Medical Technologist Microbiology

mclarenhlth
 Flint, MI

Position Summary:

Provides information for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease by conducting medical laboratory tests, procedures, experiments, and analyses following established accreditation guidelines and quality control standards.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

1. Determines normal and abnormal components of body fluids by conducting chemical analyses of blood, urine, spinal fluids, and gastric juices.

2. Analyzes blood cells by counting and identifying cells, using microscopic techniques and procedures.

3. Prepares blood, plasma, and platelets for transfusions by conducting blood group, type, and compatibility tests.

4. Processes, reads, and reports cultures from various sources as well as antibiotic sensitivities and other microbiology procedures.

5. Ensures operation of analyzers, spectrophotometers, colorimeters, flame photometers, and other laboratory equipment by calibrating; completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.

6. Maintains laboratory supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies.

7. Conserves laboratory resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.

8. Provides medical technology information by answering questions and requests.

9. Prepares reports of technological findings by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information.

10. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

11. Works in compliance with all established QA/QI standards.

12. Maintains safe and clean working environment and protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control, hazardous waste and other policies and protocols.

13. Recognizes problems, identifies the cause and implements solutions where appropriate.

14. Orients and/or trains new employees.

15. Performs other related duties as required and directed.

Lead Duties and Responsibilities (If classified in a Lead Role):

1. Assists in quality control and performance improvement activities.

2. Contributes to performance feedback, hiring decisions.

3. Ensures standards are met (quality, timeliness, customer service, etc.).

4. Evaluates and tests new procedures/processes.

5. Problem solving capabilities.

6. Subject matter expert/technical leadership.

7. Workflow/distribution of work.

8. Assists in assuring compliance with all regulatory and other agency requirements, laws, and statutes pertaining to the operation of the department.

9. Performs and verifies staff competencies.

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Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in medical technology or related field, or an associate degree in medical technology or related field.
  • MT certification or certified within 18 months of hire or transfer.
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