Performs diagnostic testing following standardized procedures on patient samples, which aids physicians in the diagnosis and/or monitoring of various disease states. Resolves problems and interprets results as to accuracy, acceptability, and critical limits.
Processes specimens and performs testing; exercises judgment, evaluating test results with minimal guidance.
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.
Performs, records and evaluates quality control results and implements corrective action as appropriate.
Operates, maintains and troubleshoots instrumentation and equipment, correcting any malfunctions.
Documents and communicates technical and general information to appropriate individuals.
Ensures that adequate supplies and reagents are available to perform the required testing.
Assists in researching and evaluating new methods, procedures or equipment.
Participates in special projects and may help write procedures.
Trains other personnel in policies, procedures and protocols relating 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.
Communicates with coworkers, supervisors and management in a professional manner regarding work-related issues.
EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in medical technology or related field, or military or other education that meets requirements for certification as a Medical Technologist.
EXPERIENCE: Internship as a medical technologist or other comparable experience.
LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: Medical Technologist, registered or registry-eligible By a national certifying organization such as ASCP HEW, NCA, etc.