Medical Technologist

Summary:
The Pathology Technologist reports to the Pathology Manager. Under general supervision and within department policies and procedures performs various complex clinical laboratory tests in one or more of the laboratory sections of the Pathology Department. Work requires a professional level of knowledge in order to read and interpret test results especially those which are abnormal or atypical. Responsibilities include calibrating instruments reporting test results conducting quality controls and the like.

 

Responsibilities:
Prepares and determines suitable of solutions reagents and stains following standard laboratory formulas and procedures; may prepare variations of same for special tests.



Performs complex clinical laboratory tests in one or more sections of the Pathology Department which require a professional level of knowledge in order to monitor testing procedures and parameters and to interpret and analyze test results. Some examples of tests performed include:



Performs routine and specialized blood tests to:

Type and cross-match blood and assumes responsibility for compatibility between patient and donor.

Isolate and identify any unusual or abnormal blood incompatibility factors and

Identify atypical conditions in blood specimens.



Performs standard hematologic procedures as well as more specialized and difficult procedures such as:

Identifying and quantifying all formed elements of blood (i.e. platelets leukocytes etc.) and

Identifying coagulation factors.



Isolates microorganisms from a variety of clinical specimens with emphasis on rapid detection of pathogenic organisms using specialized morphological and biochemical methods. Performs antibiotic susceptibility tests.



Performs chemical analyses of body fluids in order to determine conditions such as level of glucose sodium potassium chlorides carbon dioxide drugs and alcohol in the blood.



Records and reviews test results for accuracy and prepares test reports; relay test results and/or reports to physicians or others authorized to receive them.



Discusses findings with physicians when necessary.



Assists in the instruction of students and residents and in the orientation of new employees to an assigned laboratory section.



Performs quality control checks on equipment and reagents records values and uses results to identify potential problems.



Performs new tests and procedures during development stages and makes recommendations for modification and establishment of new tests and procedures.



Monitors equipment operation; sets up and calibrates equipment troubleshoots operational problems and performs preventative maintenance and minor repairs.



Logs in specimen and maintains records of specimen during tests; walks to patient floors draws patient blood samples following established procedures and transports specimens to Pathology for testing.



Cleans and maintains laboratory equipment glassware instruments work benches and so forth.

 

Other information:
BASIC KNOWLEDGE:

Bachelors Degree in Medical Laboratory Science Medical Technology or closely related field or equivalent education and experience as defined by CLIA standards.



National certification (or eligible) in Medical Laboratory Science or Medical Technology by ASCP or equivalent.



The ability to operate equipment and instruments and to perform all procedures and tests within assigned laboratory section and interpret them accurately.



The physical and visual dexterity necessary to conduct and interpret tests.



The physical ability to stand and work at laboratory benches.



Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care patients with consideration of aging processes human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.



EXPERIENCE:

One year experience in a clinical laboratory.



Exposure to odors infectious materials toxins and other hazardous substances.



Visual strain is encountered while closely examining specimens.



Regularly required to stand lift and carry supplies etc.

 

Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.   Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

 

Location: Rhode Island Hospital USA:RI:Providence

 

Work Type: Part Time

 

Shift: 2

 

Union: Non-Union