Medical Laboratory Technician Job Description

Medical Laboratory Technician Job Description

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Medical laboratory technician provides medical expertise in specific areas of clinical pathology to the laboratory as well as the project management; SA and business development departments.

Medical Laboratory Technician Duties & Responsibilities

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

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Be responsible for the assessment, treatment, or care of child, adult, and geriatric patients as needed
Computer entry – Includes registration of patients and ordering of tests in the Meditech computer system resulting and verifying of test results
Demonstrates an understanding of the theory and scientific principles of laboratory testing the technical, procedural and problem solving aspects
Perform routine analysis of patient specimens according to standard operating procedures (SOPs)
Processes specimens, prepares reagents, performs testing procedures
Review appropriateness of test orders
Perform test procedures in assigned area and other areas as needed
Perform quality assurance activities that include quality control, proficiency testing, equipment maintenance and troubleshooting
Provide evidence of professional development
Assist physicians in the diagnosis of patient illness by performing phlebotomy and x-ray duties, requiring a complete network of steps and variables

Medical Laboratory Technician Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Medical Laboratory Technician

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

Education for Medical Laboratory Technician

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the medical laboratory 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, Technology, Associates, Medical Technology, Education, Graduate, Chemistry, Biology, Clinical Laboratory Science

Skills for Medical Laboratory Technician

Desired skills for medical laboratory technician include:

Good Clinical Practice as appropriate
Lab equipment and procedures
Multiple specialties
Computer application software and LIS
Assessment
Human growth and development
Range of treatment
Care of patients appropriate to the ages of patients served
Specific policies and procedures that relate to the duties of an Medical Laboratory Technologist
PCs and Laboratory Information Systems

Desired experience for medical laboratory technician includes:

Performs high volume, routine tests in serology, hematology, chemistry, microbiology, histology, or cytology using validated methods and procedures
Prepares reagents and solutions following standard laboratory formulas and procedures
Collects specimens such as blood, urine, sputum, and other body fluids for analysis
Reports any abnormalities found in test procedures and results
Assists in maintaining required record keeping on equipment and procedures
Assists in maintaining/cleaning/calibrating equipment used for cell processing

