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Medical Technologist - Microbiology

Boston $65,000 - $75,000 Contract

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct a variety of routine and highly specialized diagnostic tests and procedures in the field of microbiology.
  • Assure the quality of results and effectively communicate the relevance of findings to other healthcare professionals.
  • Accurately and efficiently identify pathogens through manual or automated culture methods and other testing methodologies.
  • Obtain results in a timely manner, recognizing both normal and life-threatening outcomes.
  • Follow established protocols for the notification of results to clinicians, ensuring complete documentation on worksheets and in the Laboratory Information System (LIS).
  • Perform and understand quality control programs, including the evaluation of values, documentation of errors, corrective actions, and maintenance of records in appropriate logs.
  • Perform and record scheduled equipment maintenance, troubleshoot equipment problems, and promptly notify the department supervisor of any malfunctions.
  • Proficiently operate the LIS and other computer-related programs, staying current with changes and upgrades to each system.
  • Actively participate in departmental quality assurance programs.
  • Recognize the importance of specimen integrity and identify events that may compromise the quality of testing and reporting of results.

Qualifications:

  • AMT or ASCP Eligible/Certified

  • Associates degree or B.A. equivalent in Biology, Chemical, Physical, Medical Technology, or Clinical Laboratory Science

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