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Medical Technologist/MLS - Part Time
Ref No.: 20-00188
Category: Biotechnology
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Occupational Summary
Perform a variety of routine and complex technical tasks in the performance of laboratory tests to obtain data for use in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
  • Tasks are performed according to written procedures and policies with careful monitoring of quality control and quality assurance practices.
  • Work Performed Perform a variety of tests in clinical laboratories using standard techniques and equipment; perform related duties in the laboratory to include specimen handling, using manual and automatic equipment to test specimens, and perform and report analytical tests.
  • Operate manual or computerized instrumentation.
  • Calibrate and maintain instrumentation according to standard operating procedure.
  • Process patient samples for testing using appropriate identification techniques and written procedures to ensure quality material for testing.
  • Perform basic troubleshooting of assay problems as directed by senior staff.
  • Communicate problems/issues to appropriate individuals.
  • Maintain inventory of supplies and equipment.
  • Participate in the development of new medical laboratory tests and techniques.
  • Participate in the preparation for lab inspections.
  • Review lab inspection documents and procedures to maintain knowledge.
  • Bring any non-compliance issues to the attention of upper level staff.
  • Perform proficiency testing as directed to maintain compliance with regulatory agencies.
  • Document quality control and quality assurance results.
  • Notify upper level personnel of instrument malfunctions or unusual or unexpected data or results.
  • Review written procedures and policies for accuracy and submit changes to manager or designee.
  • Understand, comply, and perform with all necessary safety procedures.
  • Maintain compliance with safety training.
  • Report all safety incidents within 24 hours.
  • Attend all laboratory meetings, safety and compliance training as required.
  • Comply with competency testing procedures for the laboratory staff.
  • Comply with laboratory training programs.
  • May provide technical guidance and instruction to students, interns, residents, staff and other employees.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
  • Use behaviors that support achievement of balanced scorecard targets and support values.
  • Consistently cooperate and communicate effectively with co-workers to ensure effective workflow.

Qualifications
  • BS degree in Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Biological Science or related field is required.
  • Generalist certification required for General labs. Generalist/Specialty certification required for specialty labs.
  • MT/MLS ASCP Registry eligible. Generalist/Specialty Certification by a nationally recognized board/agency (required within 18 months of hire).