Jul 08, 2024

Medical Technologist

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

Job Description

Medical Technologist - (22000082)


This postion is in the Send Outs department in the Clinical Laboratory. This role is responsible for processing and packaging the specimens being sent to various reference labs that Children's National Hospital uses for outside testing. Great customer service skills and attention to detail are needed for this postition. There are phone calls, faxes and emails to be sent out to clinical staff regarding information needed or updates of results, so these two skills are emphasized with this position. Additionally there is frequent communication with the reference labs themselves.The work is largely independent though the person needs to be a team player because there is a lot of interaction with both internal and external customers.


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

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
  • Assist in resolving specimen problems
  • Monitor supply inventories in assigned areas to assure adequate availability; receive and stock supplies


  • 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 great customer service skills


  • 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: Day
Work Schedule: 8am to 4:30pm

Job Posting

: Feb 13, 2022, 1:46:55 PM