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Under general supervision, performs routine and complex analytic procedures on blood and/or other body fluids or specimens, involving manual techniques or the use of laboratory instruments and information systems.
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs routine and complex biological, chemical, cytological, hematological, histologic, immunological, microscopic, and/or bacteriological tests procedures on laboratory specimens, using manual or automated techniques and information systems, for the purpose of diagnosing, preventing, or treatment of disease.
The Medical Technologist is qualified to perform all duties of the Medical Technologist job, and in a given job situation may or may not perform all of the duties; actual duties will pertain to the specific Medical Technologist position.
Applies knowledge, training, and independent clinical judgment to take action and/or develop solutions.
Collaborates with leadership staff to improve processes and resolve problems, including: Evaluating instrument performance and quality control results to ensure the accuracy and reliability of all analytic data prior to release; Correlating results with other lab data and/or disease states; Identification of technical, instrument, pharmacologic and/or physiologic causes of unexpected test results.
Performs calibration, preventive maintenance, quality control, and troubleshooting of laboratory equipment, instruments and/or laboratory information systems.
Completion of accredited Bachelor's Degree program in medical technology, medical laboratory sciences, or clinical laboratory sciences.
Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Microbiology, or Biology may be considered if completed coursework aligns with the duties of the specific Medical Technologist position.
Coursework completed outside of the US must be verified by a NACES approved credential evaluation service.
Requires six months experience in a medical laboratory setting.
Demonstrated technical proficiency and theoretical knowledge sufficient to perform laboratory functions are required.
Certification at the technologist level from a nationally recognized agency, such as ASCP, NCA, ASM, AABB, ACS, or HEW is preferred.
Organization: Henry Ford Hospital - Detroit Main Campus
This posting represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that incumbents may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described above.
Under the leadership of President and CEO Robert G. Riney, Henry Ford Health is a $6 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and 250+ sites including medical centers, walk-in and urgent care clinics, pharmacy, eye care facilities and other healthcare retail. Established in 1915 by auto industry pioneer Henry Ford, the health system now has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry Ford Medical Group, one of the nation's oldest physician groups. An additional 2,200 physicians are also affiliated with the health system through the Henry Ford Physician Network. Henry Ford is also one of the region's major academic medical centers, receiving between $90-$100 million in annual research funding and remaining Michigan's fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an active participant in medical education and training, the health system has trained nearly 40% of physicians currently practicing in the state and also provides education and training for other health professionals including nurses, pharmacists, radiology and respiratory technicians. visitHenryFord.com.
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