Associateâs degree in Medical Lab Technology or equivalent. Certified as a medical lab technician or equivalent.
Experience in a lab or hospital as an MLT/MT
The primary duty of the medical laboratory technician/ medical technologist is to perform diagnostic laboratory tests on blood and other body fluids. Data generated from these tests will aid clinic veterinarians and students in diagnosis and monitoring of their patients, which have been brought to the Veterinary College for treatment.
Other clients include graduate students, researchers and veterinarians throughout the United States who have contracted our services. Initial setup of new instrumentation and training of the other staff members is the responsibility of the primary technologist assigned to each area of the laboratory.
Maintenance, quality control and troubleshooting of instrumentation are also the duties of this technologist. Veterinary students are taught clinical laboratory techniques and procedures by the technologist. Instruction may also be given to graduate students, veterinary residents and technicians.
The technologist assists in training student employees and supervises their daily duties. The technologist consults with veterinarians throughout the state concerning proper sampling and shipping techniques for samples sent to our laboratory
To be considered for a Medical Lab Technologist a bachelors degree or equivalent is required
To be considered for a Medical Laboratory Technician an associates degree or equivalent is required.
Summary Performs clinical laboratory tests that provide information to physicians for diagnosis, prevention or treatment of diseases in patients. Performs specialized testing within an assigned area.
Example of Duties
Perform Diagnostic Testing: Hospital lab testing on multi-species samples (clinical and research cases), perform automated hematology procedures, didactic evaluation of test results, analysis of biochemistry tests in a variety of specimen types, serology analysis, perform quality control procedures
Training: assists in training vet students, vet techs, and vet tech students, new employees employed in the laboratory
Perform maintenance and quality controls: maintain all laboratory instrumentation according to manufacturer on a daily and weekly basis to ensure quality results and to eliminate potential down time, perform basic troubleshooting procedures, maintain clean lab area, us proper precautions to avoid exposure to hazardous materials
Level Guidelines â¢ Individual contributor position with developing professional and/or technical skills working under immediate to general supervision â¢ Grasps professional-level knowledge and concepts of field while working in a progressive learning mode â¢ Works on problems and issues of somewhat limited scope â¢ Follows standard practices and procedures in analyzing situations or data for which answers are available or can be obtained â¢ Responds to inquiries and issues, escalating to manager or higher level workers as appropriate â¢ May lead projects of limited scope and complexity â¢ May provide guidance to students
Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period
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