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Beaumont Health Medical Technologist in Royal Oak, Michigan

General Summary:

To perform a variety of routine or specialized tests and procedures for use by physicians in diagnosis and treatment of patients in one or more areas of work, such as Chemistry, Hematology/Coagulation, Immunohematology, Histocompatibility, Flow Cytometry, Molecular Pathology, Ancillary Testing, Microbiology and other specialty departments.

Essential Duties:

  • Independently performs routine/completes chemical, hematologic, microscopic, morphologic immunologic, and/or microbiologic procedures involving the use of laboratory instruments or manual techniques maintaining appropriate technical and organizational skills within established turnaround times.

  • Applies advanced level of knowledge, training, and clinical judgment to: (a) release quality patient test results; (b) evaluate instrument performance and quality control results to determine the accuracy and reliability of all analytical data before it is released; (c) correlate results with other laboratory data and/or disease states; (d) identify technical, instrument, pharmacologic and/or physiologic causes of unexpected test results. Takes action/or develops solutions based on data at hand in collaboration with section supervisor/director.

  • Standardizes, calibrates, performs preventative maintenance and performs in-depth troubleshooting on laboratory equipment and instruments


  • Assists in the development and/or design of new test procedures and/or methodologies; participates in the evaluation, correlation, and introduction of new instruments or procedures.

  • Participates in the instruction (theory and practice) of clinical laboratory science to students, residents, and new employees; attends, participates in, and presents department continuing education and in-service training programs.

  • Participates in various quality assurance and regulatory agency activities in the department, which may include performance of proficiency testing; involvement in TQM/CQI committees; developing and documenting quality assurance monitors; writing and updating of procedure manuals; participation in mandatory personal competency assessment and assistance with administration of section competency testing program.

  • Provides direction and guidance for questions and/or problems referred by medical laboratory technicians, and other laboratory personnel concerning specimen acceptability, unusual or discrepant results, instrument or method problems, and/or out-of-control situations. Communicates with nurses/physicians/other health care workers and public concerning lab results, procedures, and technology.

  • Performs other special projects and miscellaneous duties as assigned, including inventory control, reagent preparation, limited venipuncture. Acting as a Team Leader, assumes designated functions of the supervisor in his/her absence according to CAP/CLIA requirements.

Standard Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology/Clinical Laboratory Science or a related science (i.e., Biochemistry, Microbiology, etc.)

  • Successful graduation from a National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS) accredited Medical Technology/Clinical Laboratory Science program; OR

  • Successful graduation from a Categorical Technologist program (under the auspices of a National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS) accredited Medical Technology/Clinical Laboratory Science program); OR Commensurate laboratory experience as determined by department management, (i.e., successful completion of applicable WBH School of Medical Technology lecture courses and WBH clinical laboratory medical technologist training) to include seeking MLS(ASCP) or MT(AMT) certification within one year of training/hire.

  • Work Experience

o Completion of an accredited clinical internship or equivalent experience/training as required by the Board of Registry certification.

  • U.S. certification, U.S. certification eligibility, or certification assessment by one of the following agencies:

o ASCP Medical Laboratory Scientist - MLS(ASCP)

o ASCP Medical Technologist - MT(ASCP)

o *ASCP Technologist (categorical) certification - BB(ASCP), C(ASCP), H(ASCP), I(ASCP), M(ASCP) or MB(ASCP) *

o Additional acceptable certification eligibility can be reviewed with Human Resources & the department

This position has $15,000 sign on bonus attached

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