Medical Technologist

ID
2016-15082
Department
Lab-Microbiology
Work Hours
0700-1530, 0800-1630, 1100-1930, or 1500-2330
Position Type
Per Diem
US-NY-Plattsburgh
Weekend Requirements
Weekends and holidays as scheduled

Overview

Assists the Operations and Systems Manager in achieving efficient Laboratory operation by performing clinical tests. Supports laboratory testing services by performing specimen collection and processing, quality control and maintenance functions, and results reporting and verification. Participates in training and in-service programs to maintain and upgrade competency at the level required by the Manager as procedures are changed or added.

Responsibilities

1. With regard to the tasks listed below, the employee demonstrates proficiency and competence, performs clinical and proficiency tests under the direct supervision of a NYSDOH qualified Technologist, Supervisor or Director, performs quality control procedures as required, evaluates QC results before proceeding with clinical testing, records all QC results and takes necessary corrective action. o GEN16 Acts as a resource for the MLT staff in resolving technical, quality control and instrumentation problems. o MIC1 Receives, processes (inoculates, grinds, centrifuges, incubates) clinical samples for culture choosing the correct media and incubation conditions for each sample type. o MIC2 Prepares, stains, reads and reports Gram stained slides. Demonstrates proficiency with designated competency slides. o MIC3 Performs daily updates of on-going blood cultures to include updating automated instrument with sample demographics, instrument reports, preliminary report update of negative samples and final report, bottle disposal and workcard filing on completed negative samples. o MIC4 Demonstrates proficiency in workup of positive blood culture samples to include Gram stain, critical value reporting, media inoculation, colony identification and susceptibility testing o MIC5 Demonstrates proficiency in rapid antigen and antibody testing for infectious disease agents. o MIC6 Performs sample processing for parasite examination, Mycology culture and Mycobateriology culture. o MIC7 Demonstrates proficiency in multi-step antigen assays for infectious disease agents. o MIC8 Demonstrates proficiency in yeast identification testing. o MIC9 Demonstrates proficiency in Mycobacterium sp. identification testing. o MIC10 Demonstrates proficiency in microscopic examinations for parasite identifications o MIC11 Demonstrates proficiency in microscopic examinations for Mycobacterium o MIC12 Reads culture plates to include discrimination between normal and abnormal flora, rapid identification tests, automated and manual testing for identification and susceptibility and accurate issuance of preliminary and final reports. o MIC13 Performs assigned quality control at required frequency; takes appropriate corrective action for out-of-range values. o MIC17 Demonstrates proficiency in direct microscopic preparations and examinations, including KOH and Wet Preps.

2. Performs all assigned routine scheduled equipment maintenance. o GEN1 Completes all assigned routine scheduled maintenance. o GEN2 Performs daily temperature checks and records information. o GEN3 Follows troubleshooting procedures when equipment malfunctions o GEN10 Demonstrates proficiency in utilizing the analytic balance.

3. Collection of patient specimens. o GEN4 Demonstrates proficiency in all phlebotomy procedures. o MIC16 Demonstrates proficiency in assisting with gastric biopsy collection.

4. Performs proficiency testing. o GEN7 Performs satisfactorily on proficiency testing. o GEN8 Completes follow up as needed on incorrect proficiency test results. o GEN9 Completes all pre- and post-analytical steps in proficiency testing.

5. Participates in Quality Assurance. o GEN11 Knows the NYSDOH infectious disease reporting requirements o MIC14 Demonstrates proficiency in quality assurance functions to include printing and review of HRP reports, overdue logs, and follow up on direct exam QA alerts. 6. Participates in training activities. o GEN

6 Demonstrates the ability to train students and new employees as assigned

7. Miscellaneous o GEN5 Is responsible for maintaining assigned inventory o GEN15 Other duties as assigned. o GEN17 Assumes assigned charge duties in the absence of the Supervisor, supervising technical personnel and reporting of findings, performing tests requiring special scientific skills and, in the absence of the Director of Supervisor, is responsible for the proper performance of all laboratory procedures. o MIC15 Is certified by CVPH in packaging of dangerous goods – Infectious Agents Affecting Humans and Biological Substances, Category B. o Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

1) Licensed or eligible (application pending with a limited license in effect) as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist in the State of New York.

2) Employees with a limited license must obtain full license within New York State guidelines.

3) Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Technology (hospital-based formal internship required) OR

4) Bachelor’s Degree in related science from an accredited college with subsequent relevant clinical laboratory experience for one year. Degree must include sufficient science and math credits to meet minimum NYSDOH requirements for a Technologist.

5) ASCP, NCA or equivalent certification is highly recommended.

6) Graduate of an accredited MLT Program, who also meets requirement #4 above, the last year of which includes clinical training and a clinical internship, constitutes 6 months of relevant experience. A person hired with these qualifications would be required to be under the supervision of another MT or a supervisor for the first 6 months of employment. As applicable, the individual has training/competency in attending to the special needs and/or behaviors appropriate to the age of the patients for which care is being provided.

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