pros and cons to both that of which I'll outline in the coming lines, feel free to add or break it down.

Union Pros:
- Job security ...

3 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Field Service Engineers and Representatives

What are the wages for the the troubleshooters who come and fix you're analyzer when you accidentally spill coffee into your instrument's flowcell?

3 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Branching out with a Medical Technologist Degree

How can one use their medical technology degree to branch out into other settings. Let's think outside of benchwork. Everyone that I know who pursued a Master's in Micro found it ...

3 years ago
Job > Clinical Laboratory Scientist

Tips for clinical laboratory scientist interviews.

YOU ask THEM questions. What's your workload like? What instruments do you use? What is your average turn around time? Then when they tour you around the lab start glancing around ...

3 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

MLT or Forensic Science Degree

http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/careers/civilian_opportunities.shtml

Criminalist

The New York City Police Department is seeking applicants for the position of ...

3 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

MEDITECH vs. Misys

[QUOTE who="Rus in Norman, Oklahoma"]I'm not sure that I'm the biggest fan of Meditech. I've used both QLS and HBOC and I've liked both of them a bit better. Meditech just ...

3 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

MEDITECH vs. Misys

[QUOTE who="DS2010 in Denver, Colorado"]Thank you again Mr. Metro
Ah office politics suck and it sounds like you have your share of it in the lab, have heard that ...

3 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Do You Like Your Job?

[QUOTE who="MrMetro in NYC, New York"]Because maybe its true and everyone who gave her such advice was speaking from experience?[/QUOTE]

Fresh out of college I got ...

3 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Do You Like Your Job?

[QUOTE who="MLSNY in New York, New York"]We have a new tech in our lab -right out of school- and she already wants to go back to become a NP. She finally admitted that the ...

3 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Has the staffing shortage come to full circle?

I'm clocking 35 hrs OT this pay period (bi-weekly). We're short staffed on each shift. It's not even a case of people going on vacation, our full roster is just short-staffed. It's ...

3 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

A quick poll of instrumentation

This is actually a great thread, I suckle on jayjay juice as opposed to nuts but onto more pressing matters:

Hemo:
Gen-S. The best but wayyyyy OLD. Rarely breaks down ...

4 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

ASCP question

[QUOTE who="Tony in Buffalo, New York"]How do you know that metro? So 400 and above is pass normally, so your telling me they need to get 750??[/QUOTE]

Pretty much ...

4 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

ASCP question

People who graduated under a DOH program (non-NAACLS) need to get a 75% in order to pass.

4 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Beckman Sucks

We have Beckman's GenS for hemo, its a workhorse, but its so damn old that they don't even make parts for it anymore. We have to improvise and make parts with whatever we have ...

4 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Beckman Sucks

Which instrument has your lab switched to in lieu of Beckman's 48% Troponin bias fiasco? We got Tosoh, this has jacked everything up for Chemistry.

4 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Going back to the lab after 10 years away?

Come to think of it, you'd probably be perfect for QC. Keep on top of control lots and inventory, you did say you were a manager slash book keeper right? There it is, go that route ...

4 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Going back to the lab after 10 years away?

Why don't you just apply for lab management? You'll get a title like QC Manager, but you don't really deal with QC whatsoever, or be a supply supervisor or something. Once you hit ...

4 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

A day in the Lab

[QUOTE who="student in Port Neches, Texas"]Would it be a problem to become a Medical laboratory scientist if I am red-green color blind?
Thanks[/QUOTE]

Most ...

4 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

A day in the Lab

A Stat Lab shift:

Sign in, pull out any outstanding specimens that were left behind by the person you follow. Kind of like hockey during a line change, there are no timeouts ...

4 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

The future of this field.

"Its hard to recommend lab medicine as a career to anyone because of all the unethical billing practices that occur."

AMEN!

4 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Medical Technologist 1-year limited permits

If you go through a DOH Clinical rotation, as opposed to a NAACLS certified program, you're required to have 2 years of working experience before being able to sit for the National ...

4 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

SO WE HAD OUR LAB MEETING TODAY....

Most facilities are already short-staffed, get prepared for even more...errr...shorter staff. Thats great for the profession but its also a double-edged sword. The MT talent pool ...

4 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Medical Technologist 1-year limited permits

New grads straight out of school can opt for a 1-year limited permit and work while they wait to sit for a State or National exam (ie. NYASCP, ASCP). I'm getting different answers ...

4 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Medical Lab Burnout?

90% of sick calls in our lab are for mental health days. Everyone knows it, no one says anything.

4 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

ASCP Practice Test Resource Thread

Figured it'd be a good idea to start a thread full of links for free ASCP sample exams. I use this one, not really in-depth but I only use basic and not premium.

http://www ...

4 years ago
Job > Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy jobs in New York,NY

Try SIUH. We're crazy short.

4 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Salary for New York City Technologists?

[QUOTE who="CLS48 in California"]Well, I doubt they would give you 20 hrs of overtime a week. Overtime is always 1.5x base salary. So if you're making $24 an hr, your OT ...

