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Medical Technologist - Histology

  • Job ID: 250089831
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Western Maryland
  • Department: Laboratory
  • Location: 12500 Willowbrook Rd, Cumberland MD 21502
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $23.32 to $30.94 / hour

Description

UPMC Western Maryland Laboratory is hiring a Medical Technologist or Medical Lab Technician to join their team of life-changers! 
This position will support the histology department by processing and preparing various types of tissue samples using a variety of techniques. These tests are used in the diagnosis and treatment of patients and in the evaluation of a patient's response to treatment. 

UPMC is excited to offer a Sign-on Bonus for eligible candidates! Details below.
Medical Technologist

  • $10,000 with a 2-year commitment
  • $15,000 with a 3-year commitment

Medical Lab Technician

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

**Applicants will be placed into the appropriate job title and salary based on their individual experience and education. The Medical Lab Technician salary starts at $18.28/hour.

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 act 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. 
  • Perform qualitative and quantitative analytical procedures according to established protocols with precision and accuracy in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Performs High Complexity Testing (as defined by MD DOH) without direct supervision.

 

Qualifications

Medical Technologist:
Must meet one of the following

  • Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college/university AND successful completion of a CAHEA accredited Medical Technology program
  • Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college/university with a major in biological, chemical, physical or clinical laboratory science AND ASCP categorical certification 
  • 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 

Medical Lab Technician:
Must meet one of the following

  • 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) 
  • Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited institution with a major in biological, chemical, physical, or clinical laboratory science 
  • Equivalent education and experience as defined by CLIA '88 for individuals performing high complexity testing. 

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

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

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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