Medical Laboratory Technician Examples

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Medical Laboratory Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of medical laboratory technician. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for medical laboratory technician
  • Confirms abnormal results and resolves specimen and testing discrepancies
  • Calibrates instruments
  • Monitors and reviews quality control data and quality assurance information to determine reliability and acceptability of patient results
  • Performs duties and documents information in compliance with a variety of regulatory and accreditation standards
  • Provides bench training on testing techniques to students as requested
  • Performs Q/C procedures, record temperatures, performs routine Q/C of media and reagents
  • Knows, understands, and puts into practice general lab policies/procedures department/section specific policies/procedures
  • Demonstrates the ability to assess a situation, consider the options, and formulate an appropriate course of action
  • Demonstrate initial and annual competency in all appropriate designated lab sections within set deadlines
  • Effectively troubleshoots/resolves instrument problems and documents corrective action in appropriate log
Qualifications for medical laboratory technician
  • Perform new or 'nonstandard' procedures
  • Release final patient report to physicians
  • Maintains knowledge of techniques, instruments, and principles by participating in continuing education through attending seminars, meetings, in-services, and review or procedure manuals
  • Disposes of contaminated laboratory supplies according to OSHA rules and regulations
  • Operates and performs preventative maintenance on laboratory equipment and instruments
  • May be exposed to potential physical harm from hazardous chemicals, infectious diseases, blood-borne pathogens, toxic
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Medical Laboratory Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a medical laboratory technician. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for medical laboratory technician
  • Provides orientation and training to new employees in the assigned laboratory sections
  • May serve as charge technologist on assigned shifts
  • Will help with Phlebotomy
  • Conducts quantitative and qualitative chemical analyses of body fluids, such as blood, urine, and spinal fluid, under the supervision of a Medical Technologist
  • Performs blood counts, using microscope
  • Conducts blood tests for transfusion purposes
  • Other Medical Lab Tech duties as assigned
  • Recognizes specimen, testing, instrumentation, results or other laboratory related problems
  • Participates in orientation, education, and training of other laboratory and SJPHS personnel, residents, students, and consumers
  • Assists with development and revisions of laboratory policies and procedures, data collection, or special projects as assigned
Qualifications for medical laboratory technician
  • One (1) year of experience as a Medical Technician in the United States, if not U.S. trained
  • Associate’s Degree in related health science or graduate from an approved MLT program
  • National certification by ASCP or equivalent body, or board-eligible, with expectation of board completion within 6 months of hire
  • NCA, ASCP, HEW or AMT
  • Medical Lab Tech with National Certification (ASCP)
  • New graduates or new to the state must pass certifying exam within 18 months of employment
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Medical Laboratory Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a medical laboratory technician. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for medical laboratory technician
  • This person will assure compliance with company standards and applicable regulatory agencies
  • He/She will participate in failure investigations to help determine root cause, track and trend data, identify and suggest process improvements to improve business measures
  • The Serologist I will perform testing within established timelines in accordance with current cGMP’s
  • He/She will participate in equipment maintenance/calibration program
  • The successful candidate will have the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and challenges at one time and have the ability to work in a team environment and provide customer focused results in an efficient manner
  • The Serologist I will document results clearly and accurately be able to interpret results by comparing results against appropriate specification requirements
  • He/She will perform data entry of critical product/process information and test results to be used in trend analysis
  • He/She will maintain work areas and equipment ensure calibration and maintenance of equipment is performed at designated intervals
  • The successful candidate will adhere to departmental and Ortho SOP’s and safety requirements be accountable for notifying management of any out of specifications or abnormal trend in results in a timely manner
  • He/She will be accountable for reporting nonconformance’s to management immediately
Qualifications for medical laboratory technician
  • Relationship and courteous interactions with the public
  • Associate’s degree from a CAHEA accredited MLT program or completion of a CAHEA accredited MLT certificate program
  • Appropriate certification from one of the nationally recognized certification agencies, ASCP or NCA
  • For MLT eligible military personnel, successful completion of an official U.S. military medical laboratory training course of at least 50 weeks and the military enlisted specialty of Medical Laboratory Specialist is required
  • This position is full-time mixed shifts rotating weekends
  • Medical Lab Tech with National Certification (ASCP) or equivalent within 1 year
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Medical Laboratory Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of medical laboratory 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 laboratory technician
  • The Serologist I will be familiar with Ortho’s safety and environmental policies and perform work tasks and operations in compliance with all safety and environmental rules and regulations, and encourage co-workers to do so
  • Attend applicable safety and environmental education and training programs and attend departmental safety and environmental meetings
  • Immediately report and correct, if possible, unsafe conditions, spills and near miss incidents
  • Follow procedures for inventory management
  • Adhering to the laboratory’s Quality Control policies and documenting all QC activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and instrument maintenance
  • Plan, perform, and evaluate laboratory testing analysis
  • 2-year degree or certification in related technical field
  • Ability to lift boxes approximately 10-25 pounds and push a cart
  • Ability to interface with investigators, research staff, and study participants
  • Conduct review of laboratory equipment and conditions as related to established safe operations protocols
Qualifications for medical laboratory technician
  • Current California license as a Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Knowledge of laboratory and section policies and procedure
  • Technologists, under general supervision, exercise independent judgment to perform and report findings proficiently for clinical laboratory tests
  • High School Diploma required, Associate's degree in a relevant science preferred
  • 1 year of laboratory experience preferred
  • Medical Laboratory Technician through the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) or equivalent registration, or has completed a technician training program in a school accredited/approved by HHS, or MLT eligible under Medicare laboratory regulations
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Medical Laboratory Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of medical laboratory technician. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for medical laboratory technician
  • Maintains logs, binders, and records of activities
  • Organizes and files paperwork, manuals, and binders
  • Calibrates minor equipment including but not limited to timers and thermometers
  • Assists with appointment coordination of repair and upkeep for major laboratory equipment including but not limited to centrifuges and freezers
  • Assists with laboratory equipment inventory
  • Must be able to be on call and respond to equipment issues 24/7
  • Assists with the coordination of all aspects of the safety and health program of laboratory staff
  • Gives safety presentations
  • Monitors day-to-day facilities issues
  • As needed, updates muster sheets and safety boards
Qualifications for medical laboratory technician
  • Ability to write technical reports and procedures, synthesize and integrate data, summarize findings utilizing statistical techniques such as means and averages, percentages, standard deviations and mathematical skills equivalent to college level mathematics
  • Good laboratory technique with some analytical expertise
  • Ability to be flexible and work in a rapidly changing task environment and with variety of tasks
  • Independent workers but can be a team player
  • Must have good communication with Engineers
  • Study or a Medical Technician degree, with 0–2 years of experience

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