Tufts Medical Center Medical Technologist in Boston, Massachusetts

Medical Technologist

Department: Lab: Chemistry

Schedule: Full-Time Regular

Shift: Night shift

Grade: 10.0

Hours: 11:30p-7a

Job Details:

  • With minimal or no supervision, this position performs routine and non-routine laboratory tests. Analyzes, records, and reports test results, conducts quality control when appropriate, and maintains equipment in working order.

Responsibilities:

Performs routine and non-routine laboratory tests including CLIA highly complex testing.

Records and reviews results to determine if additional testing is required and performs those tests as needed.

Performs troubleshooting of instruments, takes and records corrective action. Problems requiring advanced technical knowledge are referred to a higher level.

Participates in inter/intra laboratory committees, such as safety committee.

May orient and train new employees, students, and residents as needed.

May assist in the set up of new procedures, modification of existing procedures, update of procedure manuals, and evaluation of new products.

May perform administrative functions such as purchasing or inventory control.

Relays test results and/or reports to physicians or others authorized to receive them. Discusses findings with physicians when necessary.

Attends mandatory annual training sessions in standard precautions, fire safety, chemical hygiene, and laboratory compliance.

Performs all functions that are required for the laboratory to meet the standards specified by accrediting agencies such as JCAHO and CAP with respect to: written technical and administrative procedures and policies covering test methodologies, operation and maintenance of instruments and equipment, quality control of testing and reporting, specimen collection and handling, plant maintenance, personnel policies, safety, and quality assurance.

Performs other similar and job related duties as required or directed.

Requirements:

Must have the ability to operate sophisticated and technical equipment and perform tests requiring analytical and interpretive skills with a high degree of accuracy.

Must have interpersonal skills necessary to interact with peers, physicians, nurses, medical students, and fellows.

Must be able to work accurately and effectively under pressure.

Level of knowledge obtained through a Bachelor's Degree in Medical Technology. A Bachelor's Degree in a related field with certification in one of the various Clinical Laboratory disciplines and one year of satisfactory work experience in an accredited clinical laboratory is also acceptable.*

ASCP or NCA certification preferred.*

  • An equivalent combination of education and experience, which provides proficiency in the areas of responsibility listed above, and satisfies CLIA requirements for High Complexity testing, may be substituted for the above education and requirements.

Knowledge and training in good laboratory practices and proper use of Standard operating procedures.