Medical Technologist I ASCP
Performs blood tests on both humans and animals, with speed, method, precision and understanding of theory behind tests, studies morphology of constituents of blood to obtain data for use in diagnoses and treatment of disease.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Gains experience and develops working knowledge by performing routine and complex procedures utilizing complex instrumentation and manual methods
Responsible for the accuracy, interpretation and reporting of results
Performs and keeps accurate records of equipment maintenance and quality control
Refers problems and unusual results to appropriate personnel
Performs clerical and support services as needed. Responds to customer needs and requests
Participates in proficiency testing of unknowns and internal and external continuing education
Participates in continuing education programs related to laboratories
Special Coagulation Lab Specific:
Receives acceptable blood specimens sent to laboratory, labels specimen and requisition with laboratory computer number and logs information into computer. Separates specimens to be sent to proper testing station.
Measures blood/plasma quantitatively using pipettes making necessary dilutions in accordance with standard procedures.
Performs automated, semi-automated and manual testing in the Special Coagulation Laboratory. Included in this are the PT, PTT and Fibrinogen tests. Specialized testing includes all testing offered by MGH in the Special Coagulation Laboratory including tests for hypercoagulability, bleeding disorders, and monitoring new anticoagulants.
Utilizes all instrumentation available and is adept in all techniques used in the lab. These techniques include enzyme linked immunosorbant assays (ELISA), platelet aggregometry and operation of automated and manual assays.
Consults with supervisory technologist and/or hematologist/pathologist regarding difficult analyses or abnormal finding.
Knowledgeable regarding standard laboratory math and calculations needed to complete various work assignments.
Prepares reagents and controls according to manufacturers instructions (requires pipetting skills).
Records results of tests conducted in laboratory computer. Operates computer terminals to enter and retrieve pertinent laboratory information and reports, corrects inaccurate laboratory data.
May assist supervisory technologist. Helps to answer special coagulation-related questions.
Performs quality control procedures accurately and according to procedures, correctly documents corrective action logs and basic instrument maintenance logs.
Follows all safety (including infection control and hazardous material) policies and procedures. Notifies supervisor of unsafe conditions. Successfully participates in safety education and competency activities. Respond to and promptly resolves all unsafe conditions.
Performs additional job duties as assigned.
Bachelors Degree in Medical Technology preferred AND certification eligible
BS or BA in Science from an accredited college, AND
Certification Eligible based on one year work experience plus degree
Certification eligible CLT at MGH with one year of performance evaluations which meet or exceed expectations AND
Ten hours of documented continuing education in previous year within division, hospital or external programs
SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
All of the skills and abilities required for Clinical Laboratory Technologist
HIGH level of analytical ability and judgement
GOOD understanding of department policies and procedures, test principles and equipment operation,
Ability to work independently on standard procedures and assignments
HIGH level of professionalism
Ability to participate as requested in performance improvement, work re-design and divisional development projects
May be exposed to disease-bearing specimens, hazardous chemicals or fumes, other hazards normally associated with a clinical lab setting. Work environment may be noisy or crowded.
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