Performs simple to complex clinical laboratory tests in one or more sections of the laboratory. Work requires a professional level of knowledge in order to read and interpret test results, especially those which are abnormal or atypical. Assignments may require overseeing the work of students and new employees. Duties may vary by assigned area but include quality control performance and interpretation, instrument maintenance and troubleshooting, inventory control and management, instrument calibration, test correlation, and specimen / test troubleshooting. Accurately reviews and reports test results appropriately utilizing lab information system and notifies appropriate patient care personnel of test results.
Must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology/Clinical Lab Science, or have obtained technologist equivalency through experience and a Health and Human Services (HHS) approved examination. Must possess ASCP/NACLS certification or be certified eligible as a MT. Will consider MLT's with associate degree. Must be capable of performing technically demanding tests; theoretical understanding of quality assurance sufficient to monitor and to implement quality control. Must have the ability to participate in the introduction and implementation of new procedures and evaluation of new instruments which includes a basic knowledge of accuracy, precision, normal ranges and correlation with existing methods. Must have analytical abilities necessary to operate technical equipment, perform tests with high degree of accuracy relating test results to normal healthy state and to the presence of diseases or other conditions which may alter test results. Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of human growth and development possessing the ability to assess data relative to age-specific needs. Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment in dealing with the broad scope of procedural and technical problems. Must be able to communicate technical or general information to medical, paramedical or non-medical individuals. Must possess visual acuity to distinguish fine gradations of color and to closely examine specimens micro and macroscopically. Must possess manual dexterity sufficient to work with small instruments and delicate equipment.