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UPMC Medical Technologist/Medical Lab Technician in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Description

UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh is hiring Medical Technologists or Medical Lab Technicians to support the Automated Testing Laboratory! We are looking for individuals who are interested in evening (3:00pm-11:30pm) or night (11:00pm to 7:30am) shift roles that include rotating weekend and holiday responsibilities. All evening and night shift roles include a $1.00 shift differential on top of the base rate.

The lab at Children's is family-focused, team-oriented, and takes great pride in what they do for the children and their families. If you're looking to join a dynamic team that gives you a sense of reward and accomplishment, you can experience this at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh each and every day.

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 generous sign-on bonus of up to $7,000 to those who qualify at the Medical Technologist level.

  • A career ladder that provides growth opportunities for lab associates to enjoy more professional challenges, promotional opportunities, and career enhancement.

  • An AWARD-WINNING WORKPLACE:

  • UPMC was ranked #1 for "Best Places to Work for Women & Diverse Managers" by Diversity MBA Magazine‚Äôs: 50 Out Front Companies for two years in a row.

  • UPMC Children's was ranked #9 nationally as "Best Children's Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report.

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 $18.48/hour.

Purpose:

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 a Medical Laboratory Technician.

  • 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

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.

  • Completion of an MT program highly preferred.

  • 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.

  • Completion of an MLT program highly preferred.

  • Familiarity with medical terminology and laboratory information systems preferred.

Applicants will be placed into the appropriate job title and salary based on their individual experience and education.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Medical Technologist MT(ASCP), Medical Laboratory Scientist MLS(ASCP), or equivalent certification preferred. (MT level only)

  • Medical Laboratory Technician MLT(ASCP) or Clinical Laboratory Assistant (CLA) certification preferred. (MLT level only)

  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting

  • Act 33 with renewal

  • Act 34 with renewal

  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

REQNUMBER: 2100028X

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