Medical Technologist

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Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 150762-1A
Date Posted: May 28, 2019
Category: Clinical Professional

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Job Description

Welcome To

Lahey Health is a vibrant and growing health care system, recognized as a trailblazer in medicine and a standard bearer in patient experience. It includes an award-winning academic medical center, a superb constellation of community hospitals, home care services, rehabilitation facilities and more.

We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent in a market long recognized and revered as a global leader in health. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels, and we offer competitive salaries and benefits. We adhere to the principles of a just and fair work environment for all colleagues, where respect is foundational and performance is rewarded.


Per Diem ; Days


Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but are not limited to:

Test Performance

  1. Verify sample identification, acceptability of sample, and appropriateness of order according to written procedures.
  1. Handle each specimen according to written procedure and perform follow-up procedures on rejected samples according to protocol.
  1. Demonstrate ability to prioritize work by completing assignments according to written procedures without excessive waste within established turn around times.
  1. Recognize and evaluate unusual or unreasonable results.  Consult with manager or appropriate personnel about abnormal findings, unusual combinations or difficult analyses.
  1. Record laboratory results (observations/interpretations/calculations) on worksheets, verify results are entered into the laboratory computer system correctly, and report STAT and critical values according to protocol.
  1. Perform and document required QC/QA procedures according to established protocols.  Interpret results to determine existing or potential out of control situations.  Notify manager and/or QC coordinator.
  1. Perform surveys by testing, recording, and reporting results accurately.
  1. Perform scheduled maintenance and required documentation on instruments and equipment.  Notify manager and/or PM coordinator of unresolved problems.
  2. Assist as appropriate in teaching laboratory techniques to new colleagues and students.

Fiscal Management

  1. Contribute to department goal of optimization of resources and revenue enhancement.
  1. Maintain appropriate inventory.


General Expectations including but are not limited to:

Personal Actions

  1. Incorporate Lahey Clinic Guiding Principles and Mission Statement and Goals into daily activities.
  1. Comply with all Lahey Clinic and department specific policies.
  1. Follow established safety procedures as stated in the Laboratory Safety and Infection Control Manuals.


General Expectations (cont.):

Personal Actions (cont.)

  1. Participate in and successfully complete Mandatory Education.
  1. Comply with behavioral expectations of the department and Lahey Clinic.
  1. Establish and maintain courteous and effective interactions with patients and colleagues.
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of job description, performance expectations, and competency assessment.
  1. Demonstrate a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adhere to our customer service standards.
  1. Demonstrate commitment to stay current in scientific knowledge by completing 6 hrs/yr of continuing education.
  1. Participate in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities.
  1. Performs all other duties as needed or directed to meet the needs of the department.


Minimum Qualifications:

Education:  Baccalaureate degree including laboratory internship at an institution certified by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).  Or   Associates degree including laboratory internship at an institution certified by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) with a minimum of ten years full-time experience as a staff medical laboratory technician.


Licensure, Certification, Registration:  Eligible for certification by American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Board of Registry or the National Certification Agency (NCA) for Medical Laboratory personnel. or by American Medical Technologists (AMT) for Medical Laboratory personnel.  No licensure required.


Skills, Knowledge & Abilities: 

  • Knowledge of clinical tests and standards necessary to perform complex tests and accurately report result.
  • Analytic ability to perform complex tests, interpret findings, perform calculations, calibrate instruments, etc.
  • Ability to identify and evaluate clinical testing problems and to effect corrective action procedures and modifications.
  • Ability to concentrate for long periods of time, utilize good judgment, work accurately under pressure and handle stress to met deadlines.
  • Manual dexterity and acuity necessary to prepare specimens, prepare solutions, screen specimens, and operate instrumentation and a computer.
  • Interpersonal verbal and written English language skills sufficient to exchange information with physicians and other colleagues.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.


Experience:  Laboratory internship at an institution certified by NAACLS  or  related experience necessary to qualify to take certification exam.