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Medical Technologist/Medical Lab Technician

  • Job ID: 474654350
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Varied Daylight
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
  • Department: Microbiology Lab
  • Location: 3477 Euler Way, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $22.78 to $34.97 / hour

Description

UPMC Presbyterian is hiring a full-time Medical Technologist or Medical Lab Technician to support the Clinical Virology Laboratory! The schedule will consist of varied daylight shifts with rotating weekend and holiday responsibilities.
 
In this role, you will perform both moderate and high-complexity testing in the area of molecular infectious disease. This is your chance to join a patient-focused and team-oriented laboratory that specializes in both molecular virology and microbiology. We take great pride in what we do for the patients and their families. If you're looking to join a modern, state-of-the-art facility, along with a dynamic and diverse team that gives you a sense of reward and accomplishment, this is the place for you!

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 for those who qualify at the Medical Technologist level, 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!
 
Medical Technologist 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

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 $18.48/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 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 technologists 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 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 34
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