Objectives & Competencies
Program Objectives and Expected Competencies
Upon completion of the Medical Technology internship, the student will:
- Determine appropriate specimen collection, processing, and analysis of patient specimens by following established procedures.
- Perform manual and automated testing on patient blood or body fluids that result in valid laboratory results.
- Perform routine maintenance, trouble shooting, quality control, and calibrations on instrumentation following established procedures.
- Evaluate quality control data and determine course of action when quality control falls outside of range.
- Interpret laboratory data generated from different disciplines within the clinical laboratory regarding test accuracy, disease states, and reference limits.
- Comply with state, federal, institutional, and accrediting guidelines as they apply to successful operation of the clinical laboratory.
- Evaluate published research to make informed choices as a consumer.
- Apply published safety practices to work in the clinical laboratory.
- Apply principles of education methodology to students and new employees.
- Maintain professional competence and growth by continuing education and life long learning.
- Promote the MLS profession (formerly MT/CLS) by active participation in professional organizations and community service.
- Apply principles of laboratory management and supervision using skills of organization, human resources, financial resources, and laboratory operations.
- Practice established confidentiality guidelines.
- Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct with all healthcare professionals, consumers, and patients.
- Use current information systems technology to requisition tests, access patient information, data entry, monitor quality control, and exchange information while complying with confidentiality guidelines.