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TECHNOLOGIST, MEDICAL II

UMass Memorial Medical Center
Worcester

Job Description

Works with considerable independence to perform and interpret various chemical, microscopic, and/or bacteriologic tests to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. Is fully proficient in the use of all equipment and procedures for an assigned area.

Qualifications

Bachelors degree or successful completion of an accredited four year school of Medical Technology. ASCP certification as an MT is preferred. Three years of related experience.

Major Responsibilities:

Follows established protocols to perform various tests, including the most complex, for an assigned area. Provides guidance and consultation to Medical Technologist Is and Medical Lab. Technicians in the interpretation of complex or unusual test results.

Interprets and correlates clinical test results with patient history, diagnosis, and clinical condition in order to explain test results (normal/abnormal) so that appropriate action can be taken.
Troubleshoots testing process discrepancies.

Assists in development new test and quality procedures for assigned area.

Ensures that test results meet requirements of the laboratory quality control program.

Ensures preventative maintenance for equipment in assigned area. Performs moderately complex troubleshooting, repair, and modification of a wide range of complex equipment and instrumentation.

May assist in the roll-out of new equipment and equipment modifications.

Instructs technicians and technologists in the set-up and operation of new equipment and procedures.

Ensures compliance with all laboratory quality and safety policies.

Instructs students in clinical laboratory operations and procedures.

Maintains accurate records of tests performed, using computer-based systems.

Complies with established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives.

Attends variety of meetings, conferences, and seminars as required or directed.

Demonstrates use of quality improvement in daily operations.

Complies with all health and safety regulations and requirements.

Respects diverse views and approaches, and contributes in maintaining an environment of professionalism, tolerance, civility and acceptance toward all employees, patients and visitors.

Performs other similar and related duties as required or directed.

All responsibilities are essential job functions.

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