Job Description

Job Title: Medical Technologist/Medical Lab Technician
Job ID: 38336993
Status: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Cancer Centers
Department: Natrona HBC
Location: 1604 Burtner Road, Natrona Heights PA 15065

Description

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is excited to be hiring for a Regular Part-Time Medical Technologist or Medical Lab Technician. This position will float to support multiple Hillman Cancer Center Offices including:

·  Natrona Heights, PA

·  UPMC St. Margaret | Pittsburgh, PA

·  UPMC Passavant | Pittsburgh, PA

·  Butler, PA


Purpose:

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:
  • Interacts with all laboratory customers professionally. Responds to telephone inquiries courteously and in a timely manner. Practices pleasant communications both internally and externally.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrates dependability, reliability, and independent judgment. Recognizes priorities to accommodate department needs and acceptance of appropriate authority.
  • Performs and documents Quality Control according to established protocols. Informs supervisory personnel and/or pathologists of any unusual or problematic incidents.
  • Assists with the training and orienting of new employees, students and residents, using established competency and workstation operational guidelines.
  • Monitors and maintains supplies for those functions for which the position is responsible; uses materials and reagents in a cost-effective manner.
  • 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.
  • Honors confidentiality of patient information. Follows all compliance guidelines.
  • Adheres to all established laboratory and hospital policies, procedures, methods, quality assurance, proficiency testing, and personnel policies.
  • Follows all biohazard, chemical, and sharps safety guidelines. Maintains a safe work environment.
  • Maintains instruments following procedural calibrations, quality control, and daily maintenance and troubleshooting when necessary.

Qualifications

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

  • 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 or outpatient laboratory.
    • Knowledge of medical terminology and laboratory information systems preferred.
    • Hematology and/or Phlebotomy experience 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 AND ASCP or equivalent certification, 
    • OR equivalent education and experience as defined by CLIA '88 for individuals performing high complexity testing.
    • Experience in a hospital or outpatient laboratory preferred.
    • Familiarity with medical terminology and laboratory information systems preferred.
    • Hematology and/or Phlebotomy experience preferred.

 Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Medical Technologist MT(ASCP), 
  • Medical Laboratory Scientist MLS (ASCP), or equivalent certification preferred. 
  • New York License Required for NY Locations.
  • Medical Laboratory Technician MLT(ASCP), or 
  • Clinical Laboratory Assistant (CLA) certification preferred.
  • Act 34
UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $16.63 to $26.64 / hour

Union Position: No

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