North Country Hospital

**Statement of Purpose**

This generalist position performs clinical testing in all laboratory areas for use in diagnosis and treatment of disease. The technologist obtains or receives specimens, performs clinical laboratory tests by standardized procedures, understands method principles, performs quality control, performs preventative maintenance, and interprets results as to accuracy, acceptability and critical limits. The technologist works independently, organizing work to meet job competence.

Adheres to hospital and laboratory policies and procedures including but not limited to safety, infection control, personnel, and disaster. This position requires effective communication and interpersonal skills.

The employee must conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the philosophy of the hospital.

**Job Requirements**

Nationally recognized certification credentials or equivalent. Baccalaureate degree in Medical Technology or a baccalaureate degree in a related science with approved clinical laboratory scientist training. Non-traditional route to establish skill level may be accepted after review of education and experience.

Associate Degree in Medical Technology or an Associate Degree in a related science with approved clinical laboratory scientist training, plus eight years working in a clinical laboratory.