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Medical Technologist
Ref No.: 21-00003
Category: Biotechnology
Location: Miramar, Florida
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Follow the laboratory's procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records of patient test result;
  • Maintain records that demonstrate that proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient specimens;
  • Analyze specimens using approved testing procedures (see department SOPs).
  • Review and release test results.
  • Follow CLIA, HIPAA, OSHA, and safety guidelines as described in their respective guidelines.
  • Adhere to the laboratory's quality control policies, document all quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and all maintenance performed;
  • Follow the laboratory's established policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratory's established acceptable levels of performance.
  • Identify problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results, correct the problems encountered or immediately notify the senior technologist or supervisor.
  • Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications.
  • Follow department's procedure in reporting STATS or Critical results to clients.
  • If applicable, answer questions from customers or other lab personnel.
  • Maintain complete records of all testing performed on-site.
  • Maintain general appearance of the department.
  • Make sure reagents/test kits have received dates, expiration dates, and if applicable opened dates.
  • Review/train on new procedures.
  • Attend monthly department and any additional training/educational meetings.
  • Participate in all applicable safety training sessions. Know the location and contents of the safety manual. Know the location/use of all applicable safety equipment.
  • If needed, participate in government or regulatory agency inspections.
  • Perform other duties as directed by supervisor.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
  • BS in Medical Technology preferred; or BS/BA in Chemistry or Biology, or Associates degree in a Laboratory Science or Medical Technology, or Previously qualified as a Technologist under 42 CFR 493. 1433 published in March 14, 1990. Foreign educated candidates must provide a detailed credential evaluation from IERF (International Education Research Foundation). United States educated candidates must provide a detailed original transcript.
  • 1 year Clinical experience (high complexity testing) preferred. Minimum of 1 year of clinical laboratory experience in highly complex testing for those with BS/BA in Chemistry or Biology.
  • Must be licensed as a Medical Technologist or Medical Lab Technician in the state of Florida.