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Medical Lab Technician/Medical Technologist - Night Shift Incentive

  • Job ID: 2200005Y
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 10:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
  • Shift: Night Job
  • Facility: UPMC Shadyside
  • Department: Automated Testing Lab
  • Location: 5230 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15232
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $19.68 to $31.22 / hour


UPMC Shadyside is hiring a Medical Technologist or Medical Lab Technician to support the Automated Testing Laboratory! We are looking for individuals who are interested in the night shift (including rotating weekend and holiday responsibilities). All night shift roles include a shift differential on top of the base rate.

 We are a patient-focused and team-oriented laboratory that specializes in world-renowned oncology and takes great pride in what they 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, UPMC Shadyside is the place for you!

UPMC is excited to offer a night program incentive!

 Why should you consider this role? 

  • Participants of the program will receive an additional $2.00 per hour on top of their off-shift differential for working steady night shifts.
  • Participants must commit to working to the maximum of their employment status (part-time or full-time) as night shift hours.
  • You’ll have access to our competitive and robust Total Rewards benefits package which was ranked 20% higher in value than other competitors in our market
  • Also, this position is eligible for a generous sign-on bonus

Medical Lab Technician Sign-On Bonus Details:

  • $7,000 for a 2-year commitment
  • $10,000 for a 3-year commitment

Medical Technologist Sign-On Bonus Details:

  • $10,000 for a 2-year commitment
  • $15,000 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 Technologist's salary starts at $24.26/hour.


  • 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.



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.
  • Experience: Minimum 1 year's experience in a hospital laboratory preferred.
  • Familiarity with medical terminology and laboratory information systems preferred.

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 is preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Medical Laboratory Technician MLT(ASCP) or Clinical Laboratory Assistant (CLA) certification is preferred.
  • Act 34

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more. 

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