Medical Technician Job Description and Profile

Medical Technician’s job entails performing medical laboratory tests, experiments, procedures, and analyses for the provision of data for treatment, diagnosis, and prevention of diseases. Medical technicians conduct chemical examines of body fluids, like urine, blood, and spinal fluid to find out the presence of abnormal and normal components. Their work involves the use of equipment, application of medicinal physics and supporting the cutting-edge technology utilized in bioengineering, radiotherapy, dialysis, laser procedures, and nuclear medicine and so on.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Studying morphology, and blood cells, their numbers, using microscopic technique.
  • Performing blood group, compatibility tests, and type for transfusion purposes.
  • Analyzing test results and entering findings in office computer.
  • Conducting medical research under general direction of health care professionals and providing training and supervising students.
  • Specializing in areas such as blood bank, hematology, serology, bacteriology, chemistry, immunology, and histology.
  • Maintaining, monitoring, servicing, or even constructing and designing clinical instruments and equipment.
  • Involving in monitoring the efficiency of certain treatments.
  • Liaising with doctors, clinical physiologists, and scientists as new equipment, instruments, and techniques come into use.
  • Operating, maintaining and calibrating the equipments to ensure that they are operating proficiently and providing precise results.

Skills and Specifications

  • Good knowledge of standard techniques to collect samples.
  • Sound knowledge of analytical test procedures.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills and strong team working skills.
  • Good computer skills such as spreadsheets and word processing.
  • Should be able to think and operate independently.

Education and Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree in biological sciences from an accredited institution.
  • Bachelor’s degree in medical technology, biological sciences, or related field from a certified college.