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Medical Technologist/Medical Lab Technician

  • Job ID: 712428581
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 7 am to 3:30 pm
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
  • Department: 30725 PUH Automated Testing Lab
  • Location: 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $24.26 to $36.02 / hour

Description

UPMC Presbyterian is hiring Medical Technologists or Medical Lab Technicians to support the Automated Testing Laboratory! We are looking for individuals who are interested in the daylight shift (7 am to 3:30 pm), with rotating weekend and holiday responsibilities.

This is your chance to join a patient-focused and team-oriented laboratory that specializes in world renowned oncology and takes great pride in what they do for the patients and their families. If you're looking to join a modern, state-of-the-art facility, along with a dynamic and diverse team that gives you a sense of reward and accomplishment, UPMC Shadyside is the place for you!

UPMC is currently offering a generous sign-on bonus for MLTs and MTs. Sign-On Bonus Details:

  • Medical Technologists:
    • $10,000 for a 2 year commitment
    • $15,000 for a 3 year commitment
  • Medical Lab Technicians:
    • $7,000 for a 2 year commitment
    • $10,000 for a 3 year commitment

Applicants will be placed into the appropriate job title and salary based on their individual experience and education. The Medical Lab Technician salary starts at $19.68/hour. The Medical Technologist salary starts at $24.26/hour.


Responsibilities:

  • Conduct, direct or assist with test development and methodology/equipment evaluation, selection and implementation.
  • 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.
  • Train and orient new employees, students and residents, as applicable and as assigned.
  • All duties inclusive of an MLT (Medical Laboratory technician), and:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Performs High Complexity Testing (as defined by PA DOH) without direct supervision.

 

Qualifications

Medical Technologist:

  • 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;
  • Equivalent education and experience as defined by CLIA 88 and PA Bureau of Laboratories for technologists performing high complexity testing. 
  • Completion of an MT program highly preferred. 
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and laboratory information systems preferred.

Medical Lab Technician:

  • Associate Degree in a laboratory science with certification (or eligible new graduate) from an accredited institution as either a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT), or as a Clinical Laboratory Assistant (CLA) OR;
  • Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited institution with a major in biological, chemical, physical, or clinical laboratory science OR;
  • Equivalent education and experience as defined by CLIA '88 for individuals performing high complexity testing. 
  • Completion of an MLT program highly preferred. 
  • Familiarity with medical terminology and laboratory information systems preferred.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Medical Technologist MT(ASCP), Medical Laboratory Scientist MLS(ASCP), or equivalent certification preferred. (MT level only)
  • Medical Laboratory Technician MLT(ASCP) or Clinical Laboratory Assistant (CLA) certification preferred. (MLT level only)
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran


     

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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