- Performs standardized and moderately complex 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.
- Provides guidance to lower level technologists.
- Assists in staff/student education by demonstrating procedures and participating in their orientation and training.
- Ensures the collection of acceptable specimens; may perform venipuncture.
- Evaluates the validity of test results and confirms results by alternative methods.
- Maintains accurate and complete documentation of patient information, equipment and test results to comply with regulations.
- Ensures scheduled tests have been completed.
- May perform independent research activities and assist in the development of new procedures.
- Calibrates, performs preventive maintenance, and troubleshoots equipment and instrument malfunctions.
- Monitors laboratory supply levels and assists in reordering and inventorying supplies.
- Complies with all relevant safety and infection control policies and procedures.
- Performs related responsibilities as required.
- A bachelor's degree in medical technology, or a chemical, physical, or biological science.
- Certification by one of the following accreditation agencies: MT (ASCP), or categorical MT (HEW), MT (HHS), MT (AMT), MT (NCA), CHT (ABHI).
- Two years of medical technology experience.
*The bachelor's degree requirement may be waived for a medical technologist who was ASCP certified in the years prior to the bachelor's degree requirement by the American Society for Clinical Pathologists and a HEW/HHS technologist certified by Health and Human Services.