How to write a Medical Lab Technician job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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Medical Lab Technician job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimise your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialised, consider including the specialisation in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Medical Lab Technician job titles

    Medical Lab Technician
    Medical Lab Technician (2+ Years’ Experience)
    Medical Lab Technician(ASCP Certified)
    Medical Lab Technician (Part-Time)
    Medical Laboratory Technician

Medical Lab Technician job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of a Medical Lab Technician job summary

We are seeking a qualified Medical Lab Technician to help manage our busy laboratory. Our team is committed to making sure that the lab is meeting all turnaround deadlines and following testing protocols exactly, and we expect our new hire to have the same goals in mind. The ideal candidate for his position will be flexible when it comes to accommodating emergency testing needs and committed to maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction.

Medical Lab Technician responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organisation and who the employee reports to.

Examples of Medical Lab Technician responsibilities

    Perform laboratory testing and log testing results appropriately, according to established lab protocol
    Make decisions on specimen validity within 20 minutes of receiving each specimen
    Troubleshoot, diagnose and repair any issues with the equipment used in the laboratory
    Present clients with recollection protocols in the event that a sample is rejected
    Verify that all test results match the specimens that were submitted and also ensure that all tests are marked and organized appropriately

Medical Lab Technician qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Medical Lab Technician skills

    Bachelor’s degree in medical technology
    Valid ASCP certification required
    2+ years’ experience as a medical lab technician
    Previous experience as in a hospital laboratory setting preferred
    Must possess a strong eye for detail

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