Job Description

Job Title: Medical Lab Technician
Job ID: 665937
Status: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Mercy
Department: Microbiology Lab
Location: 1400 Locust Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219

Description

At UPMC our Medical Lab Technicians play an indispensable role in providing the very best care for our patients. We rely on their skills and knowledge to perform accurate laboratory testing which is critical in the diagnosis and treatment of thousands of patients each day. If you’re a Medical Lab Technician interested in building a meaningful career, UPMC could be your next step. Explore this position, and find out where your career can take you!

This role would mainly be scheduled 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with rotating weekend and holiday responsibilities. 

In this role you would provide for the accurate performance of routine and STAT laboratory testing. These tests are used in the diagnosis and treatment of patients and in the evaluation of a patient's response to treatment. Apply competent clinical knowledge to achieve accurate clinical testing which leads to quality patient care outcomes. Work in conjunction with and under the supervision of the Medical Technologists.

Responsibilities:
  • Adhere to established laboratory and hospital policies in areas of procedures, methods, quality control, quality assurance, safety, compliance and personnel policies.
  • Demonstrate dependability, reliability, and independent judgment recognizing priorities to accommodate department needs and acceptance of appropriate authority.
  • Enter accurately patient demographic information and laboratory test orders into the laboratory information system, while ascertaining adequacy of patient information as well as sample identity.
  • Follow established procedures for the collection (including phlebotomy, as required) and processing of specimens for analysis including the appropriateness and stability of the sample.
  • Inform supervisory personnel and/or pathologists of any unusual or problematic incidents.
  • Interact with all laboratory customers courteously and professionally; respond to telephone inquiries in a timely manner.
  • Maintain instruments following procedural calibrations, quality control, daily maintenance and troubleshooting when necessary.
  • Monitor and maintain supplies for those functions for which the position is responsible; uses materials and reagents in a cost-effective manner.
  • Perform all responsibilities according to the philosophy of the UPMC Health System such that the needs of our customers are fulfilled.
  • Perform qualitative and quantitative analytical procedures according to established protocols with precision and accuracy in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Recognize critical, abnormal and unacceptable test results and follow-up according to established protocols.
  • Train and orient new employees, students and residents, as applicable and as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Completion of Associate degree in a laboratory science or Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) from an accredited institution, 
  • OR certification from an accredited Clinical Laboratory Assistant (CLA) program, 
  • OR Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college/university with a major in biological, chemical, physical, or clinical laboratory science AND ASCP preferred, 
  • OR equivalent education and experience as defined by CLIA 88 for individuals performing high complexity testing. 
  • Prefer 1 years of minimum experience in a hospital laboratory. 
  • Prefer Medical terminology knowledge and laboratory information system experience.
  • Prefer clinical microbiology laboratory experience. 

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT(ASCP)) or Clinical Laboratory Assistant (CLA) certification preferred.
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $16.88 to $25.77

Union Position: No

At UPMC, our shared goal is to create a cohesive, positive, experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. If you too are driven by these values, you may be a great fit at UPMC!

QUALITY & SAFETY
DIGNITY & RESPECT
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RESPONSIBILITY & INTEGRITY
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