4 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Salary for New York City Technologists?

[QUOTE who="CLS48 in California"]Well, I doubt they would give you 20 hrs of overtime a week. Overtime is always 1.5x base salary. So if you're making $24 an hr, your OT ...

4 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Salary for New York City Technologists?

If you work in Micro you'll be dealing with a lot of ass. Especially if your laboratory runs C.difs manually, and then there are O&Ps. Basically, a lot of what you know will go ...

4 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Salary for New York City Technologists?

Mostly St. Vincents but the batch I know in Meth right now are eh-eh about it. I mean NAACLS is NAACLS, its harder than a state track but you're better off in the end. It really ...

4 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

What's after Medical technologist?

[QUOTE who="ifwishwerehorses in Brooklyn, New York"]not bad, i hope to become a supervisor in 5 years from starting work date..... do supervisors, do any actual lab work ...

4 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

So, is everyone moving to California??

[QUOTE who="Eric in New York, New York"]I didn't think technicians were very common in New York. The licensing web site shows 2435 CLT's and 15,208 CLS's. Maybe there are ...

4 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Salary for New York City Technologists?

For the 1-year internship CSI had two NAACLS options, St. Vincents and Methodist. The NYDOH programs (which would only make you eligible for NYASCP) were SIUH, Lutheran, Harlem ...

4 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

So, is everyone moving to California??

[QUOTE who="Todd MLS (ASCP) in Fort Worth, Texas"]HELL NO THIS STATE HAS NO STANDARDS. (MLTS, PEOPLE WORKING WITHOUT CERTIFICATIONS)[/QUOTE]

I laughed out loud.

4 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Salary for New York City Technologists?

[QUOTE who="Melrose in Rego Park, New York"]30 sounds very good, where do you work Metro? Also what school did you get your CLS degree from? Is it usually easy for a new ...

4 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Feedback on New York Methodist Medical Technology Program

Every MT student in NYC wanted to get into the Methodist or St. Vincents' program because they were the only two NAACLS certified programs. But nowadays NAACLS is all defunct and ...

4 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Covering Your Butt

What are the main pitfalls that one MT must be wary about while working in a large teaching hospital? Mistakes that can get you canned right off the bat or would severely hurt your ...

4 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

job requirements

[QUOTE who="DM67 in Storrs Mansfield, Connecticut"]Does anyone else have any advice/comments? Anything will be very much appreciated and helpful. Thanks in advance.[/QUOTE ...

4 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

RN wanting a lab assistant position

Orgo is mandatory. I and II.

4 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

US NEWS rankes laboratory technicians as one of the 50 best jobs in America. (this must be a joke)

The article in itself is ambiguous in the fact that they aren't differentiating between a technician and a technologist, even a phlebotomist for that matter. Its the top 50 jobs ...

4 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

US NEWS rankes laboratory technicians as one of the 50 best jobs in America. (this must be a joke)

[QUOTE who="rigurat in Honolulu, Hawaii"]Now that I'm in this low paying, non-respected, and low gratitude situation, how do I get out of it without wasting my 4 year ...

4 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Who likes their job?

"Nurses and docs who think that you are a bottom feeder compared to them, and will have a resulting condescending attitude which will serve to boss you around like you are ...

4 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Is joining the military a good idea (for MedTechs)?

You'd still have to get through OCS in order to get commissioned as an officer. BS and ASCP certification should be cake, OCS, not so much. Start getting your letters of ...

4 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Are Lab science people spiteful, cocky, uncivilized, and arrogant?

Micro is always the best. Its like that everywhere, the commaderie between Microbiologists is far higher than those of other departments, much more teamwork as well.

4 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

MT. MLT, MLA: what they are allowed/not allowed to do.

New York City - The only difference between a technician and a technologist is the title on their ID. Technicians release results like any other technologist. Mind you, most of ...

4 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Professional Title Ignorance

Hahahaha. The Laboratory is the dungeon of the hospital. No one knows who you are and no one see's you. You have no patient contact and you have no contact with the floors. People ...

4 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

What Interface does your Laboratory use?

I don't know what the Doctors have access to in Meditech. I was told that they use Result inquiry to pull up their results. If thats the case then no wonder they always call for ...

4 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Does anyone actually like their Chemistry Analyzers?

We use a UCTA interconnected DxI and DxC from Beckman. I like it. Many of the problems that arise are user error though. People don't take the time to follow the troubleshooting ...

4 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

MLT starting salary

[QUOTE who="Carlos in Sugar Land, Texas"]I really find it hard to believe that mlt's are the reason MT's aren't better paid. I mean if there really is a shortage of lab ...

4 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

What Interface does your Laboratory use?

My Lab runs Meditech. Pretty stable, but its so OLD SCHOOL. Think of an upgraded DOS, and you pretty much have Meditech. We've played with the idea of using the Remisol but taking ...

4 years ago

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