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Reference Code: NEC0861
Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT)
Title of Immediate Supervisor: Administrative Director of Laboratory Services
- Full time, 40 hours per week
- Weekends included
- Four 10 hour shifts (6:30pm to 5:00am)
- Minimum rate $19.66
- Qualifications are listed in the job description
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Perform various chemical, microscopic, and bacteriologic tests to obtain data for use in diagnosis and treatment of diseases. This work is performed in accordance with established protocols, guidelines, standard textbooks and journals, and accreditation guidelines when appropriate.
Apply techniques used in the disciplines of coagulation, hematology, chemistry, urinalysis, microbiology, transfusion medicine, and serology.
Achieve accuracy and precision of results inherent in the analytical system assigned.
Adhere to QC guidelines and utilize sound technical knowledge and judgment in assessing the validity of the test system.
Accurately record specimen identification information and test results.
Handle infectious and potentially infectious material in a manner conducive to the protection of self and others.
Identify unusual, discrepant, or grossly abnormal laboratory results and correlate them with improperly drawn or submitted specimens or with test interferences, and process and report this information appropriately, and within the established time frame.
Appropriately calibrate, standardize, maintain, and troubleshoot laboratory instruments and equipment, and appropriately document, initial, and date procedures performed.
Communicate with outside service representatives in regard to instrument malfunctions, and follow instructions given for instrument repair.
Report unresolved problems/instrument malfunctions/follow up action to the Technical Supervisors/Lab Director.
Satisfactory completion of a course of instruction given by a school of Medical Technology approved by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals of the American Medical Associate or who is otherwise recognized as a Medical Laboratory Technician by the strictest of any external agency whose standards may be binding upon this hospital.
Registration by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) or the equivalent is required.
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