Medical Lab Technician (MLT)/Medical Technologist (MT/MLS) - Microbiology
Performs clinical laboratory tests and procedures to obtain data for use in diagnosis and treatment of disease.
Processes specimens and performs testing under the guidance of a medical technologist.
Meets expected turnaround time for test results.
Recognizes abnormal or unusual test results and determines course of action following predetermined criteria prior to reporting results; if necessary, confers with a medical technologist, supervisor or pathologist before reporting results.
Performs, records and evaluates quality control results and implements corrective action as appropriate.
Operates, maintains and troubleshoots instrumentation and other equipment, correcting basic malfunctions.
Documents and communicates technical and general information to appropriate individuals.
Ensures that adequate supplies and reagents are available to perform the testing required.
Trains other personnel in policies, procedures and protocols pertaining to their job duties; provides documentation as necessary.
Communicates and interfaces with hospital personnel, patients, medical staff and family members to ensure high quality patient care.
Adheres to TMC organizational and department-specific safety, confidentiality, values, policies and standards.
Performs related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION: Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school
EXPERIENCE: Internship as a Medical Laboratory Technician, or equivalent experience in a clinical laboratory setting.
LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: Registered or registry eligible for MLT by ASCP, HEW, or AMT.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of clinical laboratory protocols to follow to ensure tests and procedures are accurate.
Skill in performing lab analyses and recognizing abnormal or unusual test results, then determining proper course of action.
- Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
Ability to complete routine reports and correspondence.
Ability to listen and accurately interpret others’ communication or instructions to take appropriate action.
Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Ability to calculate figures and compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw, interpret bar graphs, and apply basic algebraic concepts.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.