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.
- 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.