medical technologist

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medical

 [med´ĭ-kal]
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 technologist

A lab worker in the US who has received at least 4 years of formal college or university education (e.g., a bachelor of science degree in medical technology) and training in various techniques in clinical pathology, haematology, microbiology, chemistry, blood banking, immunology, and other areas of the lab.
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We further guessed that any AMT involvement might not even be as favorable as that received by NCA, in that we suspected that ASCP might not be willing to grandfather into ASCP certification 100% of AMT's Medical Technologists, but only a "select few" as determined by ASCP.
The National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) has re-accredited American Medical Technologists (AMT), a non-profit certification organization, for its MT- and MLT-certification programs.
Northwest State Society of American Medical Technologists (NWSSAMT) held their spring meeting in Portland, OR, during the Northwest Medical Laboratory Symposium (NWMLS).
Despite my opportunity to practice here in one of the most modern environments (compared to my native country where many laboratories are ill equipped, functioning perhaps with now--obsolete practices), my comfort level quickly disappeared when I found out that medical technologists are perceived as non-entities in this country.
American Medical Technologists has recently opened five testing centers in India through Pearson-Vue, its computer-testing partner.
He is treasurer of the Caribbean Association of Medical Technologists (CASMET) at both the national and state levels.
I am an editor of a scientific magazine, Prairie Tech, a biannual publication for medical technologists covering the Kansas/Nebraska area.
Honors include AMT's highest honor for medical technologists, the Order of the Golden Microscope.
Lady Luck smiled on medical technologists whose median salary was $49,250 annually.
Medical technologists experience a "virtual" laboratory as they learn how to identify instrument components, process patient and quality-control samples, analyze results, run calibrations, and perform routine maintenance--all while sitting at their computers.
I hope that many phlebotomists and medical technologists and technicians come to realize the importance of the phlebotomy procedure.
In his explanatory note, Villafuerte recognized the crucial role of medical technologists in society saying that While they may not be doctors, medical technologists perform critical and sensitive functions in our health facilities.

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