Medical Laboratory Technologist


Watertown, NY

Industry: Staffing & Recruiting


Not Specified years

Posted 284 days ago

  by    Nina Mathews

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We are looking forMedical Laboratory Technologist for our client in Watertown, NY

Job Title: Medical Laboratory Technologist

Job Location: Watertown, NY - 13601

Job Type: Permanent

Job Description:

  • Openings: 4
  • Shift: Primarily Day Shift
  • Also some night shift needs
  • Can be creative with design of shifts

Job Purpose:

  • The Clinical Laboratory Technologist, under supervision of the manager and pathologist, assumes responsibility for the daily technical work performed in the laboratory
  • The Technologist performs and assists with specialized procedures
  • They perform and monitor QC and patient samples, attends in-services, records problems and monitors abnormalities, notifying manager or pathologist of problems



  • Bachelor?s Degree in Medical Technology or related field, from an accredited institution and/or MT (ASCP) registered or eligible
  • NY State License for Clinical Laboratory Technologist is required
  • 12 Continuing Education Credits are required each year to maintain licensure


  • Performs, evaluates and repeats patient samples and controls as necessary
  • Checks patient abnormal and panic values as required
  • Successfully performs proficiencies, including State Dept of Health, CAP, or In-house surveys
  • Completes paperwork and notifies physician per department protocol
  • Runs calibration and linearity checks as required
  • Performs routine and unscheduled maintenance on analyzers
  • Completes and monitors preventative maintenance
  • Documents any maintenance or troubleshooting performed


  • Repeats patient specimens in inconsistent results
  • Redraws patient to verify results, and replace questionable samples
  • Reports the presence of possible interference in reference to tests performed
  • Records and analyzes QC data for trends and abnormalities
  • Does not report patient results unless QC data is within range
  • Follows written procedures to correct QC problems
  • Notifies supervisor of continuing QC problems
  • Documents QC problems and solutions in QC book, instrument manual or computer
  • Performs and records any and all necessary preventive maintenance for laboratory equipment
  • Recognizes possible errors in resulting and reruns, or rechecks questionable results
  • Files a corrective action report for supervisor review
  • Prints (or prepares) corrected report, notifies physician or floor
  • Immediately corrects and reports all inaccurately reported data
  • Monitors own area of responsibility as well as helping monitor supplies in common lab areas
  • Monitor supplies in common lab areas
  • Notifies supervisor of supplies needed
  • Checks in supplies received, dates the items received, and puts supplies away using
  • Correct storage conditions
  • Assists in inventory or supplies
  • Draws correct specimen for send out based on written guidelines
  • Prepares specimen for send out based on specimen requirements
  • Logs specimen in send out log
  • Stores specimen until pickup based on specific specimen requirements
  • Properly prepares specimens for transport to referral laboratories
  • Reviews manuals periodically and as concerns arise
  • Asks questions and expresses concerns to supervisor when deviations from hospital and infection control guidelines are noted
  • Participates in mandatory in-service yearly (and at orientation)
  • Takes responsibility for employee and patient safety-using personal protective equipment or equipment to protect patient
  • Understands and abides by all hospital and department safety procedures and infection control guidelines
  • Makes independent decisions based on as much information as can be gathered reasonably
  • Judgments are made with patient care and customer service in mind
  • Understands when to call pathologist, supervisor, physician or other resource to help in decision making
  • Demonstrates professional and independent judgment in daily work assignments
  • Performs phlebotomy, including paperwork associated with phlebotomy, as needed
  • Works additional hours and on-call hours as necessary for lab function
  • Reports to the laboratory on time for work and works specified hours
  • Complies with hospital established guidelines for breaks and lunch time
  • Takes responsibility for distribution of paperwork to floors, physicians, medical records, Mail etc
  • Helps photocopy, distribute and file all lab reports and reference lab reports, including pathology and cytology reports
  • Takes responsibility in assigned department for supply monitoring, procedure manual updates, basic troubleshooting and QC review and submission as necessary
  • Answers phones and deals with patients and coworkers in a courteous manner
  • Performs any and all duties when necessary to maintain functionality of lab