Upon successful completion of the medical technology program the graduate will:
Determine appropriate specimen collection, processing, and analysis of patient specimens to ensure quality lab results 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 laboratory disciplines regarding test accuracy, pathological conditions/disease states, and the relationship to the established reference ranges.
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 instruct or present information to students, new employees and other healthcare professionals.
Maintain professional competence and growth by continuing education and life long learning.
Promote the MLS profession by active participation in professional organizations and community service.
Apply principles of laboratory management and supervision using learned skills regarding organization, human resources, financial resources, and laboratory operations.
Comply with established protected health information 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.