Georgia Employer MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN - LAB BACTERIOLOGY ( in Atlanta, Georgia

SUMMARYA Medical Laboratory Technician analyzes biological specimens using routine and complex instruments and manual methods; applies quality control, maintenance, and calibration procedures per standard operating procedures to provide accurate, reliable and timely information for preventing, diagnosing or treating disease; and participates in teaching students and new employees.QUALIFICATIONSMLT certification from the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Technician or National Certification Agency is requiredNew graduates must obtain registration with the ASCP Board within 18 months of employmentUnderstands the basic clinical laboratory methodologies and recognizes factors that affect procedures and resultsRefers problems to supervisors or medical technologistNo previous work experience necessaryORSUMMARYAnalyzes biological specimens integrating instrument operation, maintenance, control/calibration with patient data and test results to provide accurate, reliable and timely information for preventing, diagnosing or treating disease; ensures compliance with QC and QA programs to effect the highest quality patient care; offers technical support to patient care providers; and teaches students and new employees.QUALIFICATIONSCertified as a Medical Technologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists - ASCP, National Certification Agency - NCA, or Clinical Laboratory Technologists (Health Education and Welfare) - CLT(HEW) or be a graduate of a National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences - NAACLS accredited School of Medical Technology and registry eligibleNo previous work experience necessaryNew graduates or new to the state must pass certifying exam within 18 months of employmentUnderstands clinical laboratory methodologies and clinical correlationProficient in the use of the appropriate equipmentUnderstands the ethics of Medical Technology and realizes the importance of accuracy and reliability in the performance of laboratory testsEOE-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.