Medical Laboratory Job Description

Medical Laboratory Job Description

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Medical laboratory provides screening and guidance for QA laboratory procedures and procedures related to sending dental cases to the lab.

Medical Laboratory Duties & Responsibilities

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

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Provides medical laboratory diagnostic and therapeutic information, products, and services by establishing specimen preparation procedures
Maintains medical laboratory equipment performance by establishing quality standards
Maintains medical laboratory productivity by monitoring workload of functional areas
Implements new programs, tests, methods, instrumentation, and procedures by investigating alternatives
Maintains medical laboratory staff results by counseling and disciplining employees
Complies with state and professional continuing education licensure requirements by providing in-service programs
Resolves problems by consulting with pathologists, other laboratory managers, technical coordinators, laboratory directors, physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals
Bills for services by completing requests for service
Provide assistance to the clinic physician and nurse in preparation and examination of patients
Perform radiologic examinations using a variety of sophisticated radiologic equipment for use in diagnosis of patient conditions by physicians

Medical Laboratory Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Medical Laboratory

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: ASCP, MLT, HHS, BLS, HEW, CLA, AMT, MT, AAB, LT

Education for Medical Laboratory

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

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

Skills for Medical Laboratory

Desired skills for medical laboratory include:

Good Clinical Practice as appropriate
Lab equipment and procedures
Multiple specialties
General rules for safe exposure to chemical and blood borne pathogens
Sterilization and decontamination procedures and hazardous waste management
Practices and principles of basic laboratory operations
Clinical laboratory techniques and procedures
Infection control techniques and procedures
Medical terminology
Computer application software and LIS

Desired experience for medical laboratory includes:

Assists in collecting data for QA/QC reports
Assists in the assembly and auditing of patient processing records
Assists in maintaining compliance with CLIA reporting requirements and regulatory policies
Perform semen analysis
Maintenance of records and summaries
Maintenance of laboratory inventory

