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Medical Technologist

  • Job ID: 047746869
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 7:00am-3:30pm w/ weekends and holidays
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Department: Microbiology Lab
  • Location: 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $22.78 to $34.97 / hour

Description

UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh is hiring a Medical Technologist to support the Microbiology Laboratory! In this role, you will join a family-focused, team-oriented lab that 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 each and every day. 

Why UPMC?
We don't just take care of our patients - we take care of our team too. In addition to our competitive benefits package, you can expect:
  • A generous sign-on bonus of up to $7,000 to those who qualify.
  • A career ladder that provides growth opportunities for lab associates to enjoy more professional challenges, promotional opportunities, and career enhancement.
  • An AWARD-WINNING workplace with endless opportunities: 
    • UPMC was ranked #1 for "Best Places to Work for Women & Diverse Managers" by Diversity MBA Magazine’s: 50 Out Front Companies for two years in a row.
    • UPMC Children's was ranked #9 nationally as "Best Children's Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report.
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

  • 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 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. 
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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