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Expert Medical Technologist/Medical Technologist

  • Job ID: 22000410
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Primarily varied daylight
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Shadyside
  • Department: Special Stem Cell Lab
  • Location: 5230 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15232
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $26.74 to $40.13 / hour

Description

UPMC Shadyside is hiring an Expert Medical Technologist or Medical Technologist to support the Special Stem Cell Laboratory! In this role, you will join a fast-paced, testing and manufacturing lab that produces life-saving products to the same high standards employed by pharmaceutical manufacturers. Additionally, this role includes a perk that most labs do not offer: the ability to interact with the patients during cell collection and transplant. This unique perk will allow you to put a face to the diligent work that you provide each and every day.
 
Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job title based on individual education and experience. The Medical Technologist's salary starts at $24.99.

Responsibilities:
  • Assume responsibility for first-line supervision of the section/department on a temporary basis as delegated.
  • Calculate and analyze assay/test results and quality control information utilizing all relevant information including patient histories, formulas or calculations, or computerized data processing. Investigate abnormal results according to established protocols.  Includes interpretation of non-numeric results.
  • Implement all quality controls to ensure test validity; adhere to departmental safety standards in responsibly handling, processing and testing specimens and materials.
  • Independently perform sample collections, adequacy evaluations and/or infusion procedures as per operational need of host department.
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of techniques, principles, and instruments and their interrelationships as well as physiological conditions affecting test results.
  • Orient and instruct fellows, medical students and other allied health care personnel regarding laboratory techniques and methodology and clinical theory, practice and finding.
  • Perform all duties and responsibilities of a Medical Technologist.
  • Performs research sample testing and compiles results in addition to routine reporting if requested.
  • Prepare multiple and various routine and non-routine clinical laboratory procedures manually or by utilizing automated and semi-automated equipment including highly sophisticated testing devices.
  • Professionally communicates with clients and patients during all interactions.
  • Responsible for complex instrument maintenance and adjustment. Calibrate and clean equipment; verify proper function through standardization and controls; troubleshoot and document minor instrumentation problems and repairs.

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 technologist performing high complexity testing. 
  • Prefer 1-year experience in a hospital laboratory. 
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and laboratory information systems preferred.

Expert Medical Technologist:

  • Completion of a 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 categorical certification for the specific specialty by the ASCP, OR
  • Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college/university with a major in biological, chemical, physical, or clinical laboratory science AND at least 2 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.
  • Required minimum 1-year advanced laboratory experience with applicable specialty certification OR 2 years advanced laboratory experience in absence of specialty certification.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and laboratory information systems preferred.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34
  • Medical Technologist MT(ASCP), Medical Laboratory Scientist MLS(ASCP), or equivalent certification preferred. 
  • Specialty Certification preferred.
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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