What does a Senior Medical Technologist do?

A medical technologist is responsible for performing professional laboratory work following established clinic procedures and performing chemical and biological tests on patient specimens for medical diagnosis. Medical technologists conduct laboratory tests, procedures, experiments, and analyses to provide data for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. They analyze bodily fluids like blood, urine, and spinal fluid, to determine the presence of normal and abnormal components. Medical technologists typically work in laboratory facilities.

A Bachelor's Degree in medical technology along with 2 years experience is required for medical technologist positions. A valid ASCP certification is also required. Successful medical technologists possess a strong eye for detail and strong communication skills.

What responsibilities are common for Senior Medical Technologist jobs?
  • Studies blood cells, their numbers, and morphology using a microscopic technique
  • Analyze test results and enters findings in computer
  • Perform blood group, type, and compatibility tests for transfusion purposes
  • Troubleshoot, diagnose and repair any issues with the equipment used in the laboratory
  • Perform radiographic procedures at a technically acceptable level
  • Maintain quality assurance of the laboratory by performing proficiency testing
  • Reduce the potential for liability by following established practices and procedures for completing x-rays as requested by the physician
  • Perform radiographic procedures at a technically acceptable level
What are the typical qualifications for Senior Medical Technologist jobs?
  • 2+ years' experience as a Medical Technologist
  • Valid ASCP certification required
  • Previous experience as in a hospital laboratory setting preferred
  • Specialization in areas such as hematology, blood-bank, serology, immunohematology, bacteriology, histology, or chemistry
  • Must possess a strong eye for detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Deeply analytical with strong mathematical abilities
  • Able to lift 20 pounds
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

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When working as a Senior Medical Technologist, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are ASCP, Calibration, Trouble Shooting, Service Oriented and Computer Literacy.

The most similar professions to Senior Medical Technologist are:
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  • Clinical Laboratory Technologist

The most common qualifications to become a Senior Medical Technologist is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.

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