Medical Technologist - Microbiology (Per-Diem/Nights/Weekends) at Newton-Wellesley Hospital(NWH)

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

Location: Newton, Massachusetts

Job Description:

The Medical Technologist performs testing as outlined in this document in the department or departments to which they have been assigned to at the time of hire, or as Laboratory Management determines to be in the best interest of the laboratory to meet patient care needs.

Essential Functions:

  • Performs mosting stat testing and gram stain only, during the overnights.

  • Performs qualitative and quantitative tests using various lab instruments and/or manual methods on blood, plasma, urine, CSF, stool, and/or body fluids following standard operating procedures.

  • Complies with all established standards and practices pertaining to test performance, including, but not limited to, laboratory procedures, hospital procedures, CAP guidelines, JCAHO guidelines, and within the institution's policies regarding compliance.

  • Performs quality control procedures as needed and established by protocol. Analyzes quality control data, makes judgments on observed results and takes appropriate action to ensure that accuracy and precision are maintained.

  • Identifies abnormal patient results; recognizes factors that affect measurements/results, and takes appropriate action; seeks assistance in resolution as needed.

  • Recognizes equipment malfunctions, documents problems as may be required, performs trouble-shooting and repair in accordance with established guidelines. Alerts supervisor/manager/designee as needed.

  • Communicates results to physicians or other authorized healthcare providers as may be required and/or appropriate. Ensures that there is proper documentation of calls.

  • Monitors reagents and supplies; orders as needed, or communicates need to appropriate person to maintain appropriate inventory of necessary supplies.

  • Performs hand-off communication in accord with applicable laboratory or department policy/procedure.

  • Documents errors using hospital Safety Reporting System; informs supervisor/clinical manager/designee on process improvement.

Sample of Current Analyzers/Information Systems:

  • Microbiology - Becton Dickinson, Biomerieux, Cepheid

  • Sunquest (Lab IS), Epic (Clinical)

  • Instrument Middleware


Job Knowledge and Skills

  • Familiar with typical laboratory operations including use of computer systems

  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment, organize and prioritize work as needed

  • Capable of following written procedures, both technical and administrative

  • Can recognize problems with tests, analyzers, and samples that could impact test results

  • Communicates effectively with both internal and external customers

  • Functions as a team player at all times


  • Associate's degree in medical technology.

  • Bachelor's degree in medical technology or biological sciences from an accredited school


  • Knowledge/skill in a specific/multiple laboratory area(s) acquired through training or previous work experience of at least one year (full-time) preferred.

  • New graduates of medical technology programs with successful completion of clinical internship.

  • Previous experience with laboratory information systems preferred; familiarity with Windows software applications a plus

License, Certification, and/or Registrations

  • Nationally recognized certification as a medical technologist/technician preferred. Individuals who are eligible for certification examination may qualify.

  • Certification in a specialty category may be acceptable in lieu of medical technologist/technician certification.

EEO Statement

Newton-Wellesley Hospital will provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, veteran or active military status, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation.
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