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Medical Technologist/Medical Lab Technician

  • Job ID: 371082826
  • Status: Part-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Variable
  • Facility: UPMC Western Maryland
  • Department: Laboratory
  • Location: 12500 Willowbrook Rd, Cumberland MD 21502
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $17.17 to $25.55 / hour

Description

UPMC Western Maryland is hiring a Medical Technologist or Medical Lab Technician to support the Lab! 

Applicants will be placed into the appropriate job title and salary based on their individual experience and education. The Medical Technologist salary starts at $21.90/hour.


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:

  • 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

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 of 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.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Medical Technologist MT(ASCP), Medical Laboratory Scientist MLS(ASCP), or equivalent certification preferred (MT level)
  • Medical Laboratory Technician MLT(ASCP) or Clinical Laboratory Assistant (CLA) certification preferred (MLT level) 
  • Act 34

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