The Medical Technology Generalist III performs routine and complex procedures for clinical diagnostic purposes in accordance with established standards and procedures. Performs laboratory testing in Chemistry, Hematology, Blood Bank and Microbiology (Bacteriology, Serology, Virology, Mycology and Mycobacteriology). Serves as team leader for Medical Technologists I and II, other laboratory staff and healthcare professional students.
Performs Quality Control (QC) and complex patient testing, develops skills and maintains competency in routine, “specials” and assigned laboratory areas.
Performs patient and QC material tests and reports results in accordance with departmental policy.
Ensures error rate is consistent with established departmental standards.
Reports and documents critical and corrected values per medical laboratory policy.
Incorporates clinical correlation of results with other known patient in result verification per department procedure including delta checks.
Prioritizes and manages workload to meet or exceed established Turn-Around-Times (TATs).
Maintains competencies and new skills as technologies change.
Assesses proper inventories and correctly uses supplies and reagents.
Assesses inventory levels and is responsible for ordering reagents and supplies to maintain appropriate levels to ensure operational continuity.
Receives, stores and properly verifies reagents for quality prior to use, per departmental policy.
Utilizes reagents and supplies according to manufacturer and/or procedural instructions.
Disposes of reagents and supplies in accordance with departmental safety guidelines.
Performs advanced equipment trouble-shooting and maintenance responsibilities.
Performs and documents routine and complex equipment maintenance on a scheduled basis, consistent with departmental policy.
Performs and documents equipment maintenance on a routine basis.
Recognizes, trouble –shoots, resolves and documents instrument malfunctions in a timely manner.
Ability to accurately perform testing procedures.
Proficiency in interpreting and evaluating laboratory results.
Ability to handle specimens properly.
Sufficient sight (including color discrimination), manual dexterity and mobility to function effectively in exercising job responsibilities.
Demonstrates knowledge of quality, safety and compliance programs.
Knowledge of bio-hazard and chemical risks and precautions to avoid contamination.
Demonstrated ability to work well independently and with others.
Competence in both oral and written English.
Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious work relationships with staff, physicians, Hospital and University officials, and the general public.
Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology or related field, with a registry by the American Society of Pathologist (ASCP) (MT), (H/C), or an equivalent registry. Five (5) years of progressive work experience in an accredited laboratory.
Must be able to work assigned shift, (days, evenings, nights,) and weekends and holidays, when required.
Must be able to stand, walk, sit, lift (12-25lbs), bend, pull, push, reach, handle, write, type, file, speak, hear, see (depth perception, color vision), calculate, compare, edit, evaluate, interpret and organize for extended periods of time.
Howard University Hospital is one of America's best hospitals. The rich tradition of leadership and service at Howard University Hospital (HUH) dates back to 1862. Housed in converted army barracks, it was initially called Freedmen’s Hospital and provided a refuge where ex-slaves received the medical care they were denied elsewhere.
In the late 1860s, Freedmen’s formed a partnership with the Ho...ward University College of Medicine to train African-American medical professionals. Together the medical school and the hospital have served as a training ground for many of the nation's top African-American physicians.
Over the course of its 145-year history of providing the finest primary, secondary and tertiary health care services, Howard University Hospital has become one of the most comprehensive health care facilities in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and designated a DC Level 1 Trauma Center. In April 2007, the Hospital ranked number one among selected area hospitals on 19 quality measures published by the U.S. Health and Human Services Department.
A private, nonprofit institution, HUH is the nation's only teaching hospital located on the campus of a historically Black university. It offers medical students a superior learning environment and opportunities to observe or participate in ground-breaking clinical and research work with professionals who are changing the face of health care. Washingtonian and Black Enterprise magazines have identified physicians affiliated with the hospital as leaders in a vast range of specialties.