The Medical Technologist (MT) provides accurate and timely testing and results to requesting physicians and other health care professionals for use in diagnosis and treatment of disease. The MT should consistently utilize excellent customer service skills to both internal and external customers at all times. A positive and professional interpersonal style with a strong commitment to the team effort is mandatory.
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire
- Certified as a Medical Technologist (MT). (OR)
- Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or equivalent. (OR)
- Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) by the National Credentialing Agency (NCA) or equivalent ASCP Specialty or Categorical certification.
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment
- Certified MT (ASCP) or MLS (ASCP) or CLS (NCA) or equivalent. (OR)
- ASCP Specialty or Categorical certification.
**Certification not required but strongly encouraged if hired before January 2007.
- Minimum of one (1) year of clinical work experience as a Medical Technologist.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Laboratory Science (BSCLS) from an accredited program. (OR)
- Bachelor's Degree in a Biological Science* in addition to graduation from an NAACLS-accredited CLS/MT certificate program. (OR)
- Bachelor’s Degree in a Biological Science with 5 or more years of on the job training in a hospital health care environment in a specific lab discipline performing high complexity testing in blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology and clinical microscopy (categorical or generalist certification required). *unless grandfathered under previous hiring requirements
- Master’s Degree in Clinical Laboratory Science (MSCLS) from an accredited program.