Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLT) assist physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases by performing tests on tissue, blood and other body fluids. They most commonly work in hospitals, freestanding labs, or clinics/offices, and play an important role in the prevention and diagnosis of diseases.
The tests that lab techs conduct assist doctors in verifying the causes of an illness, making medical decisions and determining treatment options. Some lab techs are also experienced/certified in Phlebotomy.
Duties/Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
- Collecting, receiving, labeling, and/or analyzing samples or substances using the correct testing equipment, when necessary.
- Designing and executing laboratory testing in line with standard testing procedures, recording observations, and interpreting findings.
- Recording all experimental data and test results accurately and in the specified format (written and/or electronic.)
- Organizing and storing all chemical substances, fluids, and compressed gases according to safety instructions.
- Ensuring that safety guidelines are adhered to at all times within the laboratory.
- Maintaining daily logs and equipment record books.
- Cleaning, sterilizing, maintaining, and calibrating laboratory equipment.
- Ordering laboratory supplies, as needed.
- Providing technical support, when necessary.
- Keeping up to date with relevant scientific and technical developments.
- 1+ years recent work experience as a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT)
- Education: Associates Degree, certificate, or equivalent in Clinical Laboratory Science
- State License required in California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Tennessee and West Virginia
- MLT certification required through ASCP or AMT
- BLS may be required if job includes performing Phlebotomy
- Current TB Screen
- Valid Photo Identification/Driver's License
- Successful completion of a Background Check and Medely's screening process