The GS-9 Medical Technologist at this level is responsible for testing procedures that are performed on a variety of biological specimens and/or environmental samples using manual or automated techniques, and require a broad exercise of independent judgment and responsibility with minimal technical supervision. Major Duties include, but are not limited to: Comprehensive knowledge of laboratory quality control and assurance procedures and principles of performance improvement in order to manage reagent and supply inventories and document control systems. Knowledge of laboratory equipment and ability to maintain, troubleshoot and repair instrumentation. Ability to communicate, consult and interact with other members of the healthcare team, external relations, customer service and patient education. Skilled in informatics, laboratory data flow and the understanding of laboratory processes. Maintains, calibrates, cleans, and repairs equipment and instruments. Documents those tasks and immediately informs Supervisors, Laboratory Directors, or Pathologists of any problems. Performs a broad range of laboratory procedures including testing and tasks of the medical laboratory technologist occupation in the Laboratory Department which includes the sections of Chemistry, Immunochemistry, Hematology, Coagulation, Serology, Blood Bank, and limited Microbiology. Processes specimens using equipment necessary to prepare them for specific culture and microscopic analyses, controls physical conditions, and responds to time factors to insure that the physiological state of the specimen is maintained. Calibrates, standardizes, adjusts and maintains laboratory instruments. Verifies correct instrument operation using established procedures, and quality control checks. Identifies the cause of common problems and makes simple repairs. Advises on course of action to follow when values obtained from standard control sample values, or proficiency test programs are unacceptable. Examines functions of instruments, rechecks conditions of test performance, evaluates reaction system and/or procedural techniques used, and identifies function with symptoms. Ability to use independent technical judgment to analyze and interpret laboratory results. Ability to interpret and apply complex written instructions. Ability to communicate, consults, and interacts with other members of the healthcare team, external relations, customer service, and patient education Work Schedule: Monday- Friday, Night Shift available, 12:00am - 8:00am Functional Statement Title/#: Medical Technologist Recruitment/Relocation Incentives: Eligible -- You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.
Internal Number: 598426200
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