The senior medical technologist is often hired by laboratories that are usually found in hospitals or clinics. Almost all companies are looking for applicants that have a bachelor's degree in medical technology or clinical laboratory science. In addition to a degree, some companies also require that the applicant is certified by the state as a technologist. The requirements for this certificate can vary depending on the state. In addition to the education and certification, many companies also desire that the applicant has a few years of experience working in a clinical laboratory setting. The senior medical technologist will mostly be working in a laboratory environment, and the job does not generally include any travel.
The senior medical technologist is responsible for the testing and analysis of samples delivered to them. They will be working on performing various tests on patient samples and keeping a record of the results. The senior medical technologist is required to follow strict guidelines and regulations to ensure their own safety and the authenticity of the results. They will need to maintain the equipment used in the laboratory and will be responsible for calibration, quality control, and cleaning of the equipment. The senior medical technologist may also be required to order and restock supplies and to perform some clerical duties from time to time. The technologist usually works underneath a lab manager.
Senior Medical Technologist Tasks
Train and supervise other technicians, instructing them in the protocols and equipment.
Calibrate, maintain, troubleshoot, test, and validate equipment and results.
Perform laboratory medical tests, ensuring that correct procedures are followed.
Update procedure manuals, making changes to improve accuracy and speed.