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Medical Technologist

Company: Ellis Medicine
Location: Schenectady
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Basic FunctionPerforms, evaluates and reports routine and STAT laboratory tests on blood, urine, and other body fluids. Tests are performed using variousautomated and manual methods. The Medical Technologist hired for the purpose of working on 2nd and 3rd shifts must be able to work in thefollowing laboratory departments: Hematology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Serology, Urinalysis, Blood Bank and perform all required testprocedures in each department. The Medical Technologist hired for the purpose of working on the 1st shift must be able to perform all requiredtest procedures in the department(s) by which he/she has been hired. The Medical Technologist is responsible for instrument maintenance andtroubleshooting, quality control evaluation and problem solving, and quality assurance data collection.RequirementsMust be licensed as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist by the New York State Education Department. Baccalaureate or Associate degree inMedical Technology or related science field. Must meet NYS Department of Health qualifications for Medical Technologist as stated in PublicHealth Law Part 58.1-1.5. Previous experience working in a highly automated environment preferred. Independent, mature, self-motivated,reliable and responsible. Able to serve the needs of patients ages neonatal to geriatric. Able to deal with all types of customers in a pleasant,professional manner. Must possess excellent organizational skills and a strong ability to mutltask.ResponsibilitiesPerforms, evaluates, and reports routine and STAT laboratory tests on blood, urine, and other body fluidsPerform all required test procedures using various automated and manual methodsOperate and maintain sophisticated equipment per section procedures, perform preventative maintenance, troubleshoot instrumentproblems as necessary.Perform, evaluate, troubleshoot, and document proper quality control procedures.Perform proficiency testing as directed.Monitor and maintain appropriate supply levels. Communicate supply needs as necessary.Involved in training of students and new employees as required.Maintain competency per department policyAssist with department Quality Assurance and Process Improvement projects.May act as department charge tech when the minimum experience requirements as defined in 10 NYCRR Part 58-1.4 of NY Public HealthLaw have been met.Follow hospital policies and procedures that relate to mandatory education, annual health assessment, and licensure verification.Physical RequirementsThe position is located indoors under normal working conditions. Should be able to push/pull 25 pounds, lift/move 15 pounds from floor to table,and be able to perform moderately difficult manual manipulations such as using a key board, writing and filing for extended periods of time. Mustbe able to perform tasks which require hand-eye coordination such as data entry, typing, and using photo copiers. Mobility requirements mayinclude the ability to sit at a computer terminal or work station for prolonged period of time in addition to being able to squat, stand and work fora reasonable length of time and distance. Sensory requirements include the ability to articulate and comprehend the spoken English language inaddition to being able to read the English language.

Keywords: Ellis Medicine, Schenectady , Medical Technologist, Healthcare , Schenectady, New York

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