- Entry level
- No Education
- Salary to negotiate
- Decatur, GA, United States US
JOB DESCRIPTION: Performs standardized and semi-routine biological, chemical, hematological, immunological, immunohemotological, microbiological, and serological tests in a research or clinical laboratory. May perform tests in one scientific discipline or perform selected tests in multiple disciplines. Performs other related duties as required. Properly uses laboratory equipment as required. Calibrates, performs preventive maintenance, and troubleshoots equipment and instrument malfunctions. Prepares reagents as needed. Assists in ordering and inventorying lab supplies. Works with manager to formulate plan for professional development. Attends educational in-services as appropriate. Participates in professional activities and organizations to maintain knowledge of current trends, practices, and developments. Enters test results into computer. Maintains accurate and complete documentation of patient information, equipment, and test results to comply with regulations. Documents corrective actions taken for out of range test values. Maintains clean, orderly and safe work area. Complies with hospital and laboratory safety and infection control polices and procedures to prevent exposure to infectious materials. May assist in staff and student education by demonstrating procedures and by assisting in staff continuing education activities. Performs analysis of patient specimens using standard and semi- routine laboratory tests. Performs selected procedures on specimens. Performs required calculations. Reports results by phone and/or computer. Evaluates the validity of test results by comparing them to previous results and other laboratory data, identifies critical values and confirms results by alternative methods. Refers abnormal or unexpected results to the appropriate individual(s). Audits computer reports to ensure that scheduled tests have been completed. Assists in gathering data to monitor quality improvement standards. May perform venipuncture or capillary puncture to obtain blood specimen.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in medical technology, clinical lab science or a chemical, physical or biological science. Other bachelor's degree will be accepted if graduated from an accredited school of medical technology or if science and math coursework meet requirement of certifying agency. Bachelor's degree may be waived for a medical technologist who was ASCP certified in the years prior to the bachelor's degree requirement by ASCP and a HEW/HHS technologist certified by Health and Human Services. Eligible for certification by one of the following accreditation agencies: MT (ASCP), MLS (ASCP) or categorical, MT (NCA), MT(AMT), MT(HHS or HEW). State of Georgia requires certification must be obtained within 18 months of cumulative employment as a medical technologist. (Exception: HLA Technicians must be certified within 18 months of completing a 12 month training period in HLA.)
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock, Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation, Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.
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