Must be certified MLT or MLS
10+ years of experience required
The main function of an associate med tech is to perform routine medical laboratory tests for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease.
A typical associate med tech may work under the supervision of a medical technologist.
Supervise the set up, adjusting, maintenance and cleaning of medical laboratory equipment.
Review and approve the results of tests and experiments to ensure conformity to specifications, using special mechanical and electrical devices.
Review the record of test data for accuracy.
Review pathology results when abnormal cells are found.
May conduct chemical analyses of body fluids, such as blood and urine, using microscope or automatic analyzer to detect abnormalities or diseases, and enter findings into computer.
May conduct blood tests for transfusion purposes and perform blood counts.
May collect blood or tissue samples from patients, observing principles of asepsis to obtain blood sample. Skills:
Verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, and problem solving skills.
Strong ability to work independently and manage time. Leadership and mentoring skills necessary to provide support and constructive performance feedback. Strong knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries and diseases. Strong ability to analyze data and accurately document and record results.
Education/Experience: High school diploma or GED required.
Associate’s degree in medical technology or vocational training preferred. 10+ years experience required.