SCOPE OF POSITION
The Medical Technologist is responsible for the independent performance of complex and specialized testing to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Required to demonstrate both practical knowledge and theoretical understanding of procedures in the clinical areas. Expected to have a comprehensive understanding of the specific principles used in diagnostic testing in order to recognize deviations in expected results, analyze technical problems and make necessary corrections to achieve quality results. The ability to operate and maintain a variety of complex scientific equipment is a requirement of this job. Responsibilities include moderate troubleshooting and repair of selected instrumentation. The abilities to recognize quality control deviations; communicate problems to management, pathologists, as well as staff members; and assist with problem resolutions are also requirements.
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High School diploma and certification through the Health Education and Welfare Academic and Sciences program.
Medical Technologists performing clinical trial testing for the State of New York must meet The State of New York Department of Health Part 58-1 of 10 NYCRR Clinical Laboratories Standards 58-1.5, Duties and qualifications of clinical laboratory technical personnel.
Medical Technologists performing testing in the State of Virginia must be nationally certified. ]]>
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