POSITION SUMMARY: Performs clinical laboratory tests in one laboratory division (i.e. Cytogenetics, Hematology, Chemistry, Blood Bank, Microbiology, or Molecular) by standard operating policies and procedures, understands method principles, performs quality control, performs preventative maintenance, and analyzes results as to accuracy, acceptability and critical limits. The staff technologist works independently and in consultation under the guidance of the Medical Director and supervisory personnel, organizing work to meet established deadlines and records all data obtained.
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:
Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology (Medical Laboratory Science).
OR Bachelor of Science degree in a related science such as Microbiology, Biology, or Chemistry AND one year pertinent full-time experience or training in a clinical laboratory setting. (one year training does not apply to the cytogenetics laboratory)
OR Associate’s Degree as Medical Laboratory Technician with Bachelor’s Degree and certification as a Medical Technologist (Medical Laboratory Scientist). (3. Does not pertain to the cytogenetics laboratory).
Licensed as a Laboratory Technologist in the state of West Virginia required within 90 days of employment. (required for all laboratories except Cytogenetics)
Licensed as a Laboratory Trainee in the state of West Virginia required within 90 days. (Cytogenetics laboratory only)
For Staff Med Tech only - Licensed as a Laboratory Technologist in the state of West Virginia required after 1 year of employment (Cytogenetics laboratory only)
WVU Medicine - West Virginia University Health System is West Virginia University’s affiliated health system, West Virginia’s largest private employer, and a national leader in patient safety and quality.
More than 1,000 active medical staff members and 15,000 employees serve hundreds of thousands of people each year from across the state of West Virginia and the nation, driven by an unbridled passion to provide the most advanced healthcare possible to the people of West Virginia and beyond.
The health system includes the physicians, specialists, and sub-specialists of the West Virginia University School of Medicine; five community hospitals; three critical access hospitals; and a children’s hospital, all anchored by a 600-bed academic medical center that offers tertiary and quaternary care.