Jun 20, 2024

Medical Technologist

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

Job Description

Medical Technologist - (210003BD)


Performs Blood Bank, 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: Day
Work Schedule: 7a-330p Weekend rotation

Job Posting

: Apr 4, 2022, 8:48:54 AM