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Medical Laboratory Technician (Health Services) (Open Positions: 1)

Closes On: December 9, 2020 at 11:59 PM CST

Department: Health Services
Job Status: Full-Time
Rate of Pay: $2,535.00 Monthly - Salary Commensurate with Experience and Education
Status: Grant-Funded
Details: Requisition #20-69569
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Position Summary

Responsible for performing serological, bacteriological, biochemical, hematological and microbiological laboratory examinations; which range from waived to moderate and high complexity laboratory analysis.

Pay Grade:  42

Minimum Qualifications

100% -

1. Licensed as a Medical Laboratory Technician by the State of Tennessee; and completion of a National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Services (NAACLS) approved program for Medical Laboratory Technicians; and

2. Associate’s degree from an accredited college, university or technical college in medical laboratory technology.


Duties and Responsibilities

1. Monitors and maintains proper quality controls to evaluate the effectiveness of complex laboratory instrumentation.

2. Generates accurate laboratory data that is needed to diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community.

3. Maintains legible records of manual results and accurately entering results into the computer system.

4. Keeps work surfaces clean and orderly.

5. Serves as a technical resource by participating in staff training, answering questions of other professionals, participating in education opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, and participating in professional organizations.

6. Provides immunology test results for patient diagnosis and treatment by operating equipment such as enzyme immunoassay and serological testing.

7. Contributes to a safe and secure environment for patients, visitors, providers and coworkers by following standards and procedures, complying with legal regulations.

8. Assures patient confidentiality by abiding by HIPPA laboratory policies and regulations.

9. Serves and protects the community by adhering to professional standards, laboratory policies and procedures, federal, state and local requirements, and JCAHO standards.

10. Performs other related duties as required or directed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

KSAs -

1. Knowledge of effectual laboratory medicine performance principles.

2. Knowledge of roles and functions of public health laboratory.

3. Ability to perform complex and critical laboratory duties.

4. Ability to train other personnel.

Special Requirements

Must maintain certification/license throughout the duration of employment.


This position is subject to a background check for any convictions that have a substantial relationship to potential job duties. Only convictions that are substantially related to potential job duties will be considered and will not automatically disqualify the candidate.