Medical Technologist

$95,805 - $116,636 yearly
  • Acuity International
  • Iraq
  • Aug 16, 2022
Full Time Technologist

Job Description

Acuity International is seeking a Medical Technologist to support our Department of Defense and Department of State contracts in the Middle East. The Medical Technologist reports to and will be clinically supervised by the site medical director and work under the direction of other primary medical provider (Radiologist, Physicians, Surgeons, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician’s Assistants).The Medical Technologist will be assigned to treat patients in one of two settings: (1) Small medical/trauma hospitals, (2) Large medical/trauma hospital and assists in examination and treatment of patients under the direction of a physician. In these settings, Medical Technologist performs complex chemical, biological, hematological, immunologic, microscopic, and bacteriological tests. Examines and analyzes body fluids and cells and matches blood for transfusions. In addition to performing their technical function, medical technicians keep patient records and adjust and maintain equipment. They also may prepare work schedules, evaluate purchases of equipment, or manage a medical technical department.

DUTIES

  • Performs complex chemical, biological, hematological, immunologic, microscopic, and bacteriological tests.
  • Examines and analyzes body fluids and cells and matches blood for transfusions.
  • Must be familiar with the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) requirements for maintaining blood products for transfusion.
  • Analyzes chemical content of fluids and tests for drug levels in the blood.
  • Prepares specimens, counts cells, and looks for abnormal cells in blood and body fluids.
  • Analyzes test results and relays them to physicians.
  • Makes cultures of body fluid and tissue samples, to determine the presence of bacteria, fungi, parasites, or other microorganisms.
  • Analyzes samples for chemical content or a chemical reaction and determines concentrations of compounds such as blood glucose and cholesterol levels.
  • Evaluates test results, develops and modifies procedures, and establishes and monitors programs, to ensure the accuracy of tests.
  • Uses universal safety precautions to protect self and co-workers from biohazardous materials, including blood-borne pathogens.
  • Orders and stocks supplies as needed and maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations.
  • In addition to preparing patients and operating equipment, radiologic technologists and technicians keep patient records and adjust and maintain equipment. They also may prepare work schedules, evaluate purchases of equipment, or manage a radiology department.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • Must have completed a formal Medical Technology training program leading to a diploma, certificate or a bachelor’s degree.
  • Must be eligible or certified by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).
  • Must have and maintain current certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
  • A minimum of two years’ experience as a Medical Technologist is required.
  • All healthcare providers must have current clinical experience in direct patient care and have worked a minimum of 6 of the last 12 months in desired career field.
  • Must be able to multi-task, be detail-oriented, be organized and have excellent verbal and communication skills.
  • Proficiency with computer and common office equipment, as well as with MS Office products required.
  • Ability to adapt to sudden changes and flexibility in work requirements to include potential shift changes based on operational needs and/or command priorities.
  • Strong problem-solving skills to research and resolve inquiries and respond in a timely manner.
  • All healthcare providers must have current clinical experience in direct patient care and have worked a minimum of 6 of the last 12 months in desired career field.

Requirements:

  • Must have a current U.S. passport.
  • Sign a Foreign Service Agreement (FSA) prior to deployment.
  • Ability to obtain a U.S. Government Clearance.