Hiring – Regional Medical Technologists

Deadline for application is February 28, 2011.

Link for application here.

Description of Duties and Responsibilities

Serving as a Regional Medical Technologists (RMT/MLS) in support of the employees of the United States’ Government and their eligible family members, a medical laboratory scientist works in conjunction with other Foreign Service medical personnel. Regional Medical Laboratory Scientist duties include implementing the following responsibilities at each post assigned:

A. Supervising instrument management and procedures: Manages laboratory, performs testing, collects blood, oversees send-out testing, updates technology, performs cost analysis, implements med polices, performs on-call duty, etc.

B. Training and supervising: Instructs how to perform tests, communicates information, instructs on sanitation inspections, presents food safety classes, instructs on specimen collection, writes safety plan, supervises laboratory staff, provides evaluation input, etc.

C. Assuring quality: Monitors quality control programs, uses computer programs, maintains U.S. standards, reviews proficiency testing program, assesses competency of health unit staff, updates skills, maintains ServSafe® manager certification, liaison for health unit with local laboratories, advises local laboratory professionals.

D. Performing regional duties: Makes travel arrangements, visits regional posts, assesses local diagnostic testing facilities and blood banks, communicates with regional posts, assists with hiring, conducts sanitation inspections, submits reports, searches for means of reliable testing, collaborates with other organizations, designates laboratories for testing biological hazards, collaborates with the CDC, arranges for continuing education, etc.

E. Addressing environmental issues: Determines corrective action, tests water for bacteria, addresses other environmental issues, etc.

Foreign Service Regional Medical Laboratory Scientists are considered “essential personnel” and are on call to provide services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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