Date Posted
10 / 28 / 2020
Hours Required
40 hours
Core Lab
Bachelor's Degree Required
Mount Auburn Hospital - Cambridge, MA

Clinical Specialist-Core Lab- Day Shift

Mount Auburn Hospital - Cambridge, MA


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Performs all duties and responsibilities of medical technologist.

2. Collaborates with other technical coordinators and managers to accomplish crosstraining of personnel among laboratory sections. Coordinates training of current and new staff as directed.

3. Assists in the establishment of policies and procedures, and in preparation of the operating budget.

4. Prepares work schedules to ensure effective coverage.

5. Coordinates inventory control process.

6. Monitors all quality control activities.

7. Consults with supervisor, pathologist, or laboratory manager on critical problems or unusual conditions.

8. Acts as the supervisor in his/her absence.

9. Effectively communicates with physicians, nurses, hospital, and laboratory staff to resolve problems.

10. Coordinates and monitors daily technical activities. Serves as staff resource for unusual and difficult technical problems.

11. Troubleshoots and maintains equipment; contacts service for repair as needed.

12. Keeps abreast of developments in the specialty area(s) of responsibility. Investigates new methods, procedures, etc.; and recommends application as appropriate.

13. Supports and participates in the hospital’s commitment to Continuous Improvement. Through the development and use of objective data, plans, implements, and evaluates processes that result in the delivery of integrated services.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

1. Bachelor's degree in medical technology or an equivalent biological science, and certification in medical technology M.T. (A.S.C.P.).

2. Three years of clinical laboratory experience in areas pertinent to the specific position requirements.

3. Good interpersonal skills required. Proficiency in the problem solving, trouble shooting, and judgement is necessary, as well as accuracy and efficient use of time and materials.

4. Some leadership experience preferred.

Working Conditions:

1. Exposure to infectious disease and to possible carcinogenic chemicals.

2. Minimal exposure to caustic agents, acids, and fumes.

3. Occasional prolonged standing or walking.

4. Works under constant time deadlines.

5. Performs data entry with repetitive hand movement and visual concentration at video display terminal in order to review and enter data.

6. Requires manual dexterity using fine hand manipulations.

7. Uses protective equipment as described in the Laboratory Policy and Procedure manual.

8. Requires exposure to power tools and heavy equipment.

9. Complies with precautions, as defined by Infection Control staff, in patients/materials requiring isolation.

10. Consistently uses sharps safety devices as designed to prevent injuries to self. Mount Auburn Hospital employees must be able to readily adjust to change and handle a rapid-paced environment and the stresses associated with that, while continuing to provide high-quality, efficient service.