The MT/MLT performs routine procedures on clinical specimens from individuals throughout the life span. The MT/ MLT may perform invasive and non-invasive tests on patients of all ages. He or she reports results of tests to the physician for use in the diagnosis, treatment and/or monitoring of diseases. He or she is responsible for performing high quality work with speed and accuracy. He or she is responsible for proper quality control measures, proper operation of equipment and for performing and maintaining ongoing quality control records and maintenance on all instruments and documentation of such.
- Master or bachelor’s degree in a chemical, physical, or biological science, clinical laboratory science or medical technology from an accredited institution (MT).
- Associate degree in laboratory science or medical laboratory technology from an accredited institution (MLT).
- Training and Experience
- Documentation of training and college degree.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
- Perform only those high complexity tests that are authorized by the Laboratory Director and require a degree of skill to commensurate.
- Follow the laboratory’s procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results.
- Maintain records that demonstrate that proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient specimens.
- Adhere to the laboratory’s quality control polices and documenting all quality control activities, instrument, and procedural calibrations, and maintenance performed.
- Follow the laboratory’s established policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratory’s established acceptable levels of performance.
- Identify problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and either corrects the problem or notifies the supervisor of the situation.
- Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications.
- Maintains TAT standards for routine, timed, and STAT testing.
- Days vary
- Shifts vary
- Weekend rotation
- Holiday rotation