Medical Laboratory Technician II

Tobago Regional Health Authority
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Healthcare & Medical
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The Medical Laboratory Technician II is responsible for performing difficult and complex laboratory tests in the specialized field of Medical Laboratory Technology.


Job Purpose:

The incumbent will be responsible for affiliated tasks such as quality control, operator maintenance of equipment, and liaison with Laboratory users and maintenance personnel. Duties also involve the supervision and training of junior staff.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Performs routine medical laboratory testing procedures using a variety of laboratory instrumentation.
  • Performs clinical laboratory testing vital to the detection, differential diagnosis, treatment and study of diseases.
  • Ensures that all specimens meet the relevant test requirements i.e.; volume, specimen type, correct collection tubes and integrity prior to testing
  • Examines and analyzes body fluids, tissues, and cells.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationship with patients, medical staff and the public
  • Reports accurately and in a timely manner all results of patient tests and examinations to the appropriate authority.
  • Ensures that reagent and supplies are available for daily use on bench.
  • Orders and manages reagents/ supplies.
  • Performs sample sorting and accessioning.
  • Documents work processes as required.
  • Troubleshoots as directed by manual.
  • Sign off and validate QC/ patient reports.
  • Attends required meetings and participate in committees as requested.
  • Keeps abreast of laboratory techniques and research and shares new knowledge with co-workers.
  • Adheres to proper statistical quality control procedures for tests performed.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of current trends in medical laboratory technology.
  • Ability to perform in all areas of the laboratory including, but not limited to, microbiology, haematology, chemistry, immunology and coagulation.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to obtain blood specimens by venipuncture.
  • Ability to operate a variety of laboratory instrumentation.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, medical staff, management and peers.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills including the ability to manage stressful situations.


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Technology from an accredited educational institution.
  • Current Registration with the Council of Profession Related to Medicine: Medical Laboratory Technicians Board of Trinidad and Tobago (MLTBTT).
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in a hospital environment is required.
  • Any other relevant combination of qualifications and experience may be considered.


Special Requirements:

  • Willing to work overtime, public holidays and weekends as requested:
  • The incumbent is required to perform Emergency On-call duties based on an On-call roster as directed by the Essential Service Industry Standards for a 24-hour Health Care System.
  • The incumbent is also required to work in a shift environment covering 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
  • Maintains the confidentiality of patients’ information at all times.



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