Department Chairperson of the Lab
He/she is a medical school graduate, licensed physician, had 4-5 years of Pathology residency training in clinical and anatomic pathology,
The responsibilities and duties of the Department Chairperson of the laboratory are the following: he manages the overall operations within the laboratory such as ensuring that the technical, clinical and administrative functions of the laboratory are performed. He reports directly to the Medical Director of the Hospital. He also provides leadership by pushing the staff to achieve the best operation. Also, the department chairperson provides vision and a plan for the laboratory.
He/she had 3-4 years of academic course work, 1-year Clinical experience, has a bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology or Public Health and is certified by the PRC, AMT or ASCP, additional training or experience for major in the Chemistry section.
The responsibilities and duties of the Chemical Supervisor is the head of the Chemistry Section therefore he must designate the task to the staff members of the said section and ensure laboratory safety. Also, as discussed in the previous chapter, the Chemistry Supervisor is 25-50% administrative and 50-75% technical supervision. He reports as well directly to the position above him, the Chief Medical Technologist.
He/she is a high school graduate, trained in Phlebotomy either in a program or on the job experience, some may be certified
The responsibility of a Phlebotomist is to draw blood from patient with a method called venipuncture or skin puncture for laboratory testing. He must decipher the best method for drawing blood on each patient.
Being aware of the legacies of the PAMET presidents and as an aspiring medical technologist, I would like PAMET to engage in “social welfare and development”. Through the years, the image of Medical Technology has been an established and respected profession due to the leadership and goals of the past presidents. In the coming years, this created image should be used as a platform to the beneficiaries who need the services of Medical Technology the most. As an aspiring Medical Technologist, PAMET can involve students like me through immersions in the proposed community projects. PAMET must focus on proposing feasible projects and community-based services in the remote areas of the country, where Medical Technology services are non-existent. Ensure proper coordination with the chosen community to be aware of what services are in most need, bring along students studying Medical Technology as an immersion and prepare an achievable proposal for a long-term service in the community.
One common goal is to study thoroughly and to harness the skills of Medical Technologists in order to formulate solutions to the problems and challenges experienced in the profession
Another similar objective is their aim to serve the country and society by upholding of ethical and moral values that work toward the advancement of the practice of Medical Technology education and profession.
Situation Number 3:
As a Medical Technologist, I must display respect for the patient’s right to informed consent; therefore, I will first explain to them the test requested by their attending doctor. By doing this, I will be able to be considerate of the patient and her family members by informing the relatives of the bioanalytical aspect and the need for certain tests; thus, giving regard to the patient’s autonomy and integrity. For example, I will explain that phlebotomy is the act of drawing blood and the sample to be collected will be analyzed to determine the morphology of blood. Through this, the relatives will get a better view of what is to happen in order for them to feel secure of the treatment plan of the doctor.
Situation Number 4:As a Medical Technologist, I must demonstrate regard and solicitude for my fellow colleagues. I believe that I have a certain responsibility for my colleagues; thus, I must display concern for his/her life and work. I will be there to remind him of his duty – to avoid any type of harm to happen to a patient, which is the principle of non-maleficence. But if I have done enough and he still continues to violate the Code of Ethics – mixing personal problems with work, I will report this violation made by my colleague to the Laboratory Director and as well as to the ethics committee. Actions of unprofessionalism that are directly affecting the quality of his work, should not be tolerated. He is defying the professional quality and conduct expected of him because he does not perform his task with full confidence, absolute reliability and accuracy since his problems are a hindrance to his work. Thus, preventive measures must be made.