PAMET-USA, Inc. is an advocate for Clinical Laboratory Professionals to ensure that outmost care for our patients is provided.
As part of our mission, we will develop and formulate strategies to act on issues, legislations and public policies that may affect the medical technology profession.
We will network with other organizations to resolve issues and implement programs of concern to medical technology, education, research and general welfare.
PAMET-USA, Inc. will be visible and our voices will be heard. Join us and be a part of our advocacy.
CALIFORNIA COALITION OF LABORATORY ORGANIZATIONS
On March 13, 2021, ASCLS-CA, California Association for Medical Laboratory Technology (CAMLT) and PAMET-USA, Inc. held its very first virtual coalition meeting. The main objective was to address the shortage on Clinical Laboratory Professionals in California. In order to create a stronger and integrated voice, the three organizations created a unified position statement.
This effort is expected to attract other medical laboratory organizations to the coalition for a stronger
Job Placement committee led by National President Dan Dominguez and Chair Rowena Pablico, met with the Labor Attache, Angela Trinidad and her team again on June 16, 2021 via zoom. PAMET-USA, Inc. advocates for the following:
1. Increase in the visa allocation for Medical Technologists.
2. Include Medical Technologists as priority in deployment of Medical professionals in the US.
3. Request assistance in reviewing salary offered for Medical Technologists/Medical Technicians by employers or recruiting agencies.
This report informs the pathology and laboratory field of the most recent national wage data.
Compared with 2017, results show an overall increase in salaries for most laboratory occupations surveyed except cytogenetic technologists, laboratory information systems personnel, and performance improvement or quality assurance personnel.
As retirement rates continue to increase, the field needs to intensify its efforts on recruiting the next generation of laboratory personnel.
SHORTAGE ON CLINICAL LABORATORY PROFESSIONALS
The long standing and growing shortage for competent Medical Laboratory Scientists must be addressed now. We cannot afford to have unlicensed or inexperienced laboratory personnel running the laboratory.
It is not right; it is agains the law and it puts our patient at great risk.
OCTOBER, recognized as FILIPINO-AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH
PAMET-USA, Inc. and the Philippine Nurses Association of America (PNAA) joined the Post-Arrival Orientation Seminar (PAOS) Zoom meeting with the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO)-WDC Labor Attache Atty. Angela Librada-Trinidad, Ms. Eliza C. Lucido, and Ms. Jeane R. Mendoza. A warm welcome was expressed by our National President, Dan Dominguez, to the newly arrived Medical Professionals here in the USA. 13 Medical Technologists and the rests are Registered Nurses.
Clinical Laboratories: A pathway program by January 1, 2022, that would authorize a licensed medical laboratory technician (MLT) to apply their work experience and training from a department-approved MLT training program towards the completion of a CLS training program, as specified
Healing Arts: Clinical Laboratories:
Would allow unlicensed HighSchool graduates to perform the moderately complex total protein refractometer test on potential plasma donors at plasma collection centers.
CLINICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY AND PHARMACY
Would allow the "pharmacist-in-charge" to replace the waived laboratory director thus diluting existing personnel standards than may negatively affect the quality of testing.
Would authorize a pharmacist to order and perform all waived testing (not just those related to drug-therapy)