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Medical Technologist, Biomedical & Diagnostic Sciences - College of Veterinary Medicine

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

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Medical Technologist, Biomedical & Diagnostic Sciences - College of Veterinary Medicine

The College of Veterinary Medicine invites applicants to apply for the position of Medical Technologist, located within the Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences department’s Clinical Pathology Lab.  The primary purpose of this entry-level position is to provide technical support by learning and performing routine and specialized clinical laboratory tests in the areas of hematology, chemistry, urinalysis, hemostasis, flow cytometry, blood typing, cross matching, and preparation of cytological samples for evaluation by a pathologist.

Depending on experience and qualifications of successful candidate, individual will be hired in as a Medical Technologist 1, Medical Technologist 2, Senior Medical Technologist 1, or Senior Medical Technologist 2.


Typical Responsibilities:

Specimen Preparation and Analysis

  • Accessions and prepares specimens for analysis in the areas of chemistry, coagulation, hematology, and urinalysis.  Accessions and prepares cytology specimens for the pathologist on duty. Tests patient samples in chemistry, coagulation, hematology, flow cytometry, blood banking, and urinalysis stations of the lab.  Performs manual cell counts on blood smears and fluids.  Reports patient results to clinicians and students. 

Instrument Maintenance

  • Runs daily quality control and calibration as needed on instruments in laboratory.  Performs weekly and monthly maintenance on all laboratory instruments.  Assists in troubleshooting and correcting problems that arise in procedures and instrumentation.


  • Answers questions regarding test ordering and test requirements.  Edits/cancels incorrect orders and assists in preparing send-out tests received.  Assists in filing the previous day's specimens and reports, stocking supplies, and cleaning as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Technology or related field
  • Completion of an accredited medical technology or veterinary technology program
  • Professional certification in clinical pathology must be obtained within first year of employment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Additional relevant experience preferred.
  • Medical Technologist State of Tennessee License preferred.
  • ASCP Certification (MLT or MLS) preferred.

The Veterinary Medical Center is operational 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, and 365 days per year. Occasional weekend, evening, or holiday work may be required of this position.

Job: Other Tech/Para-Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Biomedical & Diagnostic Sciences
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: May 30, 2024, 2:22:13 PM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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