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Medical Technologist/Medical Lab Technician

  • Job ID: 015637085
  • Status: Casual
  • Regular/Temporary: Limited
  • Hours: As-Needed
  • Shift: Variable
  • Facility: UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Department: Automated Testing Lab
  • Location: 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $22.50 to $34.54 / hour

Description

UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh is hiring a casual Medical Technologist or Medical Lab Technician to support the Automated Testing Laboratory! This role will be scheduled varied shifts (1st, 2nd or 3rd) on an as-needed basis with occasional weekend and holiday responsibilities.

The lab at Children's is family-focused, team-oriented and takes great pride in what they do for the children and their families. If you're looking to join a dynamic team that gives you a sense of reward and accomplishment, you can experience this at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh each and every day.

UPMC is Pennsylvania’s largest nongovernmental employer with endless opportunities. We offer a competitive benefits package that few employers can match 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!

Applicants will be placed into the appropriate job title and salary based on their individual experience and education. The Medical Lab Technician salary starts at $18.25/hour.

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 a 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

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 laboratory. 
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and laboratory information systems 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. 
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in a hospital laboratory preferred. 
  • Familiarity with medical terminology and laboratory information systems preferred.
Applicants will be placed into the appropriate job title and salary based on their individual experience and education. 

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Medical Technologist MT(ASCP), Medical Laboratory Scientist MLS(ASCP), or equivalent certification preferred (Medical Technologist level only).
  • Medical Laboratory Technician MLT(ASCP) or Clinical Laboratory Assistant (CLA) certification preferred (Medical Lab Technician level only).
  • New York License required for NY locations.
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
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