Laboratory Assistant, Medical Technologist, Technical Specialist
JOB DESCRIPTION: Performs advanced specialized laboratory procedures and evaluates data reliability. Takes appropriate corrective action. Teaches procedure theory and techniques and provides advanced troubleshooting support on methodologies and instrumentation. Performs other related duties as required. Assists in troubleshooting instruments and maintaining equipment. Orders and maintains supplies and equipment for developmental testing. Works with manager to formulate plan for professional development. Attends educational in-services as appropriate. Participates in professional activities and organizations to maintain knowledge of current trends, practices, and developments. Teaches theory and clinical procedures to Medical Technology students, graduate students, and pathology residents. Develops and conducts in-service training and continuing education programs for Medical Technologists or Histotechnologists. Develops or updates laboratory procedures. Performs advanced developmental and routine procedures as required. Develops teaching protocols for specialized testing. Researches documents and journals for developments in the field. Assists in writing scientific articles regarding clinical procedures developed in the laboratory.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in medical technology, clinical lab science or a chemical, physical or biological science. Other bachelor's degree will be accepted if graduated from an accredited school of medical technology or if science and math coursework meet requirement of certifying agency. Education Exception: Bachelor's degree may be waived for a medical technologist who was ASCP certified in the years prior to the bachelor's degree requirement by ASCP and a HEW/HHS technologist certified by Health and Human Services. Three years of related laboratory experience preferred. Positions in this classification may require certification in a particular laboratory specialty. Blood Bank/Stem Cell experience.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the workday (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock, Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation, Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.
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