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Medical Technologist (Chemistry) - Miami, Florida - Medical Technologist

Company: Bruce W. Carter VA Medical Center
Location: Miami
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Medical Technologist (Chemistry) - Miami, Florida
Duties

The Medical Technologist assigned to the chemistry department performs a standardized variety of laboratory disciplines, such as chemistry, special chemistry, toxicology, urinalysis, and infectious immunology procedures, both manual and automated, including complex analysis and special tests; evaluating abnormal results.


  • Performs a broad range of laboratory procedures including all testing and tasks of the medical laboratory technologist occupation. In addition, performs advanced and complex laboratory procedures; recognizes deviation from expected results; analyzes and corrects problems using scientific principles.
  • Performs and reports results for a variety of tests such as timed urines, Therapeutics Drugs, Tumor Markers, cardiac Markers, Glycated Hemoglobin, body fluids, spinal fluids, Drugs of Abuse, Hepatitis- HIV Antigens and Antibodies, serum and urine electrophoresis, lmmunofixation and immunotyping, urinalysis, osmolality, and routine chemistry and immunochemistry. Performs and reports results using manual methods including tests such as urine pregnancy test, B2 hydroxybutyrate, sickle cell, cryoglobulin, etc.
  • Performs, and documents quality control and assurance activities and corrective actions related to test performance using statistical principles and theories of performance improvement on daily basis. Evaluates and troubleshoots quality control issues on daily basis. Performs linearity, comparison and carryover as assigned as well as proficiency testing/surveys as need be the case and assigned by the supervisor.
  • Answers inquiries regarding test results, methodology, test specificity, test sensitivity, and specific factors, which influence test results. Interprets results and suggests follow-up test selection or procedures
  • Responsible for the generation of laboratory results from the work area into the laboratory computers system and for the editing and verification of the results recorded into the computer system.
  • Incorporates principles of educational methodology in the instruction and training of new employees and students and in the laboratory's in-service/continuing education program
  • Communicates effectively professionally and courteously verbally and in writing while working as a healthcare team member. Provides excellent service as defined by the customer (healthcare providers, patients, and others). Gives direction and guidance using underlying principles of laboratory testing.
  • Archives laboratory documents as needed.
  • As needed, is assigned to the Outpatient Lab to perform phlebotomy, or participate in the early morning ward collection of specimens.
  • Informs the supervisor and prepares reports of adverse occurrences, instrument and utility failures that occur during the shift.


    Work Schedule

    Telework

    Virtual:

    Relocation/Recruitment Incentives

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