Medical Technologist - Casual
Posted on: June 3, 2021
Provide authority, responsibility and accountability for the
accurate performance of laboratory testing of a routine and
advanced nature. These tests are used in the diagnosis and
treatment of patients and in the evaluation of a patient's response
to treatment. Apply competent clinical knowledge to achieve
accurate clinical testing which leads to quality patient care
- Conduct, direct or assist with test development and
methodology/equipment evaluation, selection and
- Recognize critical, abnormal and unacceptable test results and
follow-up according to established protocols. Recognize factors
that affect measurements and results and initiate the necessary
corrective action according to established protocols. Identify
problems with instrumentation, methodology, specimens, supplies, or
results and take action as outlined in predetermined
- Operate and maintain equipment within the scope of training
utilizing defined schedules and written instructions to perform
quality control checks, preventive maintenance, and calibration.
Perform minor repairs. Use reagents and supplies in a
cost-effective manner; monitor and maintain an appropriate supply
- Train and orient new employees, students and residents, as
applicable and as assigned.
- All duties inclusive of an MLT (Medical Laboratory technician),
- Interact with all laboratory customers courteously and
professionally; respond to telephone inquiries in a timely
- Maintain in-depth knowledge of techniques, principles, and
instruments and their interrelationships as well as physiological
conditions affecting test results.
- Adhere to established laboratory and hospital policies in areas
of procedures, methods, quality control, quality assurance, safety,
compliance and personnel policies. Follow established procedures
for the collection (including phlebotomy, as required) and
processing of specimens for analysis including the appropriateness
and stability of the sample. Perform qualitative and quantitative
analytical procedures according to established protocols with
precision and accuracy in a timely and efficient manner.
- Assume responsibility for first-line supervision of the
section/department on a temporary basis as delegated.
- Performs High Complexity Testing (as defined by PA DOH) without
Bachelor of Science degree from an
accredited college/university AND successful completion of a CAHEA
accredited Medical Technology program, OR Bachelor of Science
degree from an accredited college/university with a major in
biological, chemical, physical or clinical laboratory science AND
ASCP categorical certification, OR Bachelor of Science degree from
an accredited college/university with a major in biological,
chemical, physical, or clinical laboratory science AND at least two
years' experience in a role equivalent to that of a Medical
Laboratory technician (MLT) in a clinical laboratory, OR equivalent
education and experience as defined by CLIA '88 and PA Bureau of
Laboratories for technologist performing high complexity testing.
Prefer 1 year experience in a hospital laboratory. Knowledge of
medical terminology and laboratory information systems
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Medical Technologist MT(ASCP), Medical Laboratory Scientist
MLS(ASCP), or equivalent certification preferred. New York License
required for NY locations.
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- UPMC is an Equal Opportunity
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