Job Description

Job Title: Medical Lab Technician
Job ID: 775183
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Variable
Facility: UPMC Kane
Department: Laboratory
Location: 4372 Route 6, Kane PA 16735

Description

UPMC Kane is excited to be hiring a full-time Medical Lab Technician to help support the lab! This role will be scheduled varied shifts, with rotating weekend and holiday responsibilities!

Provide for the accurate performance of routine and STAT laboratory analytical methods. 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 Medical Technologists.

Responsibilities:
  • Adheres to all established laboratory and hospital policies, procedures, methods, quality assurance, proficiency testing, and personnel policies.
  • Assists with the training and orienting of new employees, students and residents, using established competency and workstation operational guidelines.
  • Demonstrates dependability, reliability, and independent judgment. Recognizes priorities to accommodate department needs and acceptance of appropriate authority.
  • Follows all biohazard, chemical, and sharps safety guidelines. Maintains a safe work environment.
  • Honors confidentiality of patient information. Follows all compliance guidelines.
  • Independently performs Moderately Complex, or Waived tests (qualitative and quantitative). Performs High Complexity testing only with the oversight of a Medical technologist, or with result review by a Supervisor or Manager.
  • Interacts with all laboratory customers professionally. Responds to telephone inquiries courteously and in a timely manner. Practices pleasant communications both internally and externally.
  • Maintains instruments following procedural calibrations, quality control, and daily maintenance and troubleshooting when necessary.
  • Meets established testing protocols for precision and accuracy in a timely and efficient manner. Recognizes critical, abnormal and unacceptable test results and follows-up according to established protocols.
  • Monitors and maintains supplies for those functions for which the position is responsible; uses materials and reagents in a cost-effective manner.
  • Performs and documents Quality Control according to established protocols. Informs supervisory personnel and/or pathologists of any unusual or problematic incidents.
  • Processes specimens for analysis. Enters accurate patient demographic information and laboratory test orders into the laboratory information system, while ascertaining adequacy of patient information as well as sample integrity.

Qualifications

  • 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 AND ASCP or equivalent certification, 
  • OR equivalent education and experience as defined by CLIA 88 for individuals performing high complexity testing. 
  • Minimum 1 years experience in a hospital laboratory preferred. 
  • Familiarity with medical terminology and laboratory information systems preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Medical Laboratory Technician MLT(ASCP) 
  • or Clinical Laboratory Assistant (CLA) certification preferred. 
  • New York license required for NY locations.
  • Act 31 Clearance
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

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

Salary Range: $16.17 to $24.44 / hour

Union Position: No

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