Job Description

Job Title: Medical Lab Technician - UPMC Hamot
Job ID: 36665101
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours: Variable Shifts | Wknd & Holidays Not Required!
Shift: Variable
Facility:
Department: Lab Chemistry
Location: 201 State St, Erie PA 16550

Description

UPMC Hamot is looking for a Limited Casual/Per Diem Medical Lab Technician to join their team of excellent healthcare professionals who support the Chemistry Laboratory. This position has variable shifts with no weekend or holiday requirements.


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

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.
  • Experience in a hospital or outpatient laboratory preferred.
  • Familiarity with medical terminology and laboratory information systems preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Preferred – ASCP Certification:
    • Medical Laboratory Technician MLT(ASCP),
    • Clinical Laboratory Assistant (CLA),
    • Or Equivalent Certification.
  • Required:
    • New York License Required for NY Locations (Not applicable to UPMC Hamot location).
    • Act 34

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Salary Range: $16.17 to $24.44 / hour

Union Position: No

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