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Medical Technologist/Medical Lab Technician - WEEKEND PROGRAM

Description

Are you a Medical Technologist or Medical Lab Technician with at least 6 months of lab experience looking towards your next step to professionally grow in your career? Are you interested in working at a team-oriented lab that takes great pride in what they do for patients and their families? You may be a perfect fit for the Medical Technologist or Medical Lab Technician Microbiology Department.  


UPMC is excited to offer a weekend program incentive!

 Why should you consider this role? 

  • Eligible staff will receive a 20% differential on top of their hourly rate for working the weekend program (48 weekends per year)
  • This is a full-time position, but only requires you to work 24 hours per week
  • Eligible participants in the weekend program must work 48 weekends per year, 24 hours per weekend (either two 12 or three 8 hour shifts per weekend) between the hours of Friday 3pm and Monday 7am.
  • You’ll have access to our competitive and robust Total Rewards benefit 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 at both the Medical Lab Technician and Medical Technologist levels:
    • Medical Lab Technician
      • $4,000 for a 2-year commitment
      • $6,000 for a 3-year commitment
    • Medical Technologist
      • $5,000 for a 2-year commitment
      • $7,000 for a 3-year commitment


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 an MLT (Medical Laboratory technician), and:
  • 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

*Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job title & salary based on their experience and education.

  • 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 technologist performing high complexity testing. 
    • Prefer 1-year experience in a hospital or outpatient 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 AND ASCP or equivalent certification, 
    • OR equivalent education and experience as defined by CLIA '88 for individuals performing high complexity testing.
    • Experience in a hospital or outpatient 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. 
  • New York License Required for NY Locations.
  • Medical Laboratory Technician MLT(ASCP), or 
  • Clinical Laboratory Assistant (CLA) certification preferred.
  • Act 34

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

  • 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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