The Medical Technologist-Generalist works under the direct supervision and professional guidance of the Section Senior Medical Laboratory Technologist and is responsible for performing tests and reporting results to the physician for use in diagnosis, treatment and / or monitoring treatment of diseases.
Performs waived and moderate complexity testing.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Performs laboratory tests, which includes various assays, following established procedures or protocols within stated TAT.
Operates and maintains the required laboratory equipment and instruments and records data.
Uses Universal / Standard safety precautions to protect oneself and co-workers from biohazardous materials, including blood-borne pathogens.
Complies with biohazard safety standards through proper handling of potentially hazardous chemical and biological agents in the workplace.
Performs pretesting preparation of reagents, solutions and stains in accordance with work guidelines.
Monitors inventory levels, informs senior technologist to order materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures, counts orders upon receipt and documents signature.
Is aware of policies, procedures and practices necessary to conduct the normal function of a specific section, unit, or work area.
Carries out duties and responsibilities with limited supervision. Makes decisions and establishes work priorities on procedure-oriented operations.
Must return from lunch and break promptly.
Must be punctual for duty.
Will remain after hours at the request of the Clinical Pathologist of HOD Laboratory.
Orders reagents and consumables in coordination with the Senior Medical Laboratory Technologist.
Must be able to perform in one or more of these departments :
Hematology and Coagulation
Serology and Immunology
Microbiology and Clinical Microscopy
Histopathology and Cytology