Job Description

Job Title: Medical Technologist/ Medical Lab Technician
Job ID: 569844
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Flex
Hours:
Shift:
Facility: UPMC Jameson
Department: Laboratory - N
Location: 1211 Wilmington Avenue, New Castle PA 16105

Description

UPMC Jameson is hiring a flexible, full-time Medical Technologist (MT)/ Medical Lab Technician (MLT) to help support the Laboratory! This position will work rotating shifts, along with rotating weekend and holiday responsibility. 

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 applying competent clinical knowledge to achieve accurate clinical testing which leads to quality patient care outcomes.

The compensation and title for this position will be based upon a candidates education and experience  


Sign-on bonus is available for candidates meeting the education, licensure and experience requirements at the Medical Technologist level! 


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.
  • Conduct, direct or assist with test development and methodology/equipment evaluation, selection and implementation. Assume responsibility for first-line supervision of the section/department on a temporary basis as delegated. Train and orient new employees, students and residents, as applicable and as assigned.
  • Interact with all laboratory customers courteously and professionally; respond to telephone inquiries in a timely 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.
  • 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. 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. Maintain in-depth knowledge of techniques, principles, and instruments and their interrelationships as well as physiological conditions affecting test results.

Qualifications

Medical Technologist 


  • Completion of Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college/university AND successful completion of a CAHEA accredited Medical Technology program, OR 
  • Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college/university with a major in biological, chemical, physical or clinical laboratory science AND ASCP categorical certification, OR 
  • Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college/university with a major in biological, chemical, physical, or clinical laboratory science AND at least two years experience in a role equivalent to that of a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) in a clinical laboratory, OR 
  • Successful completion of the HEW (HHS) proficiency examination, OR
  • Equivalent education and experience as defined by CLIA 88 and PA Bureau of Laboratories for technologist performing high complexity testing. 
  • Prefer 1 years experience in a hospital laboratory. 
  • Prefer knowledge of Medical terminology and laboratory information system experience.

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 years experience in a hospital laboratory. 
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and laboratory information system

The compensation and title for this position will be based upon a candidates education and experience


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Medical Technologist (MT(ASCP)) certification preferred.
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Older Adult Protective Services Act

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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