Medical Laboratory Examples

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Medical Laboratory Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a medical laboratory. 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 laboratory
  • Responds to inquiries regarding specimen handling, test results, patient preparation, problem specimens
  • Answers phone for the department and responds to requests by phone and writing for slides, reports, tissue blocks
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills to train new employees and/or students in general lab policies/procedures department/section specific policies/procedures
  • Measures specimens and/or reagents quantitatively using pipettes, making necessary dilutions in accordance with standard procedures using manual or automated methods
  • Follows all safety (including infection control and hazardous material) policies and procedures
  • Must be able to perform quality control and calibrations according to Laboratory SOP
  • Must be able to accurately perform manual differential and urine microscopics
  • Must be able to provide training and guidance to MLS students and Clinical Lab Assistants
  • Must adhere to Laboratory's quality control policies and document all quality control activities
  • Must ensure all corporate safety, quality control, and quality assurance standards are met
Qualifications for medical laboratory
  • BS Degree from accredited university, or equivalent, preferably with a Medical Technology internship at an OR degree from accredited MLT program
  • Minimum 1 year of experience as a Technician in a hospital laboratory is preferred
  • 2 years of lab management experience required (5 or more preferred)
  • Assists in performing therapeutic reproductive cell processing and cryopreservation for the Special Procedures Laboratory
  • Typing, minimum 30 wpm, required
  • Requires Associates Degree within 90 days of start date
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Medical Laboratory Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of medical laboratory. 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 laboratory
  • Responsible for maintaining a clean and well-organized work area and other duties, as assigned by supervisor
  • At least one year of experience is preferred
  • Analyze and report patient results
  • Demonstrates and models positive behaviors which are supportive of change
  • Shows enthusiasm in the workplace
  • Seeks opportunities to work cooperatively with other members of the hospital and system
  • Assists in the training of new associates
  • Participates in and maintains competency requirements
  • Recognizes limitations and asks for assistance/instruction when necessary
  • Limits personal phone calls and business so as not to compromise productivity
Qualifications for medical laboratory
  • Certification as a Medical Technologist by a nationally recognized agency (ASCP or AMT) is required
  • The candidate must have years of post-graduate work experience as a medical technologist in a clinical or in a research setting
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, oral communication skills, and written communication skills are required
  • The individual must be willing to develop and learn new techniques when required, and must demonstrate an acceptable level of performance in independently carrying out clinical laboratory support to the Division of Medicine (DoM) within USAMRIID
  • TN State Clinical Lab Technician
  • Completion of high school or college courses in algebra, chemistry and biological sciences
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Medical Laboratory Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a medical laboratory. 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 laboratory
  • Should be able to problem solve, and report a variety of lab procedures in the areas of Hematology, Immunohematology, Serology, Coagulation, Chemistry, Microbiology and Urinalysis with Little or no supervision
  • Must also demonstrate competency in specimen collection, performance of QC, equipment maintenance, participation in quality assurance and performance improvement activities, and other duties as assigned by the lab director/manager
  • Ability to read and interpret routine documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to perform moderately difficult calculations
  • Ability to use computers with skill and ease
  • Under the general supervision of the Laboratory Manager, the Medical Lab Technologist performs routine, complex or specialized bacteriological, hematological, chemical, immunological, serological and immunoassay procedures on body fluids
  • A minimum of one year's laboratory experience
  • Basic working knowledge of and compliance with all CAP and local agency requirements
  • Degree qualified (Science or related)
  • Performs, validates, interprets, documents and reports test results under the supervision of a medical technologist/medical laboratory scientist
Qualifications for medical laboratory
  • One year of experience as a medical transcriptionist is necessary
  • Bachelors degree in medical technology or an appropriate biological/chemical/medical science from an accredited college or university, and
  • Concentration on Microbiology Preferred
  • Physicians (MDs or ODs) who are not certified in anatomic and/or clinical pathology as indicated above may be considered for this position if they have had at least one year laboratory training during medical residency or two years experience in directing/supervising high complexity testing laboratories
  • A minimum two years of medical practice experience and two years experience in whole blood and apheresis donations highly desirable
  • Previous pharma / biotech industry experience desirable
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Medical Laboratory Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of medical laboratory. 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 laboratory
  • Assists with data collection and special projects
  • Trains and mentors non-technical staff and students
  • This position will work independently on rotating weekends and occasional holidays, interpreting and resulting microbiology specimen
  • Receives patient samples for testing and prepares report form or request for reference lab send-out testing depending on testing scenario
  • Answers questions with respect to test result or interpretation and relays test result
  • Analyzes human blood and body fluids, interprets data, and based on findings, performs accurate additional testing or recommends additional testing necessary to establish a diagnosis
  • Analyzes sample or slide for confirmation of spurious results
  • Repeats sample analysis when results are questionable or controls are out of range
  • Reviews the work of co-workers for accuracy and makes or suggests corrections as needed for proper laboratory resulting procedure
  • Inspects all bench material for expiration, quality, and hazardous or biohazard potential thus keeping the laboratory in compliance with the federal, state, and local environment health and safety regulations
Qualifications for medical laboratory
  • Strong knowledge of cGMPs
  • Demonstrate leadership/management ability
  • Minimum of one (1) year related work experience preferred
  • Student in an approved MT or MLT program
  • Must meet CLIA '88 standards to be qualified as testing personnel
  • HEW Certified CLT
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Medical Laboratory Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of medical laboratory. 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 laboratory
  • Aids in the maintenance of the laboratory inventory utilizing knowledge of the approximate turnaround time when ordering supplies as needed to create a suitable working environment for testing
  • Receives patient, collects samples, labels and processes for testing, and prepares report form or request for reference lab send-out testing
  • Adapts to diverse communication styles in order to Interpret orders, answers phone calls and relay messages or communicate reports to outside clients, research project personnel, medical records, nursing staff and providers
  • Provides prompt and friendly service to internal and external customers maintaining sensitive language to a diverse population
  • Identifies customer needs through courteous questioning and a sincere desire to be helpful
  • Follows up with customers, as appropriate, to insure satisfaction
  • Supplies considerations/recommendations for alternative procedures/tests to providers when consulted
  • Exhibits knowledge of community resources for patient management and provide paperwork or website for resources
  • Communicates in a respectful and courteous manner in person, via email, or on the phone
  • Conveys positive and professional image of work unit to fellow employees, patients, vendors and clients by using appropriate professional language and terminology
Qualifications for medical laboratory
  • Position requires successful completion of a criminal background check and routine screening of Medicaid and Medicare Exclusion Lists
  • Must be in compliance with UHC policies regarding tuberculosis screening, measles and mumps (MMR), seasonal flu, hepatitis B, and other immunization requirements
  • Must be available to work 3pm-11pm, and every other weekend
  • Associate’s Degree in clinical lab sciences OR graduated from an approved MLT program
  • Completion of or eligible for a MLT, CLA or HEW certification exam
  • Medical Technologist/MLS – Bachelor’s degree in a certified MT/MLS program

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