Medical Technologist-Microbiology

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UT Southwestern Medical Center
Village, Texas, US
May 04, 2021
Aug 04, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Experience and Education

Bachelor's degree in medical technology or related field.

Certification as Medical Technologist by approved accrediting agency. New graduates can be hired without the certification, but will be given the opportunity to earn it within six months of hire date.

Shift: Mon-Fri, 9PM-5:30AM, rotate weekends

Job Duties

  • Job knowledge. Accurately performs a variety of microbiological procedures for the cultivation, isolation and identification of microorganisms in blood, respiratory sources, skin scrapings, exudates, body fluids and surgical specimens, Conducts routine and specialized microbiological procedures including bacteriology, virology, fungal, mycobacteriology and parasitology assays. Conducts rapid molecular and serological testing. Recognizes deviation from expected results; evaluates results for discrepancies and feasibility, utilizing instrument and LIS flags, analyzes and corrects problems according to procedure. Recognizes critical results and correctly documents notification of critical results to appropriate personnel.

  • Quality Orientation. Performs all quality control procedures to ensure validity of test results. Evaluates, documents, and troubleshoots quality control according to lab protocols. Takes appropriate corrective action when errors are detected or specimen rejection / recollection is required. Ensures patient specimen stability and proper sample processing. Inventory check of reagents as required. Treat all proficiency test samples according to CAP guidelines and laboratory expectations.

  • Instrumentation. Performs instrument startup and shutdown. Perform and document all maintenance procedures and calibrations, as needed. Evaluates function checks and calibration results. Performs corrective action when necessary.

  • Productivity: Ensures smooth workflow in all areas of the laboratory. Exhibits efficient use of time and resources. Meets expectations for TAT and pending list review. Coordinates daily tasks to achieve maximum productivity and efficiency during the assigned shift

  • Attendance: Reports for work on the assigned days at the assigned times.

  • Performs special projects such as evaluation of new reagents, procedures, tests, or other duties as assigned.

  • Achieves a minimum of 10 continuing education hours annually. Continuously seeks knowledge in and outside of functional area.

  • Actively participates in Performance Improvement Activities. Serves on committees and task forces. Orientates and instructs students and laboratory personnel in established clinical laboratory techniques, as required.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Work is performed primarily in laboratory area with exposure to one or more disagreeable elements, such as bodily fluids, infectious agents, odors, chemicals, contagious diseases, etc.

    Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents in lieu of stated minimum require prior approval of Vice President for Human Resources Administration or his/her designee.


    This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information

    UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. As an equal opportunity employer, UT Southwestern prohibits unlawful discrimination, including discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or veteran status.

    UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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