Medical Laboratory Technologist Job Description

Medical Laboratory Technologist Job Description

4.5
171 votes for Medical Laboratory Technologist
Medical laboratory technologist provides oversight of all aspects of the laboratory’s quality management system to ensure conformance with CMS/CLIA, FDA, OSHA, AABB, CAP, TJC, ASHI regulatory and accreditation requirements.

Medical Laboratory Technologist Duties & Responsibilities

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

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Review and follow current literature to maintain state-of-art-methodology and technologies in the Clinical Lab field
The laboratory that the contractor will be working has the capacity of evaluating approximately 3,800 – 4,500 various animal tests
Accurately perform waived, moderate and/or high complexity laboratory tests specific to the area of assignment
Identifies problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and either corrects the problem or notifies supervisor
Verifies all critical results and documents with accurate follow-up
Prepares reagents, stains and other chemical solutions as needed
Restocks the laboratory area as needed
Properly identify and band patients for blood product transfusion
Processes properly labeled specimens according to local blood bank policy
May act as primary operator for at least one laboratory instrument

Medical Laboratory Technologist Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Medical Laboratory Technologist

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: ASCP, HHS, MT, MLT, AMT, MLS, BLS, NCA, CLS, BOC

Education for Medical Laboratory Technologist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

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

Skills for Medical Laboratory Technologist

Desired skills for medical laboratory technologist include:

Good Clinical Practice as appropriate
Field
Lab equipment and procedures
Multiple specialties
Quality control and calibration
Microsoft Office
CLIA and Laboratory Regulations
CAP
Principles and practices of phlebotomy
CLIA

Desired experience for medical laboratory technologist includes:

On a national examination for certification approved by the State Board
MT(ASCP) or eligible to obtain, plus two years of Medical Technologist experience, -or
Graduation from an accredited MLT program and passing a national exam given by the Board of Registry of the American Society for Clinical Pathology
Five or more years experience is preferred
MLT or MT required (Associates or Bachelors degree in Lab Technology)
Able to work Weekends and Holidays as needed

Medical Laboratory Technologist Examples

1

Medical Laboratory Technologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of medical laboratory technologist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for medical laboratory technologist
  • Plan, perform and evaluate routine and complex laboratory tests
  • Being able to identify problems that may adversely affect test performance or test result reporting and correcting the problem or notifying the appropriate supervisor
  • Develops, maintains and ensures current procedures manual and coordinates all duties related to the lab, including but not limited to
  • Collects laboratory specimens and performs assigned laboratory procedures and other tests as necessary and immediately reports abnormal findings to appropriate staff
  • Orders laboratory supplies, rotates stock and monitors expiration dates
  • Provides students and staff orientation and guidance to laboratory equipment and procedures
  • Travels and participates in educational programs
  • Responsible for planning, performing, and evaluating laboratory testing analysis and quality control
  • Reviews, evaluates quality control, proficiency, and competency
  • Performs, reviews and documents all quality control according to established policies and procedures
Qualifications for medical laboratory technologist
  • Able to meet sensory requirements of the job
  • College Degree or equivalent years of experience required
  • Minimum of 3 – 5 years of experience or recent graduate of an approved MT program
  • Completion of an approved hospital based MT program
  • Associates degree in ASCP eligible program or equivalent
  • Clinical laboratory experience preferred
2

Medical Laboratory Technologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a medical laboratory technologist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for medical laboratory technologist
  • Maintains instruments as required per schedule to ensure integrity and precision
  • Performs and reviews QC to validate test results
  • Reports result in a timely manner and notify proper personnel of all critical and alert values immediately
  • Participate in continuing education programs and hospital in-services
  • Any other tasks or services deemed relevant to your area
  • Be able to identify problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and either correct the problem or notify the appropriate supervisor
  • Calibrate and maintain manual and automated analyzers and other equipment
  • Identify problems that may adversely affect test performance
  • Adhere to the laboratory’s quality control policies and procedures and document all quality control activities
  • Operate complex automated laboratory equipment, electronic equipment, computer software, and precision instruments
Qualifications for medical laboratory technologist
  • Requires current registration as MLS (ASCP), MT (AMT), MT (HHS), MT (AAB) or equivalent corresponding to the area of specialization
  • Demonstrated verbal and written command of the English language adequate for providing training to laboratory and non-laboratory staff, for communicating specimen collecting and handling requirements and providing help and support to laboratory and other health care staff
  • Three (3) years of recent clinical laboratory experience as a Medical Technologist, including at least one (1) year of experience in technical area of responsibility
  • Working knowledge of the equipment related to section or project
  • Thorough knowledge of the technical section
  • Three (3) or more years of experience in technical area of responsibility
3

