A licensed Medical Laboratory Technician performs and develops a wide variety of laboratory procedures requiring independent judgement and using both manual and automated methods. This employee performs chemical, microscopic, and bacteriological testing of body fluids to obtain data for diagnosis and treatment of disease under the direction of a team leader. He/she works closely with the team leader and team members in an atmosphere of continuous improvement. He/she performs other duties as assigned by a team leader and/or operations manager.
The employee must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served in his/her section. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patients status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patients requirements relative to his or her age specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in the units policies and procedures.
Associates degree with major in biological science or related field plus one year of training in an approved school of medical technology or equivalent preferred.
Laboratory experience preferred.
Licensed as a medical laboratory technician by the State of Tennessee Laboratory Licensing Board.
Core competencies required of an MLT include the performance of chemical, microscopic, and bacteriological testing of body fluids dependent upon the specific area of the laboratory. Other core competencies include the possession of independent judgement and the development of laboratory procedures. An MLT must be knowledgeable of the paperwork necessary to their job function. He/she must be able to interact with the employees and customers. Other core competencies are specific to each section of the laboratory.