Blood Bank Medical Technologist II (S2091)
Holy Cross Hospital of Maryland - Silver Spring, MD

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General Summary:

Perform routine and specialized procedures, review and approve clinical test results for use in the diagnosis and treatment of patients in accordance with established protocol for a laboratory performing high complexity procedures as defined by the standards of the Clinical laboratory Improvement Act of 1988.

Supports the Mission of Trinity Health and Holy Cross Hospital.

Performs routine and specialized procedures in accordance as specified in the primary function, in a manner which assures an efficient work flow and a test turnaround time within the established limits designated in the department's scope of service; Reviews patient reports, logs, etc.; for accuracy, clarity and completeness, making corrective action as needed; Operates and maintains equipment necessary for the function of and provision of services by the department; Recognizes and troubleshoots technical and administrative problems, and initiates corrective action; Participates in the Department's Quality Assurance and Improvement Program. Actively participates in continuing education, and maintains current knowledge of hospital, departmental and related external agency technical, administrative, safety, and regulatory policies; Interacts with physicians, laboratorians, health care professionals and other professionals regarding patient care issues; Maintains patient, quality control, quality assurance and other related records; Utilizes time, material and equipment resources in an efficient, safe and cost effective manner; Actively participates and assists in external and internal education programs; Incorporates and assists in external and internal education programs; Works with infectious and hazardous substances. Be capable of performing major and minor instrument troubleshooting; Result and Edit/Corrected reports upon notification of a Manager/Pathologist; Assuring that all remedial actions are taken whenever test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications; Monitoring testing analyses and specimen examination to ensure that acceptable levels of analytic performance are maintained; Ensuring that patient test results are not reported until all corrective actions have been taken and the test system is properly functioning; Providing orientation to testing personnel; Incorporates Trinity's mission and goals and the Organization Integrity Plan into daily work. As a senior technologist in the department can act as a charge tech in the absence of the manager or a MT III. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor of Science degree in Clinical Laboratory Technology (Medical Technology), biological, chemical or related science; and satisfactory completion of a clinical laboratory educational rotation;


A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university including courses in biological science, chemistry and mathematics –and- successful completion of a NAACLS accredited Medical Technologist program .


A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university, including 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) of biological science (with one semester in microbiology), 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) of chemistry, one semester (one quarter) of mathematics, -and- one year of full time acceptable clinical laboratory experience in Blood Banking, Chemistry, Hematology, Microbiology, Immunology and/or Clinical Microscopy within the last ten years. Clinical rotations or professional experience must be under the supervision of a pathologist (certified by the American Board of Pathology) or an appropriately board certified medical scientist and a certified medical technologist. –


Greater than five years of verifiable experience in Clinical Laboratory Setting;

Documented ASCP, AMT, or NCA certification as a Medical Technologist. Certification eligible employees must pass certification/qualifying examination from credentialing agency within 12 months of employment or employee will revert to Medical Technologist I. Will consider previously certified Medical Technologists, who met the credentialing requirements by the Department of Health Education and Welfare (HEW certified MT).

Strong knowledge of laboratory methodologies, interpretation of results, quality assurance, and CMS regulations preferred . Have ability and experience to perform as a trainer for new employees. Ability to work in harmony with other personnel; Must have visual acuity, to include depth perception and color discrimination; Demonstrates basic computer literacy; Demonstrates comprehension, skill and command of oral and written English Language communication.

Working Conditions:

Must have manual dexterity to process laboratory specimens. Must have visual acuity, to include depth perception and color discrimination. Must be able to hear and verbally communicate with a telephone. Must be able to lift and stock supplies weighing up to 40 pounds. Must be physically able to transport specimens, supplies, reports, etc.