Emory Healthcare Medical Technologist II in Atlanta, Georgia

Description

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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.

Additional Details

  • 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