Registered Medical Technologist - Molecular Diagnostics - FT
University of Mississippi Medical CenterFull time Full day
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University Hospital Health System
Toxicology, Flow Cytometry, Cytogenetics, and Molecular Diagnostics
Main Campus Jackson
Registered Medical Technologist - Molecular Diagnostics - FT
To perform a full range of laboratory tests, procedures, experiments, and analyses for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. To develop, evaluate, and modify standardized procedures, techniques, and tests used in the analysis of specimens and in medical laboratory experiments. To compile scientific, technical, statistical, and/or numerical data.
Education & Experience
Bachelor's degree in medical technology/clinical lab sciences medical technologist (or graduating within 120 days) or equivalent combination of education and experience necessary to meet registration requirements in the area specialty (blood bank, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, or immunology/molecular pathology).
Certifications, Licenses or Registration Required: registration in one of the following within 120 days of hire: American Association of Bioanalyst, MT(AAB); American Medical Technologist, MT(AMT); American Society for Clinical Pathology, MT(ASCP); National Credentialing Agency for Laboratory Personnel CLS(NCA); or equivalent categorical registration in Blood Banking, BB(ASCP), Chemistry, C(ASCP), Cytometry, SCYM (ASCP); Hematology, H(ASCP), Medical Laboratory Scientist, MLS(ASCP), Microbiology, M(ASCP), or Molecular Biology, MB(ASCP). Note: categorical registration allows employee to work in area of certification only.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of laboratory and experimental protocols and procedures. Knowledge of chemical composition, structure and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations they undergo. Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells function, interspersed with each other and the environment. Analytical skills. Skills in the use of personal computers and interactions with each other and the environment. Analytical skills. Skill in the user of personal computers and related software applications. Ability to analyze, verify and manipulate clinical and/or laboratory data. Ability to perform a full range of clinical laboratory tests and chemical analysis. Ability to work with/around potentially biological and chemical hazardous conditions. Ability to monitor and maintain quality control, safety, and/or infection control standards.
- Conducts clinical laboratory tests and analysis in the areas of hematology, microbiology, immunology, clinical chemistry, and urinalysis. Monitors programs to ensure the accuracy of laboratory results.
- Analyzes samples of biological material for chemical content or reaction.
- Conducts chemical analysis of body fluids to determine the presence of normal and abnormal components.
- Cultivates, isolates, assists in identifying, and conducts tests on microbial organisms; obtains, cuts, stains, and mounts biological material on slides for microscopic study and diagnosis.
- Selects and prepares specimens and media for cell culture using aseptic technique. Studies blood samples to determine the number of cells and their morphology, as well as blood group type, and compatibility for transfusion purposes.
- Operates, calibrates, and maintains equipment used in quantitative and qualitative analysis as spectrophotometer, calorimeter, flame photometer, and computer-controlled analyzers; promotes safety, environmental, and/or infection control practices.
- The duties listed are general in nature and are examples of the duties and responsibilities performed and are not meant to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Management retains the right to add or change duties at any time.
Physical and Environmental Demands
Requires occasional exposure to unpleasant or disagreeable physical environment such as high noise level and exposure to heat and cold, constant exposure to biohazardous conditions such as risk of radiation exposure, blood borne pathogens, fumes or airborne particles, and/or toxic or caustic chemicals which mandate attention to safety considerations, constant work produced subject to precise measures of quantity and quality, frequent bending, occasional lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds, occasional crouching/stooping, frequent pushing/pulling, frequent reaching, frequent sitting, frequent standing, frequent twisting, and frequent walking. (occasional-up to 20%, frequent-from 21% to 50%, constant-51% or more)
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