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Technical Specialist
Ref No.: 19-00633
Category: Biotechnology
Location: Macon, Georgia
The Medical Technologist Specialist will act as the technical expert in their assigned section. Primary responsibilities include;
  • Training and competency evaluation of staff and quality control of test reporting
  • Monitoring instrument function, maintenance, troubleshooting and relevant issues.
  • Responsible for regulatory compliance to all laboratory accreditation agencies such as GDCH, CAP, CLIA, AABB, FDA and TJC.
  • Interfaces with lab manager to implement and monitor all internal and external complaints.
  • Must demonstrate sound judgment and rounded knowledge for the interpretation, clinical significance and theory of testing.
  • Participates in the testing protocols of the laboratory section on a daily basis with the performance of routine and non-routine analytical tasks, the correlation of test results with the appropriate patient indices, the solution of technical and analytical problems and the transfer of this knowledge to students and new employees.
  • Meets operational goals that support the strategic plan, establishing policy and procedures, and identifying opportunities to gain competitive advantage. Ensures positive outcomes for the department, strives for excellence and achieves departmental goals.
  • Oversees the daily activities of section staff to ensure timely, accurate reporting of laboratory testing to assist physicians in providing patient care. Works closely with Manager to ensure day to day efficiency in the assigned section.
  • Performs routine technologist duties and responsibilities during the shift to ensure validity of reported results and performance in accordance with department guidelines
  • Evaluates abnormal and routine test results and resolves instrumentation problems to ensure validity of reported results in accordance with departmental and regulatory guidelines

Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in medical technology or a lab related field
  • 5 years minimum general laboratory experience including at least one year of experience in Blood Bank.
  • Must have state approved certification as an MT from one of the accrediting agencies recognized such as the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), the American Medical Technologists (AMT), the National Credentialing Agency for Laboratory Personnel (NCA), the American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB), or another agency approved by the Department.