JOB SUMMARY: Performs and interprets routine diagnostic procedures with minimal supervision in those areas in which the technologist is qualified by education and experience. (40 hours per week).
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Performs and interprets routine diagnostic procedures in chemistry, hematology, coagulation, and urinalysis. Microbiology responsibility may include reading and interpretation of cultures in addition to plating and further testing work-up of specimens; assigns state test priorities; responsible for proper start-up and calibration of instrumentation; monitors daily quality control and records data; reports any deviations to supervisor; performs routine preventative maintenance and records action taken; processing of specimens, and reception duties; is available to assist the technician when further interpretation of test results is required; and displays an interest in scientific and technical activities required to perform a variety of tests; does related work as required. Attends OSHA initially at orientation and annually thereafter.
RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHERS: Direct relationship with patients, staff, physicians, and administration. Must maintain a courteous and effective working relationship with patients, staff, physicians and administration.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/KNOWLEDGE: B.S. degree in Medical Technology or B.S. in one of the biological chemical or physical sciences and has at least one year full-time laboratory experience and/or training; or meets the New York State qualifications of a medical technologist under Chapter II – Administrative Rules and Regulations, sub-part 58-1; clinical Laboratories, Statutory Authority, Public Health Law. Possesses general knowledge and understanding of routine laboratory procedures and theory; demonstrates skill in all routine laboratory techniques; exercises independent judgement; initiative and responsibility with minimal supervision. Recognizes limits of authority; demonstrates flexibility by modifying work patterns to facilitate daily workload; knowledge and awareness of laboratory safety procedures. Holds a current NYS License.
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