Medical Technologist - Hematology Skills & Competencies

Manager's Guide: Medical Technologist - Hematology

The Manager's Guide to the Medical Technologist - Hematology Role

This Manager's Guide includes:

  • The complete set of 21 Competencies expected from the role
  • 97 Interview questions for determining a candidate's skill level in each of 21 Competencies
  • 100 Coaching tips for helping incumbent to advance their skills in each of the 21 Competencies
  • 94 Development goals to help measure incumbents' progress in each of the 21 Competencies
  • 166 Recommended resources for progressing education in each of the 21 Competencies

Roles and Responsibilites

The primary responsibility of the Medical Technologist - Hematology is patient clinical testing, sample and specimen collecting to aid physicians in diagnosing and monitoring patient-care.

The Medical Technologist - Hematology performs and evaluates a variety of hematology tests to aid physicians in the diagnosis and monitoring of patients.

A typical job description for the Medical Technologist - Hematology role may include:

  • Performs routine blood, urinalysis, and coagulation procedures.
  • May also be expected to study morphology of blood and perform coagulation studies.
  • Identifies unusual results and takes appropriate action to make corrections and solve problems.
  • Requires a bachelor's degree with at least 2 years of experience.
  • Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field.
  • Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Performs a variety of tasks.
  • A limited degree of creativity and latitude is required.
  • Typically reports to a manager or supervisor.

Organizational Role

The Medical Technologist - Hematology typically serves as member of team leadership and is considered a technical professional within the organization. As such, the Medical Technologist - Hematology provides difficult technical tasks. The organization will depend on this person's implementation experience. The Medical Technologist - Hematology generally is responsible for self-sufficiency. As such, the Medical Technologist - Hematology provides small project responsibility. The organization will depend on this person's technical supervision.

Medical Technologist - Hematology Job Responsibilities

The Medical Technologist - Hematology generally has the following responsibilities:

  • Collects and manages specimens; prepares specimens according to different testing requirements.
  • Performs hematology tests; evaluates and interprets test results for physicians or other relevant laboratory staff. Follows existing policies and procedures during the testing process.
  • Facilitates overall laboratory functions; maintains the lab environment and equipment functionality.
  • Identifies current professional and technical issues; cooperates with other laboratory staff to achieve departmental goals.

Medical Technologist - Hematology Competencies

The complete Medical Technologist - Hematology Manager's Guide includes the 21 key competencies expected of Medical Technologist - Hematology. The report defines each Competency in detail. The report also explains what level of proficiency Medical Technologist - Hematology should have in that Competency, as well as how important that Competency is to performing the role well.

Among the 21 Competencies for Medical Technologist - Hematology is...

Hematology Testing

You may observe several behaviors in a person that could be strong indicators of his or her capabilities in the Hematology Testing competency. The Medical Technologist - Hematology is expected to demonstrate Subject matter depth and breadth in the Hematology Testing competency. To demonstrate Subject matter depth and breadth in the Hematology Testing competency, one should demonstrate knowledge of hematology related disciplines and testing methods This person should have the ability to utilize tools and techniques to conduct high quality hematology tests in a laboratory environment.

  • Develops specimen administration and standard maintenance procedures for hematology testing.
  • Designs advanced techniques to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of hematology tests.
  • Elaborates on prior experience with all major functions and issues of hematology test instruments.
  • Plays a leadership role in establishing best practices in clinical hematology testing and analysis.
  • Establishes laboratory policies to maximize the effectiveness of quality assurance and control.
  • Contributes to the theoretical development of hematology based upon extensive research and study.

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