Medical Lab Technician Job Description

Medical Lab Technician Job Description

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Medical lab technician provides medical laboratory diagnostic and therapeutic information, products, and services by establishing specimen preparation procedures; developing and implementing analytical procedures; evaluating laboratory information; consulting with the Medical Director.

Medical Lab Technician Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective medical lab technician job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included medical lab technician job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

May assist the lab supervisor in the institution of new medical laboratory procedures and techniques
Performs daily, weekly, monthly or as needed, maintenance on instruments and equipment as appropriate
Follows established guidelines for resolving patient specimen problems
Complies with established laboratory policies for universal precautions and safety procedures
Performing instrument calibration
Drawing blood
Recognize basic problems including culture failure and contamination DNA extraction failure, fragmented DNA, quality control metrics outside acceptable ranges, poor CMA and/or NGS data quality
Maintain quality control and quality assurance procedures in accordance with established policies and regulatory requirements
Perform routine clinical diagnostic laboratory tests in sections of the clinical laboratory according to standard operating procedures
Takes appropriate action to correct discrepancies and notify supervisory staff of discrepancies within expected time frames

Medical Lab Technician Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Medical Lab Technician

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: ASCP, MLT, CLA, BLS, AMT, NCA, CLS, CLT/MLT/AMT, CPR

Education for Medical Lab Technician

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the medical lab technician job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Bachelor's Degree in Medical, Science, Associates, Clinical Laboratory Science, Technology, Education, Medical Technology, Graduate, Military, Chemistry

Skills for Medical Lab Technician

Desired skills for medical lab technician include:

Principles
Instruments and their interrelationships physiological conditions affecting test results
Techniques
Policies and procedures for patient preparation
Sample requirements
Specimen collection
Pre-analytical factors that affect sample quality
Medical terminology and laboratory information systems
Technical procedures in the department and operations of all instrumentation
Medical terminology and laboratory information system experience

Desired experience for medical lab technician includes:

Previous experience in Microbiology is preferred
Responsible for appropriate computer operations and instrument maintenance ensuring test accuracy by utilization of a control system with appropriate interpretation
Collecting specimens and performing EKGs as assigned
National certification or eligibility for certification as a Medical Laboratory Technician
Prefer medical terminology knowledge and laboratory information system experience
Previous microbiology experience is preferred

