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- Wilmington, DE
- Sheila Mattucci
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Medical Technologist (Microbiology)
St. Francis Healthcare • Wilmington, DE
Posted 2 months ago
Applies theoretical and technical knowledge and skills to perform a variety of routine and specialized laboratory tests. Exercises independent professional judgement in determining the acceptability of results prior to release to the patient record. Produces accurate and complete results. Recognizes critical values and responds appropriately. Performs quality control testing in accordance with established laboratory protocol. Performs and documents corrective action as needed. Operates, maintains, and troubleshoots complex laboratory instruments. Interprets and communicates laboratory results, procedures and policies to physicians and other hospital personnel in accordance with policies and procedures. Maintains appropriate and accurate documentation and records whether in the laboratory information system or manual logs. Manages infectious specimens, hazardous chemicals and potentially dangerous instruments in accordance with hospital and departmental policies in order to maintain a safe work environment. Changes work methods or schedule and modifies behavior when necessary in order to adapt to various situations and changing work demands. Demonstrates professional, friendly, courteous, interpersonal skill in interactions with hospital staff, supervisory staff, co-workers, customers, and patients/family members. Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (Education/Experience/Licensure/Certification/Skills):
- Baccalaureate degree or equivalent in biological science, chemical science, laboratory science (medical technology), or graduate degree with related experience in microbiology. MT (ASCP) or NCA preferred. Other training combined with experience as outlined below is acceptable.
- If MT (ASCP), no experience is necessary, although previous experience in particular field (microbiology) may be required. If baccalaureate degree in biological or chemical science, one-year relevant clinical laboratory experience or equivalent is required. Laboratory Information System experience, preferably Cerner, desirable.
- Performance of routine and highly specialized analytical procedures requires a high level of skill and use of independent judgement in performance and evaluation of all procedures. Thorough understanding of all routine, new and special procedures and theory required for application and development of procedures to the laboratory.