Emory Healthcare Medical Technologist II in Atlanta, Georgia
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.
Performs standardized and semi-routine biological, chemical, hematological, immunological, microbiological, and serological tests on animals in a research or clinical pathology laboratory.
May be required to perform tests in multiple disciplines.
Provides guidance to junior level technicians and assists in administrative activities, staff and student education, research and/or safety and infection control programs.
Performs other related duties as required/ may be assigned by the supervisor.
The position requires weekend rotation on an as needed basis by the department.
Properly uses laboratory equipment such as computers, centrifuges, balances, microscopes, auto-analyzers, cell counters.
Calibrates, performs regular maintenance, and troubleshoots equipment and instrument malfunctions. Communicates with service representatives when necessary to correct malfunctions.
Prepares reagents as needed.
Monitors inventories; advises when supplies need to be reordered.
May set up new equipment.
Works with supervisor/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.
Enters test results into computer.
May be responsible for section's data base files.
Maintains accurate and complete documentation of animal information, equipment, and test results to comply with regulations.
Documents corrective actions taken for out of range controls and test values.
Maintains clean, orderly and safe work area.
Complies with laboratory safety and infection control policies and procedures to prevent exposure to infectious materials.
May serve on laboratory's safety committee; write and maintain safety and infection control policies and procedures and Material Safety Data Sheets.
Analyzes specimens using waived, moderate and high complexity methods.
Performs selected procedures on specimens.
Performs required calculations.
Reports results by phone and/or computer.
Evaluates the validity of test results; compares to previous results and other laboratory data.
Identifies critical values and confirms results by alternative methods.
In complex cases, evaluates all information and determines whether test results should be released, repeated, or referred to a pathologist.
Audits computer reports to ensure that scheduled tests have been completed.
Assists in gathering data to monitor quality improvement standards and in preparing reports.
May independently research and assist in development of new procedures; compile and evaluate data and perform statistical analyses.
Preferred qualification: Microbiology experience
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Division Yerkes National Primate Resear
Campus Location Atlanta, GA, 30322
Campus Location US-GA-Atlanta
Department YRK: Clinical Pathology Lab
Job Type Regular Full-Time
Job Number 20312
Job Category Laboratory
Standard Hours 40 Hours
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled