medical laboratory technician

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pertaining to medicine or to the treatment of diseases; pertaining to medicine as opposed to surgery.
medical assistant a person who, under the direction of a qualified physician, performs a variety of routine administrative and clinical tasks in a physician's office, a hospital, or some other clinical facility.
medical laboratory technician (MLT) see clinical laboratory technician/medical laboratory technician.
medical record administrator one responsible for the indexing, recording, and storage of medical records and reports of patients admitted to hospitals and other health care agencies, and who also prepares reports of births, deaths, transfers, and discharges of patients, and of treatments received.

There are two levels of qualification for the medical record practitioner: Registered Record Administrator (RRA) and Accredited Record Technician (ART). Only those persons who have passed the registration examination of the american health information management association are entitled to use the professional designation of Registered Record Administrator or the job titles of medical record administrator and health record administrator. Only individuals who have passed the accreditation examination of the Association are entitled to use the designation of Accredited Record Technician. Suitable job titles for the RRA might include: Medical Record Administrator; Director, Medical Record Administration Program; Director, Medical Record Services; Instructor; Coordinator; and Research Associate. Suitable job titles for the ART might include: Medical Record Technician; Director; Assistant Director; Supervisor; and Instructor.

medical laboratory technician (MLT)

a person who, under the supervision of a medical technologist or physician, performs microscopic and bacteriological tests of human blood, tissue, and fluids for diagnostic and research purposes. Medical laboratory technicians are educated in a 2-year associate degree program. Also called clinical laboratory technician.

medical laboratory technician

A person trained to perform most lab tests in the US, but who lacks the education of a medical technologist and is not authorised to report or perform the most technically demanding lab tests.

med·i·cal la·bo·ra·to·ry tech·ni·cian

(MLT) (medi-kăl labŏr-ă-tōr-ē tek-nishăn)
A trained health care professional who performs clinical testing on bodily substances in a laboratory setting.
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Medical Technology (MT), Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLT), Grade Point Average (GPA), Advanced Practice (AP)
OML currently has eight openings for medical laboratory technicians and medical technologists.
The term "medical technician" does not refer to medical laboratory technicians, but instead is defined as an unlicensed health care professional "who assists licensed health care professionals in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease" and who has "access to drugs and patients in a health care facility or in a medical establishment.
We offer educational programs for medical technologists, medical laboratory technicians, pathology assistants, phlebotomists, histotechnologists, and cytotechnologists.
Exempt are physicians, certified clinical laboratory scientists, medical technologists, and medical laboratory technicians.
Q We are medical technologists and medical laboratory technicians in a small hospital.

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