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Job Description

Job Title: Medical Lab Technician
Job ID: 877282624
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 2:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Shift: Evening Job
Facility: UPMC Altoona
Department: Hematology
Location: , Altoona PA

Description

Medical Lab Technician
1.0 Fulltime Evening Shift 2:30pm - 11pm
Union Position:  AFSCME
Posted: June 16, 2020


Purpose:

Performs routine analytical procedures using laboratory instrumentation. This includes discrimination between closely similar items and correction of errors by the use of preset strategies and the ability to recognize factors that directly effect procedures and results. Draws and processes specimens and performs associated clerical functions and reports out results. Demonstrates the performance of routine procedures to new employees and MT students.

Responsibilities:
  • CHEMISTRY:8.Has a basic knowledge of and conforms with quality control procedures.9. Responds in a supportive capacity to assist co-workers when workload indicates or when asked by supervisor.10.Demonstrates the performance of testing and assists in the orientation of MT interns or new employees as assigned by the supervisor.11.Participates in the evaluation of MT interns.12.Fulfills all required competency requirements within the stated one year time frame.13.Complies with established occupational exposure policies.14.Follows prescribed strategies to recognize problems, identifies causes (technical or instrumental) and makes appropriate corrections. When no present criteria are available consults supervisor.
  • HEMATOLOGY:8.Has an in-depth knowledge of and conforms with quality control procedures.9. Responds in a supportive capacity to assist co-workers when workload indicates or when asked by supervisor.10.Demonstrates the performance of testing and assists in the orientation of MT interns or new employees as assigned by the supervisor.11.Participates in the evaluation of MT interns.12.Fulfills all required competency requirements within the stated one year time frame.13.Complies with established occupational exposure policies.14.Follows prescribed strategies to recognize a problem, identifies causes (technical or instrumental) and makes appropriate corrections. When no preset criteria are available consults supervisor.15.Has a basic knowledge of and conforms with quality control procedures.
  • HEMATOLOGY:1.Receives and completely processes all specimens for the Hematology Section and referred testing.2.Is responsible for checking inventory of reagents, disposable, etc., and notifies assistant supervisor or supervisor if reordering is necessary.3.Reports patient results clearly and fully, including appropriate messages referring to specimen quality, linearity, repeated and diluted results, etc.4.Calls, faxes and documents all stat, panic value and fax results.5.Accurately and completely logs all information for improvement of QA, i.e. corrective action for down instrumentation, QC problems, unacceptable function checks and reagent shortages, etc.6. Has a working knowledge of the basic theory for all tests performed in the section and is able to perform them as specified in the procedural guidelines.7.Has an understanding of the operation of all the instruments used in Hematology and is able to operate them as prescribed in the Operation Manual, to include all routine maintenance and basic troubleshooting.
  • MICROBIOLOGY:1.Receives and completely processes all specimens for Microbiology Section and referred testing.2.Performs routine microbiologic and serologic analysis as well as urinalysis as prescribed in procedural guidelines.3.Maintains accurate and complete records of all work performed.4.Has basic knowledge of and conforms with quality control procedures.5.Accurately and completely logs all information for improvement of QA, i.e. corrective action for down instrumentation, QC problems, unacceptable function checks and reagent shortages, etc.6.Is responsible for checking inventory of reagents, disposable, etc., and notifies assistant supervisor or supervisor if reordering is necessary.
  • BLOOD BANK:9.Follows prescribed strategies to recognize a problem, identifies causes (technical and instrumental) and makes appropriate corrections. When no present criteria are available, consults supervisor.10.Responds in a supportive capacity to assist co-workers when workload indicates or when asked by supervisor.11.Demonstrates the performance of testing and assists in the orientation of MT interns or new employees as assigned by the supervisor.12.Participates in the evaluation of MT interns.13.Fulfills all required competency requirements within the stated one year time frame.14.Complies with established occupational exposure policies.
  • CHEMISTRY:1.Receives and completely processes all specimens for the Chemistry section and referred testing.2.Is responsible for checking inventory of reagents, disposable, etc., and notifies assistant supervisor or supervisor if reordering is necessary.3.Reports patient results clearly and fully, including appropriate messages referring to specimen quality, linearity, repeated and diluted results, etc.4.Calls, faxes and documents all stat, panic value and fax results.5.Accurately and completely logs all information for improvement of QA, i.e. corrective action for down instrumentation, QC problems, unacceptable function checks and reagent shortages, etc.6. Has a working knowledge of the basic theory for all tests performed in the section and is able to perform them as specified in the procedural guidelines.7.Has an understanding of the operation of all the instruments used in Chemistry and is able to operate them as prescribed in the Operations Manual to include all routine maintenance and basic troubleshooting.
  • BLOOD BANK:1.Performs routine serological testing as specified in procedural guidelines.2.Performs advanced antibody resolution techniques when indicated as specified in procedural guidelines.3.Maintains accurate and complete records of all work performed.4.Has basic knowledge of and conforms with quality control procedures.5.Accurately and completely logs all information necessary for improvement of quality assurance, i.e. corrective action for down instrumentation, QC problems, unacceptable function checks, reagent shortages, etc.6.Assists in the maintenance of proper levels of blood and blood products in the hospital blood bank.7.Transfers blood and blood products as specified in procedural guidelines.8.Has a working knowledge of the basic theory for all tests performed in the section and is able to perform them as specified in the procedural guidelines.
  • MICROBIOLOGY:7.Has a working knowledge of the basic theory for all tests performed in the section and is able to perform them as specified in the procedural guidelines.8.Follows prescribed strategies to recognize a problem, identify causes (technical or instrumental) and make appropriate corrections. When no present criteria are available consults supervisor.9. Responds in a supportive capacity to assist co-workers when workload indicates or when asked by supervisor.10.Demonstrates the performance of testing and assists in the orientation of MT interns or new employees as assigned by the supervisor.11.Participates in the evaluation of MT interns.12.Fulfills all required competency requirements within the stated one year time frame.13.Complies with established occupational exposure policies.

Qualifications

Education and Formal Training Required:
  • Registered MLT with an associate degree from a regionally accredited college/university and successful completion of a CAHEA accredited medical technology program or one of the other three alternative pathways listed in the Board of Registry's eligibility requirements.
OR
  • a new graduate who is eligible to take the MLT registry exam having fulfilled education and training requirements as stated in A1 above. 
  • Employee must pass the MLT(ASCP) exam within one year of appointment to the position. 
Experience Required: 
  • One year previous experience in laboratory work preferred. 
  • Must be familiar with chemical formulae and equations, metric system of weights and measures, and medical terminology, algebraic equations used and be able to substitute the proper value an quickly obtain accurate results. 
  • Must have high degree of hand coordination, manual dexterity and visual acuity. 
  • Must have a complete understanding of the need for accuracy and the care and attention required in the work.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
American Society for Clinical Pathology Certification is required within one year of hire.

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  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $0 / hour

    Union Position: Yes

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