The Medical Technologist independently performs waived, moderate and high complexity diagnostic clinical laboratory tests. The Medical Technologist provides accurate and timely results and reports which influence critical decisions made by clinicians. The position assists clinicians in appropriate utilization of laboratory services and interpretation of results. The Medical Technologist may be asked to supervise other Technologists and Phlebotomists in the absence of the Assistant Lab Manager or Lab Manager. Position may also perform other administrative duties as assigned by, Assistant Lab Manager or Laboratory Manager.
Consultation/Processing (preanalytical): Judges the appropriateness of test orders or availability of testing. Recommends appropriate tests when applicable. Instructs patients in specimen collection. Performs blood collection using various techniques as needed. Accurately identifies patient/labels using 2 identifiers and processes specimens using standard precautions and assuring specimen integrity.
Laboratory Testing (analytical): Operates various types of laboratory analyzers and equipment. Interprets patient test results correctly for age of patient population. Collaborates with other technologists when unusual clinical specimens or test results present. Verifies abnormal results as specified by test procedures when necessary. Identifies and investigates possible causes of abnormal or unusual test results. Demonstrates consistent work performance during stressful situations.
Result Reporting (post-analytical): Assumes responsibility for laboratory data and information through use of electronic systems and/or written and verbal reports. Notifies providers of critical values and documents such notification. Uses features and functions of laboratory information systems (LIS), the electronic health record (EHR) and interfaced systems with accuracy and efficiency. Troubleshoots information and interface system and corrects problems. Ensures that work logs and reports are accurate and timely.
Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Clinical Laboratory skills appropriate to perform waived, moderate and high complexity testing. Understanding of age specific and cultural needs of UHC student patients and providers. Competence in laboratory skills. Skilled in critical thinking, communication across levels of understanding and privacy/confidentiality.
Internal Number: S02881P
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