Medical Technologist Level II - FT
Metroplex Hospital - Killeen, TX

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Performs routine and special laboratory assays of patient specimens, exercising independent judgment when evaluating the validity of test results prior to result reporting. Operates and calibrates all equipment in the area of specialization, evaluates the validity of laboratory data, records test results, communicates with physician, pathologists and nursing staff regarding test procedures and results. Bachelor's degree required with a Certified Medical Technologist (ASCP) or Categorical and Specialist certification (ASCP).

Essential Functions: · Knowledgeable of the policies and procedures as related to the clinical area assigned.
· Meets all responsibility and requirements of clinical laboratory technologist as defined by federal, state and local laws. Also adheres to federal
state and local laws.
· Assists the section supervisor in the daily operation in any one or all areas of the section assigned. · Is able to solve most problems and handle difficult situations with little or no supervision. Has oral and communicative skills adequate to

comprehend technical material and communicates with medical professionals.

Practices clinical laboratory science, which means is responsible for the examination of materials or specimens taken from the human body

to provide information or material for use in the diagnosis, prevention or treatment of a disease or the assessment of a medical condition.

This includes the preanalytic, analytic and postanalytic phases of such examinations.
· Operates, calibrates, maintains and supervises operation of all related equipment: establishes and maintains quality
control records and all department files. As required, maintains a complete record of all routine and emergency repairs and preventive
maintenance on all equipment.
· Performs clinical laboratory examinations as well as clerical duties as needed within any and all sections of the laboratory depending
on the scope of the laboratory’s activity and availability of personnel. Typically these duties include certain preanalytic functions and/or
stat testing during off shifts and/or weekends. This may include temporary work assignments in any section or department of the laboratory.
Occasional phlebotomy duties may also be assigned as needed by the Administrative Director(s).
· Performs clinical laboratory examinations on body fluids and exudates utilizing quantitative, qualitative or automated methods. Performs
any test for which competency has been validated to obtain data for use in diagnosis and treatment of disease.
· Receives written or electronic requests from physicians for routine or special laboratory tests.
· Sets up and adjusts laboratory instrumentation as required.
· Interacts with and/or performs clinical laboratory examinations on patients of all ages. Obtains specimens for clinical laboratory examination
directly from any patient of any age, including infants.
· After proper instruction, must be able to operate any scientific instrument and perform any required procedure. Must be able to use
independent judgment and knowledge to perform related tasks.
· Must possess sufficient academic, technical and clinical skills and knowledge to evaluate, trouble shoot, research and resolve day-to day
problems that arise or special projects as assigned by Supervisors or Laboratory Administration.
· May be required to oversee the work of non-independent technicians and trainees.
· In the absence of a section supervisor, may be designated to serve as an acting supervisor of a section, with all incumbent duties of the
section supervisor.
· Near visual acuity is required to read detailed instructions to examine specimens.
· Must possess technical reading skills in order to be able to read and comprehend technical manuals.
· Has knowledge of and understands current College of American Pathology (CAP) Standards for the clinical aspect of the department.
· Excellent customer service skills.
· This is a staff –level position reporting directly to all staff Supervisors.
Qualifications
Level II Blood Bank Medical Technologist Additional Duties 80%of total time: · Assists the staff and functions of the laboratory, when required.
· Works with all laboratory and hospital staff
· Timeliness of all duties.
· All other duties as assigned.
· Responsible for training new employees and CTC students
· Serves as a lead tech in Blood Bank and Serology
· Covers on call hours and provides technical assistance to all shifts in absence of Blood Bank Supervisor
· Assist Blood Bank Supervisor in implementing, maintaining and monitoring BB/SERO procedures
· Efficiently manages blood inventory
· Inventories supplies for Blood Bank and Serology
· Responsible for monthly Quality Assurance and maintenance in Serology
· Participates and Orders Blood Bank and Serology CAP surveys
· Performs daily QA review to include Blood Bank logs, QC results, Temp charts, and Blood Bank exception reports
Qualifications: · Licensure: By a board of clinical laboratory science as a certified technologist. Preferably with one of the national registries associated
with laboratory practice (NCA, ASCP, NRCC, etc.) as a generalist or clinical specialist.
· Education: Bachelor's or advanced graduate degree in clinical laboratory science, one of the specialty areas or one of the chemical or
biological sciences. Board-registered or eligible for registry as a medical technologist or specialist in a specialty field.
· Experience:
Note: Bachelor’s degree may be waived by the Administrative Director if appropriately licensed depending on the amount and type

of experience and certification held.
· Flexibility in scheduling of hours. May be required to work overtime, weekends and holidays.
· Other: Ability to read, write and follow instructions in English. Good oral communication skills. Excellent customer service skills. Strong analytical and mathematical abilities. Excellent organization and people skills. Computer skills with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, Internet and current hospital patient care computer programs, preferred.
· This position is primarily light in nature. The maximum amount of lifting is 20% of body weight. The position requires walking, standing and sitting. Must meet the hospital's established health requirements.
Physical Demands

Sanding: 20-30% of the time

Walking: 20-30% of the time

Lifting: 1-5% of the tim

Bending: 1-5% of the time

Pulling/Pushing: 1-2% of the time

Sitting: 40-60% of the time

Hearing: acceptable to perform duties of position.

Vision: acceptable to perform duties of position

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