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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Health Care Provider
Health Care & Medicine
Medical Technologist - Microbiology
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Job Description


 Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Bachelor's Degree in Medical Technology or equivalent related field of science.

Minimum Work Experience

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Specific Requirements and Preferences
At least 1-2 years in an accredited clinical laboratory.

Required Skills/Knowledge

Required Licenses and Certifications

Medical Technologist (MT)
Registry or eligible as MT (ASCP)

Functional Accountabilities

Technical Performance
  1. Performs Microbiology, Mycology, Virology, Molecular Diagnostics and Immunology procedures in accordance with established procedures and policies.
  2. Records and reports results; operates and maintains equipment; monitors quality control standards; evaluates new instruments and tests. Performs clerical and service duties as required.
  3. Cultivates, isolates and assists in identifying bacterial and other microorganisms present in body fluids, exudates skin scrapings or autopsy and surgical specimens. Performs various bacteriological, mycological, virological and parasitological tests to provide data on cause and progress of disease.
  4. Has in-depth conceptual and practical knowledge in own discipline and basic knowledge of related disciplines. Solves complex problems. Works independently; receives minimal guidance.
  5. May lead projects or project steps within a broader project or may have accountability for ongoing activities or objectives. Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience.
  6. May lead projects or project steps within a broader project or may have accountability for ongoing activities or objectives. Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience. Will be required to rotate weekends and holidays and would be flexible in working the 3 shifts (day/eve/night) as needed.
Test Results
  1. Report tests accurately in writing, orally and/or in the LIS; demonstrate knowledge of LIS.
  2. Follow established guidelines for reporting STAT results and critical values, properly documenting calls.
  3. Credit tests appropriately using correct workload exclusion codes
  4. Review testing logs and complete tests within shift.
Equipment Maintenance and Troubleshooting
  1. Perform equipment and instrument maintenance according to protocols.
  2. Follow recommended manufacturer's and/or department defined instrument performance checks and calibrations prior to testing.
  3. Troubleshoot and resolve basic instrument malfunctions following written guidelines
  4. Make adjustments or minor repairs with the aid of instrument manuals or technical service by telephone.
  5. Assist Medical Lab Technician in resolving problems.
  6. Monitor supply inventories in assigned areas to assure adequate availability; receive and stock supplies.
Quality Control
  1. Perform, evaluate and report QC protocol; identify and resolve QC failures; document resolutions.
  2. Assist MLT and LA with unresolved problems.
  3. Perform competency and proficiency challenges in a timely manner
  4. Responsible for efficient and cost effective use of supplies and reagents
Staff Training
  1. Assist in training of new employees
  2. Serve as a technical resource for Medical Lab Technicians and Laboratory Associates
  3. Write and update procedures as assigned

Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)

Organizational Commitment/Identification
  1. Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization
  2. Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences
  3. Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
  4. Maintain confidentiality at all times
Customer Service
  1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
  1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
  2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
  3. Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving
  1. Contribute to a positive work environment
  2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
  3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
  4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
  1. Use resources efficiently
  2. Search for less costly ways of doing things
  1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
  2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
  3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
  4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
  5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
  6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

About Children's National Health System

Childrens National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding childrens hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nations children for more than 130 years, Childrens National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

Childrens National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.

Our Culture

Children's mission is to be preeminent in providing pediatric health care services that enhance the health and well-being of children regionally, nationally and internationally. Through leadership and innovation, Children's creates solutions to pediatric healthcare problems. Children's excels in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families. Children's leadership realizes that our employees are the heart of our medical center and the soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.

Childrens internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Our employees share a sense of pride and commitment to the patients and families we serve. We aspire to provide patients and their families with the highest quality of care and service in a family-centered environment. In essence, we are a team of "Great People Providing Great Care."

Nursing Students

As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation.

At Childrens, a world-class teaching hospital and internationally-recognized leader in pediatric health, we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the real world of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.

Internship Program

The internship program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and real-life professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.

The program is offered to new graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates, with less than one-year acute care experience, are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.