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Lead Medical Technologist- Full Time - 1792021 

Job Title: Lead Medical Technologist  

Department: Laboratory  

Reports To: Director of Laboratory  

Status: Full-Time

Exempt: Nonexempt

Date: June 28, 2021

Primary Purpose: The Lead Medical Technologist will perform clinical laboratory procedures,  quality assurance, and instrument maintenance. The Lead Medical Technologist will also  maintain cooperative working relationships with intradepartmental and interdepartmental staff.  

Supervisory Responsibilities:  

  • None

 

Duties/Responsibilities:  

  • Assists Director of Laboratory with administrative duties to include but not limited to:  scheduling staff and ordering supplies  

  • Performs routine and special laboratory tests in a designated medical specialty  area, recognizes test inconsistencies and takes appropriate corrective action.  Assists laboratory co-workers in resolution of similar problems. Seeks help from  the section head or clinical pathologist when needed.  

  • Calls in critical test results to physicians or nurses immediately and according to  established criteria. Maintains the abnormal results log according to protocol.  Prepares test reports legibly. Initials and dates work performed. Reviews reports  for clerical accuracy and clinical indications.  

  • Performs quality-control tests in a designated area. Analyzes quality-control data  and takes appropriate corrective action when results are outside acceptable limits.  Assists laboratory co-workers in resolution of similar problems. Seeks help from  the section head as required. Documents actions taken. Holds patient results until  out-of-control situations are resolved. Reports unresolved situations to the section  head, or when appropriate, to the clinical pathologist.  

  • Documents all instrument checks, preventive maintenance, routines, problems,  and corrective actions taken. Recognizes, analyzes, and takes corrective action to  resolve instrument/clinical problems. Assists laboratory co-workers in the  resolution of similar problems. Seeks help from the section head as required.  Reports unresolved instrument/clinical problems to the section head. 

  • Performs clerical functions associated with the designated laboratory area.  

  • Contributes to the general laboratory functions and institutional needs. Performs  specimen collection and processing duties according to policies established in the  medical specialty area.  

  • Attends regular department staff meetings and in-service training.  

  • Attends and participates in the preparation and/or presentation of the laboratory  continuing education programs.  

  • Observes laboratory and hospital policies, procedures, and safety practices.  Required Skills/Abilities:  

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  

  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.  

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.  

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.  

 

Education and Experience:  

  • Bachelor’s degree and the successful completion of an accredited medical technology  program or the equivalent training, education, and experience.  

  • State of Hawaii clinical technologist license is required.  

 

Physical Requirements:  

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.  

  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.  

  • Exposure to infection from disease-bearing specimens, to odorous chemicals and  specimens.  

  • Subject to electrical hazards.  

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work  performed by an employee in this classification. It is not to be interpreted as a  comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required doing  this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with  disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.