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Lead Medical Technologist

Description

Purpose:
This Lead Medical Technologist assists the Laboratory Supervisor by monitoring the work of technical and ancillary employees. The Lead Medical Technologist assists in test development, gathering data for management reports and regularly performs the duties of a Medical Technologist, including the accurate performance of routine and advanced testing. This position also functions as the Laboratory Supervisor during the Supervisor's absence and assures compliance with the UPMC mission and values for providing service excellence.

Responsibilities:

 

  • Assumes supervisory duties and performs in charge duties as needed. Evaluates problems in the absence of the Supervisor and solves those that are possible. Communicates problems with the Laboratory Supervisor, Manager or Director as appropriate.
  • Participates in an extensive administrative call rotation with the other supervisory staff (only for Tissue Typing Laboratory).
  • Assists supervisory personnel in the observation and documentation of laboratory staff competency. Completes all assigned duties within the required time frame.
  • All duties of a Medical Technologist.
  • Ensures that instrument maintenance and/or function checks are performed and documented accurately, according to procedure.
  • Troubleshoots instrument malfunctions and informs the Laboratory Supervisor, Manager or Director of problems. Reviews QC logs. Documents and brings to the attention of the Laboratory Supervisor, Manager or Director any errors, omissions or discrepancies in QC.
  • Demonstrates awareness of appropriate inventory levels in all relevant sections of the laboratory. Takes action to prevent supply shortages or overages. 
  • Performs purchasing of supplies in the absence of the Laboratory Supervisor or Manager as directed.
  • New procedures are mastered within established time frames. Demonstrates awareness of changes in procedures and protocols. Performs orientation and training assignments in an organized, thorough manner.
  • Serves as a resource to other employees by sharing knowledge of procedures or testing outcomes when consulted. Develops, performs and/or evaluates special projects. Performs test evaluations and validations of new procedures and/or reagent systems. Formulates, authors and/or revises procedures according to CLSI guidelines.
  • Prepares and delivers student lectures and bench instruction where relevant

 

Qualifications

  • Three years experience as a Medical Technologist required, including two year's experience in the host laboratory preferred.
  • One year experience in Histocompatibility in an ASHI accredited laboratory required. (only for Tissue Typing Laboratory).
  • Six years clinical lab experience required. 


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • ASCP or equivalent certification in medical technology (MT) or categorical certification preferred.
  • Certification as a Histocompatibility Technologist (CHT) by the American Board of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ABHI) required (only for Tissue Typing Laboratory).

    UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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   Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct