The Senior Medical Technologist is responsible for supervision and performance in an area of specialization in the laboratory; i.e., Hematology, Microbiology, Chemistry, and Blood Bank.
Supervises one or more departments of clinical laboratory.
Performs all tests and examinations in that department.
Notifies and discusses abnormal results with physicians.
Assists in evaluating new procedures.
Schedules certain tests which are considered special procedures.
Assists in maintaining quality control program.
Keeps abreast of new technical and theoretical procedures and coordinates the continuing education of their subordinates.
Provides assistance to technologists and technicians when problems arise.
Maintains records and procedure files for their department.
Participates in overall shift coverage for call-in and weekend duty.
May perform duties of Chief or Assistant Chief Technologist in their absence.
May contact physicians and relay and discuss patient results.
Depending on hospital, may be allowed to perform procedures without physician's request.
Performs other duties as assigned.
A Master's Degree from an accredited institution with a major in one of the chemical, physical, or biological sciences, and subsequent to graduation, has at least four years of pertinent laboratory experience of which not less than two years has been spent working in the designated specialty in a clinical laboratory; or,
A baccalaureate degree in Medical Technology which includes successful completion of a program in an CAHEA approved School of Medical Technology and certification as a Medical Technologist by a national certified agency, plus at least six years of pertinent clinical laboratory experience of which not less than two years have been in a designated laboratory specialty; or,
A baccalaureate degree from an accredited educational institution with a major in one of the chemical, physical, or biological sciences; and, subsequent to graduation - (a) has had at least six years of pertinent laboratory experience of which not less than two years has been spent working in the designated laboratory specialty in a hospital clinical laboratory, with a director at the doctoral level; and, (b) has successfully completed pertinent courses which, when combined with the foregoing experience, will provide technical and professional knowledge comparable to that of #2 above.