Job Description

Medical Lab Technician/Technologist - Per Diem - Microbiology
Job CategoryAllied Health
SchedulePer Diem
ShiftRotating Shift


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 under supervisory direction.

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.

Adheres to TMC organizational and department-specific safety, confidentiality, values, policies and standards.

Performs related duties as assigned.


EDUCATION:  Bachelor's degree in Biology, Chemistry, Physical Sciences or related field, or military or other education that meets requirements for possible certification as a Medical Technologist.

EXPERIENCE:  Preferred comparable work experience in medical or clinical laboratory setting.

LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: None needed or Registry-eligible by a national certifying organization such as ASCP HEW, NCA, etc.


  • Knowledge of quality control test measurements and regulations regarding analyzing specimens.
  • Skill in evaluating tests and identifying measures outside the norm, and whether any follow up testing might be required.
  • 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 and interpret bar graphs and apply basic algebraic concepts.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


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