Medical Technologist Microbiology

Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 153492-1A
Date Posted: Mar 15, 2019

Job Description

About the Job

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.  Perform start-up, maintenance, and troubleshooting procedures on the instruments and laboratory equipment.  Perform quality control and quality assurance procedures as required.  Report 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 and teaching Medical Technology students.  Coverage includes rotating weekends and holidays.  Phlebotomy may be required.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but are not limited to:

Test Performance

  • Verify sample identification, acceptability of sample, and appropriateness of order according to written procedures.
  • Handle each specimen according to written procedure and perform follow-up procedures on rejected samples according to protocol.
  • Demonstrate ability to prioritize work by completing assignments according to written procedures without excessive waste within established turnaround times.
  • Recognize and evaluate unusual or unreasonable results.  Consult with manager or appropriate personnel about abnormal findings, unusual combinations or difficult analyses.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Perform surveys by testing, recording, and reporting results accurately.
  • Perform scheduled maintenance and required documentation on instruments and equipment.  Notify manager and/or PM coordinator of unresolved problems.
  • Assist as appropriate in teaching laboratory techniques to new colleagues and students.

 

Fiscal Management

  • Contribute to department goal of optimization of resources and revenue enhancement.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.

SHIFT: 30 hours, 2nd shift

About Us

The Lahey Model of Care—right care, right time, right place—is exactly what patients, providers and payers need and deserve. Identifying and delivering on this convergence of interests has positioned Lahey Health for further growth. Our model ensures care is highly coordinated and locally delivered, with lower costs and exceptional quality.

Lahey Health is a robust, regional system including a teaching hospital, community hospitals, primary care providers, specialists, behavioral and home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, and senior care resources throughout northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. The system has a global presence with programs in Canada, Jordan and Bermuda.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.