Nov 19, 2021

Medical Technologist Sr

  • VCU Health System
  • Richmond, VA, USA

Job Description

The Medical Technologist Senior (MT Sr.) will perform the duties of a technical specialist in the Laboratory. Technically, the MT Sr. will be responsible for clinical testing and results reporting in all areas where training and verification of competency are attained.

The Medical Technologist Senior assists the supervisor in the coordination of quality control procedures, trouble shooting, maintenance of procedure manuals, training and documentation, method evaluations and inventory control in his/her primary areas of responsibility. The MT Sr. should demonstrate a strong and energetic commitment to the laboratory’s mission of efficiency and quality and act as a positive role model for peers and other coworkers. This job also consistently demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire:
Certified as a Medical Technologist (MT) or Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) by the National Credentialing Agency (NCA) or equivalent ASCP Specialty or Categorical certification.

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment:
Current MT(ASCP) or MLS(ASCP) or CLS(NCA) or equivalent ASCP Specialty or Categorical certification.

Experience REQUIRED:
Minimum of three (3) years of clinical work experience as a Medical Technologist.
Depending on the laboratory assignment, work experience requirement may be specific to a particular specialty areas such as Microbiology, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Transfusion Medicine, Clinical Chemistry, Toxicology, etc.

Experience PREFERRED: N/A

Education/training REQUIRED:
Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Laboratory Science (BSCLS) from an accredited program OR a Bachelor's Degree in a Biological Science* in addition to graduation from an NAACLS-accredited CLS/MT certificate program OR Bachelor’s Degree in a Biological Science with 8 or more years of on the job training in a hospital health care environment in a specific lab discipline performing high complexity testing in blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology and clinical microscopy (categorical or generalist certification required).*unless grandfathered under previous hiring requirements

Education/training PREFERRED:
Masters Degree in Clinical Lab Science (MSCLS) from an accredited program

Independent action(s) required:
Performance, evaluation and reporting of procedures outlined in the manual of standard operating procedures.
Notification of panic values to ordering physicians.
Customer service oriented communications.
Resolution of problems in testing and quality control.
Maintenance of SOPs.

Supervisory responsibilities (if applicable):
The MT Sr. will assume the responsibilities of supervisor in his/her absence (weekends, holidays, etc.).

Additional position requirements:
Rotating weekends.
Availability for emergency coverage or “on-call” on evening and night shifts.

Age Specific groups served: All

Physical Requirements (includes use of assistance devices as appropriate):
Physical: Lifting 20-50 lbs.
Other: Exposure to biohazards and potentially infectious body fluids.
Activities: Prolonged standing, Prolonged sitting
Repetitive motion: typing, pipetting
Mental/Sensory: Strong recall, Reasoning, Problem solving, Hearing, Speak clearly, Write legibly, Reading, Logical thinking
Emotional: Fast pace environment, Steady pace, Able to handle multiple priorities, Frequent and intense customer interactions, Noisy environment, Able to adapt to frequent, change

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