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Job Description

Job Title: Medical Technologist
Job ID: 691358870
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Daylight
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Children's Hospital of Pgh
Department: Microbiology Lab
Location: 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224

Description

UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh is hiring a full-time Medical Technologist to join their Microbiology Laboratory! This role will be scheduled daylight shifts with some weekend and holiday responsibilities.

U.S. News & World Report has ranked UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh among the country's top 10 pediatric hospitals, so if you are looking to join a team that gives you a sense of reward and accomplishment, you can experience this at UPMC Children's Hospital each and every day. Additionally, the Microbiology Lab at Children's is transitioning many traditional microbiology testing to rapid molecular virology testing, so if you're someone who is looking for a challenge to learn different testing methods, this might be your opportunity!

UPMC is Pennsylvania’s largest nongovernmental employer with endless opportunities. We offer a competitive benefits package that few employers can match, a generous sign-on bonus to those who qualify and have a career ladder in place that provides growth opportunities for lab associates to enjoy more professional challenges, promotional opportunities and career enhancement. Apply today to find out where your career can take you!

Sign-On Bonus details:
$3,000 for a 1 year commitment
$5,000 for a 2 year commitment
$7,000 for a 3 year commitment

Purpose:
Provide authority, responsibility and accountability for the accurate performance of laboratory testing of a routine and advanced nature. 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.

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).
  • 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

  • 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 of experience in a hospital laboratory. 
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and laboratory information systems 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.
  • 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

Salary Range: $22.50 to $34.54 / hour

Union Position: No

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