Medical Technologist

Medical Technologist

Reports to: Laboratory Manager

Position Overview: 

The medical technologist is a generalist position performing routine clinical laboratory tests and special tests in a CAP-accredited laboratory in the areas of clinical chemistry, hematology, serology, urinalysis, and microbiology. The medical technologist performs high quality laboratory testing is and adheres to the policies, mission, and goals of MIT Health. This position reports to the Laboratory Manager.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities*

  • Performs tests on clinical specimens in accordance with established procedures and regulations.
  • Is a generalist — has the ability and confidence to perform testing in clinical chemistry, serology, urinalysis, microbiology, and hematology.
  • Performs daily, weekly, and monthly maintenance as required.
  • Troubleshoots problems with instruments.
  • Performs QC and investigates when the QC is out of range.
  • Performs phlebotomy and specimen processing as needed.
  • Performs proficiency testing.
  • Follows universal precautions.
  • Assists in training of new staff as needed.
  • Can multitask and provide coverage across departments.
  • Prioritizes tasks in a complex and busy environment and sees them through to completion.
  • Assists the laboratory manager with projects.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology, Biology, or Chemistry required.
  • Must have certification in ASCP, NCA, or equivalent.
  • Ability to promote teamwork and proactively take on challenges.
  • Excellent critical thinking skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to address issues with tact and diplomacy. 
  • Complies with established risk management and safety procedures.
  • Complies with all local, state, and federal privacy and confidentiality rules and regulations.
  • Sound judgment and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to be accurate and detail-oriented. 
  • Strong organizational skills.

Job number: 24016
Grade level: 6

* To comply with regulations by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the principal duties in job descriptions must be essential to the job. To identify essential functions, focus on the purpose and the result of the duties rather than the manner in which they are performed. The following definition applies: a job function is essential if removal of that function would fundamentally change the job.

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