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MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST
Ref No.: 18-13677
Location: Newark, New Jersey
Job Description: Medical Staffing Services Inc., is looking for a Medical Technologist to work in Newark, NJ.

MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST

Department of PATHOLOGY
Division: Chemistry
Job Summary:
Under general supervision, independently performs a wide range of routine to complex medical laboratory tests, procedures, experiments, and analyses to provide data for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. Engages in specified medical research activities as appropriate. Guides, trains, and may provide leadership to students and/or technical staff. May specialize in areas such as hematology, blood bank, serology, immunohematology, bacteriology, histology, or chemistry.

Qualifications:
Education: Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology or related field.
ASCP Certification or equivalent
Experience: One year full time experience as a Medical Technologist.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Medical Technologist is expected to practice safe and ethical duties within his/her scope of practice. The Medical Technologist should understand his/her own limitations, seeking advice and assistance when necessary. Specific duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Studies blood cell numbers and morphology, using microscopic techniques; performs blood group, type, and compatibility tests for transfusion purposes.
  • Conducts chemical analyses of body fluids such as blood, urine, and spinal fluid, to determine presence of normal and/or abnormal components.
  • Validates, calculates, and tabulates results of tests performed, posts findings to log books and quality control records, and makes reports of observations.
  • Assists medical staff in the interpretation of test results and with the selection of additional tests as appropriate; serves as an independent resource to faculty, staff, and patients regarding questions and concerns pertaining clinical testing protocol, procedures, and results.
  • Performs quality control to ensure proper functioning of instruments, reagents, and procedures.
  • Establishes and implements procedures to evaluate laboratory test methodologies for accuracy, precision, sensitivity, and normal values.
  • Researches and investigates problems with clinical laboratory procedures, and makes or recommends modifications and corrections as appropriate.
  • Orients, mentors, and teaches clinical laboratory methods, procedures, and techniques to new staff, students, and/or residents as appropriate.
  • May lead, guide, and train staff/student employees, interns, and/or volunteers performing related work; may participate in the recruitment of volunteers, as appropriate to the area of operation.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Essential Functions:
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Participates in continuing education and learning experiences to enhance and maintain current knowledge and skills for continued competence
  • Perform all duties using proper body mechanics, follow facilities "No Lift” policy as appropriate
  • Ability to operate and handle many kings of medical equipment
  • May be required to occasionally move/lift between 50-100 pounds, depending on assignment requirements
  • Stand for long periods with frequent squatting, twisting, bending, kneeling and reaching to prepare equipment, materials or objects in order to provide patient care or maintain the patient environment
  • Sensory requirements include speech for communication and vision, smell, touch and hearing to monitor patient status.
  • Manual dexterity and fine motor coordination
  • Ability to work in a stressful environment
  • Consistent attendance is required to assure that the client facilities' needs and patient needs are met.
  • To comply with all client facilities' policies, procedures and practices
  • To comply with all policies and to uphold our standards of excellence while on assignment at our client facilities.

Working Conditions:
The Medical Technologist must understand and accept the possibility of exposure to inside environmental conditions, such as noise, infectious/communicable diseases, blood and bloodborne diseases, chemicals and/or chemical fumes, odors, gases and dusts. There is also the possibility of physical injury/verbal abuse from an out of control patient and/or visitor. Frequent exposures to distressed patients, families or visitors.
Education Requirement:  
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:  
Hours:  
Other Information: Interested in this job opportunity? Please call Jeanne at [732] 353-4247 or email jeanne@medstaffservices.com