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Medical Lab Technician

  • Job ID: 213761401
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 7:00am to 3:30pm w/ rotating weekends & holidays
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
  • Department: Microbiology Lab
  • Location: 3477 Euler Way, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $18.48 to $30.32 / hour

Description

Description:

UPMC Presbyterian is hiring a Medical Lab Technician to support the Microbiology Lab! In this role, you will join a highly innovative lab with a large, diverse group that gives you the opportunity to make an impact on life-changing medicine. This lab provides high-volume service to multiple hospitals within the UPMC system and is the core laboratory for the Urban area.

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 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.
    • U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside among the nation’s best hospitals in many specialties.
      • It is ranked #1 in Pittsburgh and #2 in Pennsylvania.

Purpose:
Provide for the accurate performance of routine and STAT laboratory analytical methods. 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. Work in conjunction with and under the supervision of Medical Technologists.


Responsibilities:

  • Interacts with all laboratory customers professionally. Responds to telephone inquiries courteously and in a timely manner. Practices pleasant communications both internally and externally.
  • Meets established testing protocols for precision and accuracy in a timely and efficient manner. Recognizes critical, abnormal and unacceptable test results and follows-up according to established protocols.
  • Independently performs Moderately Complex, or Waived tests (qualitative and quantitative). Performs High Complexity testing only with the oversight of a Medical technologist, or with result review by a Supervisor or Manager.
  • Demonstrates dependability, reliability, and independent judgment. Recognizes priorities to accommodate department needs and acceptance of appropriate authority.
  • Performs and documents Quality Control according to established protocols. Informs supervisory personnel and/or pathologists of any unusual or problematic incidents.
  • Assists with the training and orienting of new employees, students and residents, using established competency and workstation operational guidelines.
  • Monitors and maintains supplies for those functions for which the position is responsible; uses materials and reagents in a cost-effective manner.
  • Processes specimens for analysis. Enters accurate patient demographic information and laboratory test orders into the laboratory information system, while ascertaining adequacy of patient information as well as sample integrity.
  • Honors confidentiality of patient information. Follows all compliance guidelines.
  • Adheres to all established laboratory and hospital policies, procedures, methods, quality assurance, proficiency testing, and personnel policies.
  • Follows all biohazard, chemical, and sharps safety guidelines. Maintains a safe work environment.
  • Maintains instruments following procedural calibrations, quality control, and daily maintenance and troubleshooting when necessary.

 

Qualifications

  • 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's experience in a hospital laboratory preferred.
  • Familiarity with medical terminology and laboratory information systems preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Medical Laboratory Technician MLT(ASCP) or Clinical Laboratory Assistant (CLA) certification preferred.New York license required for NY locations.

  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Total Rewards

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Our Values

At UPMC, we’re driven by shared values that guide our work and keep us accountable to one another. Our Values of Quality & Safety, Dignity & Respect, Caring & Listening, Responsibility & Integrity, Excellence & Innovation play a vital role in creating a cohesive, positive experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. Ready to join us? Apply today.

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