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This position is located in Pathology& Laboratory Service. This MedicalTechnologist is a Generalist. Asa GS-09 Medical Technologist, the work performed is in a variety of laboratory disciplines such as urinalysis, chemistry, coagulation, hematology, immunohematology (blood banking) limited to normal results per procedure, bacteriology limited only to accessioning and processing significant specimens, plating wound cultures, sterile fluid cultures and processing blood cultures & rarely performing STAT microbiology testing. Such positions include requirements to monitor quality control systems and measures; collaborate in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. Provides occasional education for newly hired medical technologists and other healthcare professionals, and others in the medical center setting including the public.
The incumbent serves as a generalist in medical technology with responsibility for performing procedures in the areas of Chemistry, Hematology/Coagulation, Urinalysis, Immunohematology, and Microbiology. The generalist medical technologist rotates with other generalists on a regular basis through the above-mentioned areas as assigned. He/She also works off-hour shifts, weekends, and holidays as priorities demonstrate a need. Evaluates the suitability of the specimen for analysis, requesting new specimen if determined to be unusable. Prepares specimens for analysis, insuring that the physiologic state of the specimen properties is maintained. Communicates, consults, and interacts with other members of the healthcare team, external relations, customer service and patient education. Including telephoning critical/toxic and other unusual test results to clinician or provider with appropriate documentation. Performs additional tests to clarify or confirm abnormal patient results excluding microbiology, blood bank per individual procedure. Recognizes abnormal results that require immediate attention by the physician and reports them directly.
Work Schedule:Monday through Friday;4:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. with rotating weekends and holidays Functional Statement Title/#:Medical Technologist (Generalist)/000000
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