Jun 20, 2024

Medical Technologist

  • Children's National Hospital
  • Washington, DC, USA

Job Description

Medical Technologist - (220000E4)


This position performs Blood Bank, Chemistry, Hematology, Immunology, Microbiology, Virology, and/or Genetics procedures in accordance with established procedures and policies. Records and reports results; operates and maintains equipment; monitors quality control standards; evaluates new instruments and tests. Performs clerical and service duties as required.


Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree Bachelor's in Medical Technology or equivalent related field of science (Required)

Minimum Work Experience
1 year Experience in an accredited clinical laboratory (Required)

Required Skills/Knowledge
Math Ability Level: Statistics preferred.
Good interpersonal and communication skills important.
Knowledge and skills related to LIS desirable.

Required Licenses and Certifications
Registry or eligible as MT(ASCP) (Required)

Functional Accountabilities
Technical Performance

  • Perform routine technical procedures as assigned following standard operating procedures.

  • Perform tests accurately in an organized and efficient manner.
  • Keep up-to-date with procedure updates.
  • Demonstrate competence in assigned areas.
  • Serve as a technical resource for Medical Lab Technicians and Laboratory Associates.

Test Results

  • Report tests accurately in writing, orally and/or in the LIS; demonstrate knowledge of LIS.

  • Follow established guidelines for reporting ST A T results and critical values, properly documenting calls.
  • Credit tests appropriately using correct workload exclusion codes.
  • Review testing logs and complete tests within shift

Equipment Maintenance and Troubleshooting

  • Perform equipment and instrument maintenance according to protocols.

  • Follow recommended manufacturer's and/or department defined instrument performance checks and calibrations prior to testing.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve basic instrument malfunctions following written guidelines.
  • Make adjustments or minor repairs with the aid of instrument manuals or technical service by telephone.
  • Assist Medical Lab Technician in resolving problems.
  • Monitor supply inventories in assigned areas to assure adequate availability; receive and stock supplies.

Quality Control

  • Perform, evaluate and report QC protocol; identify and resolve QC failures; document resolutions.

  • Assist ML T and LA with unresolved problems.
  • Perform competency and proficiency challenges in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for efficient and cost effective use of supplies and reagents.


  • Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance.

  • Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation.
  • Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation.
  • Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication.
  • Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers.
  • Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance.

Organizational Accountabilities
Staff Training

  • Assist in training of new employees.

  • Serve as technical designee in competency testing of staff.
  • Write and update procedures as assigned.

Organizational Commitment/Identification

  • Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization.

  • Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences.
  • Demonstrate personal and professional integrity.
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times.

Customer Service

  • Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met.


  • Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior.

  • Partner with all team members to achieve goals.
  • Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions.

Performance Improvement/Problem-solving

  • Contribute to a positive work environment.

  • Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change.
  • Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes.
  • Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment.

Cost Management/Financial Responsibility

  • Use resources efficiently.

  • Search for less costly ways of doing things.

Primary Location

: District of Columbia-Washington

Work Locations

Sheikh Zayed Campus
111 Michigan Avenue
Washington 20010


: Allied Health


: Patient Services
Position Status: R (Regular) - FT - Full-Time
Shift: Evening
Work Schedule: 3:30 - 1200

Job Posting

: Feb 15, 2022, 7:04:08 PM