Dec 07, 2021

Medical Technologist 1 - Open to Various Areas and Shifts

  • VCU Health System
  • Richmond, VA, USA

Job Description

The Medical Technologist I (MT I) provides accurate and timely testing and results to requesting physicians and other Health care professionals for use in diagnosis and treatment of disease. The MT I should consistently utilize excellent customer service skills to both internal and external customers at all times. A positive and professional interpersonal style with a strong commitment to the team effort is mandatory. *MT I must advance to MT II within 24 months of employment. Requirements for MT II must be met to advance and maintain employment.

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 equivalent, or Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) by the National Credentialing Agency (NCA) or equivalent ASCP categorical certification within 24 months of employment

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment:
Certified MT (ASCP) or MLS (ASCP) or CLS (NCA) or equivalent, or ASCP categorical certification within 24 months of employment

Experience REQUIRED:
MT I: new graduate to less than one (1) year of clinical experience as a Medical Technologist

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 Biology or Chemistry *in addition to graduation from an NAACLS-accredited CLS/MT certificate program
*Unless grandfathered under previous requirements

Education/training PREFERRED:
Master’s Degree in Clinical Laboratory Science (MSCLS) from an accredited program

Independent action(s) required:
Performance of procedures, evaluation and reporting of results as outlined in the manual of standard operating procedures.
Notification of panic values to ordering physicians.
Customer service oriented communications.
With supervision participate in teaching new employees, students, residents, etc. in areas that competency is demonstrated.
Must complete the required number of continuing education hours per year.
MT I must complete 6 hours per year.

Supervisory responsibilities (if applicable): N/A

Additional position requirements:
Rotating weekends as required.
Holiday scheduling as required.
On call availability as required and for emergency coverage on any shift.

Age Specific groups served: All

Physical Requirements (includes use of assistance devices as appropriate):
Physical: Lifting less than 20 lbs. Lifting 20-50 lbs.
Activities: Prolonged standing, Prolonged sitting,
Other: Exposure to biohazards and potentially infectious body fluids
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

Workday Day (United States of America)

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