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Medical Technologist IV - Pathology Core Laboratory

Medical Technologist IV - Pathology Core Laboratory

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Clinical Research
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Responsible for the prompt, efficient, and accurate performance, validation, and reporting of laboratory test results, which are utilized for the purpose of prognosis, diagnosis, treatment, and research. Responsible for the technical aspects of tests performed within assigned section including quality control and analyzer maintenance. May be responsible for overseeing workflow to ensure continuity in operations and completion of routine and specialized tasks. Also, in conjunction with section leadership, conducts literature reviews and may be responsible for research and development of and validation new procedures to be performed within the section. Under the supervision of the Technical Director, Manager-Clinical Lab, or Supervisor, the MT IV is responsible for completing all technical work in the laboratory section accurately and within a timely manner and may oversee the work of the MTI, MT II, and MT III. The MT IV helps maintain a positive work climate and the overall team effort of the department.  

Position is assigned to the Core Laboratory.  Incumbent will have the primary responsibility for 
assisting the Technical Director in assay development. Experience with Mass Spectrometry to
include patient testing, assay development and validation is highly desired.

Minimum Education

Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology or in one of the biological, chemical or physical sciences and completion of a medical laboratory technologist training program that was, at the time of graduation, either NAACLS approved or approved pursuant to TN Rule 1200-06-02-.04. Educational requirements may be waived for applicants possessing HEW certification from passing the Health and Human Services proficiency examination on or before September 1, 1997 and who meet criteria outlined in TN Rule 1200-06-02-.22.

Minimum Experience

Six (6) years of medical technologist experience required, of which three (3) years of experience must be in performing method validation, quality control evaluation, writing procedures, process improvement, advanced troubleshooting, and inventory control

Two (2) years of relevant clinical medical laboratory technician experience may be considered for one (1) year of medical technologist experience.


Experience with testing and assay development using mass spectrometry (LC/MS) preferred.

Required Credentials

Tennessee licensure as Medical Technologist-General or as a Special Analyst in assigned laboratory section required or eligible. Licensure must be obtained prior to working in lab independently.

Other Credentials

Certification as a Medical Technologist by ASCPor AMT preferred Specialist Certification in assigned area by recognized accrediting body such as ASCP, preferred


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