Medical Technologist
West Shore Medical Center - United States

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GENERAL SUMMARY

Under minimal supervision, performs a variety of routine and advanced chemical, microscopic and/or bacteriologic diagnostic laboratory tests, to assist physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of medical disorders and bodily malfunctions and in the evaluation of patient response to treatment. Analyzes and documents test results and reports clinical findings. Procures, prepares and processes specimens. Performs hematology, chemistry, microbiology, blood bank, serology and associated laboratory tests.

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

Level of knowledge equivalent to that ordinarily acquired through completion of a four year degree in medical technology.

Certification by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.

The analytical ability to interpret and analyze test results noting abnormalities and discrepancies, perform calculations and calibrate instruments. Ability to identify abnormalities and contradictory results.

The manual dexterity and visual acuity necessary to prepare specimen and solutions and microscopically examine specimen.

Interpersonal skills to frequently interact with patients, Medical Center staff and physicians.

Analytical ability as well as visual, hearing and sensory touch acuity necessary to assess patients' condition, developmental needs, and utilize professional judgment in providing care to patients of all age populations (i.e. peds, geriatric, adolescent, and adult).

BCLS certification required.

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