Medical Laboratory Technologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of medical laboratory technologist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for medical laboratory technologist
  • Administrative duties including excellent customer service to all patients, clients and employees
  • For patients of all age groups, performs all required analytical, chemical, immunological, macroscopic, microscopic and bacteriological procedures in order to provide accurate data for use by a physician customer for the diagnosis and treatment of disease in a timely, efficient manner
  • Ascertains that quality control procedures are followed prior to releasing clinical data
  • Performs appropriate documentation of laboratory procedures to assure the accuracy of laboratory records
  • Participates in continuing education to keep current on new advancements in technology, instrumentation, techniques and procedures
  • Performs duties promptly, accurately, efficiently and precisely with no wasted effort
  • May perform simple troubleshooting of equipment and/or reagent systems
  • May prepare reagents, media and/or solutions used in bio-analytical procedures
  • Employing Standard precautions, collects blood specimens by venipuncture or capillary puncture assuring the specimens integrity and identity is maintained and without undue physical and mental stress to patients of all age groups
  • Participates in teaching of new employees if called upon to do so
Qualifications for medical laboratory technologist
  • Licensure in 3 technical specialty areas preferred (Blood Bank/Immunohematology, Chemistry or Hematology, Histology/Cytology, Microbiology, Serology/Immunology)
  • Education and training equivalent to an associate degree in a laboratory science or medical laboratory technology
  • 0-1 year experience performing clinical laboratory tests, preferred
  • Medical Technologist certification preferred or other ASCP equivalent
  • Clinical Laboratory Technician License
  • 1 year experience in running laboratory quality / control measures
4

Medical Laboratory Technologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a medical laboratory technologist. 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 technologist
  • Observes established safety guidelines and policies to minimize hazards to self and other coworkers
  • Leads and guides lab technologists, lab assistants, and other laboratory staff
  • Performs a variety of laboratory tests and procedures relevant to the particular lab
  • Performs all Quality Control procedures, including accumulation and recording of data
  • Assists in in-service training programs, as needed
  • Assists Section Head in the coordination of personnel and all other resources for the timely, efficient, accurate precise performance of the Section
  • Assists in the investigation of abnormal results for their validity and reliability
  • Assists in the maintenance of quality control procedures
  • Assists in reviewing all procedures and procedure manuals and participates in their revision
  • Makes knowledgeable recommendations for the acquisition of new equipment
Qualifications for medical laboratory technologist
  • College degree in medical technology
  • A minimum of 2-3 years experience in an accredited laboratory or in a hospital environment
  • At least (1) year experience preferred
  • Licensure by the state board of clinical laboratory personnel as a Medical technologist
  • Certification as a Medical Technologist – MT (ASCP), or MLS, or AMT, or NCA, or Specialty certification depending on lab section
  • Extensive knowledge of specialized medical diagnostic laboratory tests and medical terminology in order to perform specialized medical laboratory diagnostic tests
5

Medical Laboratory Technologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of medical laboratory technologist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for medical laboratory technologist
  • Assists in the general supervision of the section, and in the planning, organization and delineation of employee duties and responsibilities
  • Assists in the planning, coordination, supervision and teaching of new employees and other in-service teaching programs
  • Assists in the establishment and maintenance of cooperative and harmonious relationships with staff, patients, and all others by demonstrating needs-oriented behavior
  • When necessary, employing standard precautions, collects inpatient, outpatient and ER specimens by venipuncture or capillary puncture using aseptic techniques
  • Performs all duties while adhering to Crittenton Hospital Hospitality guidelines and policies, established Laboratory policies
  • May on occasion act as chairperson or member of a laboratory-related committee or any other process improvement committee
  • Assists with planning, coordinating and implementing workflow toward the efficient and timely production of appropriately processed stained slides for review by a Pathologist
  • This position involves access and disclosure of personal health information secondary to CHMC operations related to quality and outcomes management
  • Performs testing in Blood Bank, Hematology, Chemistry, Urinalysis and Coagulation limited testing in Microbiology and Serology
  • May be required to assist in bone marrow slide preparation
Qualifications for medical laboratory technologist
  • At least two years of client/patient customer service experience
  • Bachelor's Degree*Certification as a Medical Technologist – MT (ASCP), or MLS, or AMT, or NCA
  • Or Specialty certification depending on lab section
  • Knowledge of clinical laboratory tests and equipment at a level generally acquired through completion of a Associates or Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Technology, which includes a one year supervised clinical internship in an approved laboratory
  • Preferred certification as MTor MLT (ASCP) www.ASCP.org or equivalent (AMT or NCA)
  • A minimum of 1 – 2 years experience in an accredited laboratory or in a hospital environment required

Related Job Descriptions

Resume Builder

Create a Resume in Minutes with Professional Resume Templates