Sr Medical Technologist II

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Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 151440-1A
Date Posted: Jan 4, 2019
Category: Clinical Professional

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Senior Medical Technologist II

Position Summary:  Under the general supervision of the Laboratory Manager, independently performs a variety of clinical assays and the associated supporting work for use in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.  Performs start-up, maintenance, and troubleshooting procedures on the instruments and laboratory equipment.  Performs quality control and quality assurance procedures as required.  Reports results via computer.  May specialize in areas such as Blood Bank, Chemistry, Hematology, Immunology, Special Chemistry, Microbiology, or Laboratory Support Services.   Special assignments may include training of new employees, teaching Medical Technology students, and performing special projects as assigned.  The Sr. Medical Technologist Level II is expected to supervise the section in the absence of a manager.  Coverage includes rotating weekends and holidays.  Phlebotomy may be required.

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.
  2. Researches and investigates problems with clinical laboratory procedures, and makes or recommends modifications and corrections as appropriate.
  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. Orient, mentor, and teach clinical laboratory methods to colleagues and students performing related work.

Sr. Technologist Responsibilities

  1. Serve as an independent resource to colleagues, medical staff, and patients regarding questions and concerns pertaining to clinical testing protocol, procedures, and results.
  2. Take a leading role in some major area of the laboratory and act as a resource person.
  3. Perform tech in-charge responsibilities.
  4. Contribute new ideas and participate in changes within the department.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (cont).

Fiscal Management

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

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..

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 independently assess clinical test results and recommend appropriate additional tests and procedures to medical staff.
  • Ability to provide technical guidance, instruction, and leadership, to lower level professional staff within area of expertise.
  • Ability to concentrate for long periods of time, utilize good judgment, work accurately under pressure and handle stress to meet 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.
  • Ability to supervise daily activities in the absence of a manager.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.

Key Relationships:

  Position                                                                                                       Purpose/Activities

  1. Administrative Director

Provide general managerial support and oversight.

  1. Medical Director

Physician to provide diagnostic and technical consultation

  1. Manager

Provide supervision, technical, and managerial oversight.

  1. Sr. Medical Technologists /
    Medical Technologists

Work together to complete testing and associated supporting work.  Provide oversight of MLTs.

  1. Medical Laboratory Technicians

Work together to complete testing and associated supporting work.

  1. Sr. Phlebotomists/Phlebotomists

Work together to complete phlebotomy services.

  1. Computer Operators

Provide oversight for laboratory duties.

Scope/Impact Statement:

The Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Laboratory provides patient care by performing laboratory services which are scientifically sound, timely, and accurate through systems that satisfy service expectations, ensure continued quality and enhance the understanding of laboratory medicine.  Sr. Medical Technologists - II support the manager, work cooperatively to supervise the overall daily operations of their section, and assume additional responsibility.  A Sr. Medical Technologist – II must demonstrate the ability to work independently. 

Work Schedule:  Hours of work may be subject to change based upon the needs of the department.

Shift Rotation:  YES    Weekends/Holidays:  YES              On-Call:  RARELY

            First shift start time rotates between 6:00AM – 9:30AM.

            Second shift start time rotates between 2:30PM – 5:30PM.

            Third shift start time rotates between 8:45PM – 9:45PM.


Patient Care/Patient Contact Designation

Position has a direct impact upon health outcomes of the patient.

 Position facilitates the process that may impact patient access to services.

 No patient care/contact, and does not facilitate the patient care process or directly impact health outcomes.

Patient Population Served

Not Applicable (colleague does not perform work that involves Patient Care)

 X  Neonates (birth through 3 months)

 X  Infants (3 months through 1 year) 

 X  Toddlers (1 year through 3 years) 

 X  Children and Adolescents (3 years through 18 years)


About Us

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is part of 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.