Job Description

Job Title: Medical Technologist/ Medical Lab Technician
Job ID: 617947
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Chautauqua WCA
Department: Blood Processing
Location: 207 Foote Avenue, Jamestown NY 14702

Description

At UPMC our Medical Technologist (MT)/Medical Lab Technician (MLT) plays 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 patient each day. If you’re a Medical Technologist (MT)/Medical Lab Technician (MLT) interested in building a meaningful career, UPMC could be your next step.  Explore this position, and find out where your career can take you!   

In this role, you would have the opportunity to provide authority, responsibility and accountability for the accurate performance of laboratory testing of a routine and advanced nature. These tests are used in the diagnosis and treatment of patients and in the evaluation of a patient's response to treatment.  You would also be able to apply competent clinical knowledge to achieve accurate clinical testing which leads to quality patient care outcomes.

This is a limited, casual role that would provide coverage on day shifts, with some rotating weekend and holiday responsibility. You would help to support the laboratory at UPMC Chautauqua WCA! 

Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job title and salary based on their individual experience and education.


Responsibilities:
  • Adhere to established laboratory and hospital policies in areas of procedures, methods, quality control, quality assurance, safety, compliance and personnel policies. Follow established procedures for the collection (including phlebotomy, as required) and processing of specimens for analysis including the appropriateness and stability of the sample. Perform qualitative and quantitative analytical procedures according to established protocols with precision and accuracy in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Assume responsibility for first-line supervision of the section/department on a temporary basis as delegated.
  • Conduct, direct or assist with test development and methodology/equipment evaluation, selection and implementation.
  • Interact with all laboratory customers courteously and professionally; respond to telephone inquiries in a timely manner.
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of techniques, principles, and instruments and their interrelationships as well as physiological conditions affecting test results.
  • Operate and maintain equipment within the scope of training utilizing defined schedules and written instructions to perform quality control checks, preventive maintenance, and calibration. Perform minor repairs. Use reagents and supplies in a cost-effective manner; monitor and maintain an appropriate supply inventory.
  • Recognize critical, abnormal and unacceptable test results and follow-up according to established protocols. Recognize factors that affect measurements and results and initiate the necessary corrective action according to established protocols. Identify problems with instrumentation, methodology, specimens, supplies, or results and take action as outlined in predetermined protocols.
  • Train and orient new employees, students and residents, as applicable and as assigned.

Qualifications

Medical Technologist
  • Must possess a Bachelor's degree verified by NYSDOE as meeting Bachelor's degree requirements for full licensure of a clinical laboratory technologist.
  • NYSDOE Full Clinical Laboratory Technologist license upon hire required OR laboratory technologist limited permit required.If working with limited permit, must obtain full licensure within 9 months of hire.
Medical Lab Technician 
  • 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 minimum 1 year experience in a hospital laboratory. 
  • Need to know Medical terminology and laboratory information system.
Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job title and salary based on their individual experience and education. The Medical Lab Technician salary range starts at $15.24/hour. 


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Medical Technologist (MT(ASCP)) certification preferred.
  • Clinical Laboratory Technologist

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

Salary Range: $18.52 to $26.30

Union Position: No

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