Medical Lab Technician Examples

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Medical Lab Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of medical lab technician. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for medical lab technician
  • Be capable of performing pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical duties including specimen evaluation, data analysis, and instrument maintenance and problem resolution
  • Often work with acute-care and outpatient caregivers, along with other Laboratory Services staff in performing their duties
  • To advance, an employee must attain increased education, skills, knowledge and abilities and must demonstrate an ability to assume the increased responsibilities and accountabilities of the higher level as designated in the Medical Laboratory Technician, Senior Job Description
  • Performs phlebotomy on clinic patients as scheduled or directed by UIHCCS Management
  • Uses multiple resources to receive, determine and execute sample processing and handling
  • Responsible for the operation, calibration, maintenance and troubleshooting laboratory instrumentation
  • Maintains inventory and orders supplies as needed
  • Participates in the Quality Assurance program within the section
  • May mentor MT/MLT, phlebotomy, and lab processor students and new employees in laboratory testing following AHN policies and procedures
  • Some phlebotomy required
Qualifications for medical lab technician
  • Previous experience in hematology is preferred
  • Previous experience in hematology laboratory preferred
  • Certification or Registry Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) / Clinical Laboratory Technician (CLT) from a government agency or nationally recognized professional organization (eg
  • In compliance with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), criminal background check and fingerprinting may be required for position, based on assigned duties
  • Previous experience in a Microbiology Laboratory is preferred
  • Previous experience in a clinical, hospital laboratory is preferred
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Medical Lab Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a medical lab technician. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for medical lab technician
  • May mentor MT/MLT, phlebotomy students and new employees in laboratory testing following system policies and procedures
  • Maintains laboratory equipment by daily performance of routine maintenance procedures
  • Obtains blood specimens from the Nursing Units, Emergency Services and Outpatient Laboratory
  • Performs and documents quality control according to established protocols
  • Provides treatment and care appropriate to the ages of patients
  • Set up, adjust, maintain and clean medical laboratory equipment
  • Analyze, gather and record test data to issue reports that use charts, graphs and narratives
  • May examine cells stained with dye to locate abnormalities
  • Consult with a pathologist to determine a final diagnosis when abnormal cells are found
  • Performs laboratory testing of patient specimens in sections of the laboratory
Qualifications for medical lab technician
  • Completion of Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college/university AND successful completion of a CAHEA accredited Medical Technology program
  • OR Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college/university with a major in biological, chemical, physical or clinical laboratory science AND ASCP categorical certification
  • OR Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college/university with a major in biological, chemical, physical, or clinical laboratory science AND at least two years experience in a role equivalent to that of a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) in a clinical laboratory
  • Prefer 1 years experience in a hospital laboratory
  • Previous microbiology experience is highly preferred
  • Associate degree in a laboratory science or Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) from an accredited institution
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Medical Lab Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of medical lab technician. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for medical lab technician
  • Prepare notes to file on external, non-reportable safety reports for PI sign off
  • Process IRB and Fiscal approvals and electronically file approved documents to appropriate drives on the network, verify document information, approval dates, for accuracy, and reconcile document discrepancies with the regulatory specialist
  • Employee will be cross-trained and competent to perform in multiple areas / disciplines of the lab
  • Performs set up on all laboratory equipment, instruments and apparatus required for specific laboratory testing
  • May assist supervisor in preparation for Department and Laboratory wide inspections
  • Assist with maintaining sufficient inventory of material, supplies and equipment for performance of duties
  • Performs a full range of clinical laboratory tests and examination in all sections of the laboratory
  • Collects blood specimens from patients
  • Notifies physicians or nurse practitioners of rejected specimens
  • Enters and verifies results
Qualifications for medical lab technician
  • Previous phlebotomy experience is highly preferred
  • OR Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college/university with a major in biological, chemical, physical, or clinical laboratory science AND ASCP preferred
  • Associate's degree OR equivalent experience practicing as a MLT prior to April 24, 1995 with documented training and competency in laboratory testing per Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 493.1489 required
  • BA/BS Chemistry preferred, Biochemistry, Medical Technology
  • Familiar with laboratory equipment
  • Certification as a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) by the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or equivalent
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Medical Lab Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a medical lab technician. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for medical lab technician
  • Performs scheduled maintenance on all instruments
  • Performs quality control and notifies
  • Performs as supervisor of any problems and corrective actions taken
  • Participates in quality improvement process/projects
  • Assists the lead medical technologist in administration duties
  • 1.1 Assesses the specimen according to established procedural criteria, documents any specimen problems, and requests new specimen(s) when unacceptable
  • 2.1 Is technically proficient in the performance of and basic interpretation of laboratory testing
  • 3.1 Records results clearly, legibly and accurately, as soon as test is completed, including CAPNOCHG and documents and initials all patient results onto corresponding worklist
  • 4.1 Accurately records on in Kronos book all necessary work related activities
  • 5.1 Recognizes problems related to inappropriate outcome of procedures, notifies a supervisor of the existence of such a problem
Qualifications for medical lab technician
  • Require to know Medical terminology and laboratory information system
  • Specialist or equivalent role and ASCP MLT certification or equivalent OR Bachelor’s Degree in a Science field with applicable clinical experience
  • Associate’s degree in Medical Technology or related scientific field
  • ASCP registry or equivalent registry (AMT, NCA or CLS)
  • May require an FBI check prior to beginning employment
  • Completion of Associate degree in a laboratory science or Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) from an accredited institution
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Medical Lab Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a medical lab technician. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for medical lab technician
  • May make preliminary identification of common types of bacterial cultures for confirmation by providers per policy
  • Prepare slides as necessary for microscopic analysis in hematology
  • Communicate any issues/problems to address
  • Of blood or body fluids, and microbiological cultures of various body sites
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skill necessary to provide care and assess data appropriate to the age of the patient being served, including patient education, when applicable
  • Assist with the orientation and training of new staff/students
  • Operate laboratory equipment including centrifuges, dry bath incubators and blood bank refrigerators
  • Perform urinalysis, blood counts and vein-punctures and analyzes body fluids
  • May make preliminary identification of common types of bacterial cultures for confirmation by supervisor
  • Prepare sterile media such as agar in plates, jars or test tubes for use in growing cultures
Qualifications for medical lab technician
  • MLT(ASCP) or equivalent required within one year of hire
  • Prefer minimum 1 year of experience in a hospital laboratory
  • Prefer 1 years of minimum experience in a hospital laboratory
  • Prefer clinical microbiology laboratory experience
  • Associate’s degree and MLT (CLT) (ASCP) or equivalent registration or registry eligibility required
  • If the employee does not meet registration requirements within 1 year of employment, the position will be forfeited

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