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Medical Lab Technician and Medical Technologist- UPMC Harrisburg

Company: UPMC in Central Pa.
Location: Harrisburg
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title: Medical Lab Technician and Medical Technologist- UPMC HarrisburgShift: FULL TIME- NightSummary of Department/Service Line: UPMC Harrisburg, located in downtown Harrisburg, is a full-service acute care hospital with 409 beds. The hospital serves as the hub for the UPMC network, providing the most advanced care to the residents throughout southcentral Pennsylvania. UPMC's focus includes treating acute and chronic illness and delivering first class preventive care to the community. That's why in everything they do, UPMS'S goal is to meet or exceed the expectations of their patients and their families. As a leading employer in the region, UPMC strives to attract and retain talented, compassionate people who share this same vision. There are many benefits to becoming an employee at UPMC:Collaborative work environmentCompetitive wages and benefitsUPMC Total RewardsJob Summary: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.Sign-on bonus up to $15,000 available for Med Tech candidates meeting their education, licensure, and experience requirements at the Medical Technologist level! Med Lab Tech candidates can qualify for up to a $10,000 bonus.Responsibilities include but not limited to: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.Minimum Requirements: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 one year 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 AND ASCP or equivalent certification,OR equivalent education and experience as defined by CLIA 88 for individuals performing high complexity testing.Minimum one year experience in a hospital laboratory preferred.Familiarity with medical terminology and laboratory information systems preferredClearances must be dated within 90 daysAMT Medical Technologists (MT) OR American Society for Clinical PathologyAct 33 with renewalAct 34 with renewalAct 73 FBI Clearance with renewalKey Words:Med Tech, Medical, Laboratory, Lab, MLT, Clinical, Hospital, Testing, Methodology, Equipment, Specimen, Hematology, Healthcare, Health Care.About South Central PennsylvaniaFeatures both rural and suburban living and boasts an abundance of sports, arts, cultural events, and entertainment.Close to historically significant areas such as Gettysburg and world-famous Hersheypark and Hershey's Chocolate World.Offers top-rated public schools, blue-ribbon private schools, and some of Pennsylvania's top colleges and universities.Area school districts are consistently ranked in the top 20% of Pennsylvania.With affordable homes - a composite cost of living index of 99.7 as compared to 101.2 in Philadelphia - it's a great place to grow a career and family.Listed among Forbes.com "America's Most Livable Cities," and ranked in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Cities to Live," it's an easy daytrip to New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.About UPMC in Central Pa.UPMC in Central Pa. is a nationally recognized leader in providing high-quality, patient-centered health care services in central Pennsylvania and surrounding rural communities.As part of the UPMC not-for-profit system, UPMC in Central Pa. cares for more than 1.2 million area residents yearly, providing life-saving emergency care, essential primary care, and leading-edge diagnostic services.UPMC in Central Pa. includes seven acute care hospitals with 1,245 licensed beds, over 200 outpatient clinics and ancillary facilities, more than 2,900 physicians and allied health professionals, and approximately 13,400 employees.It is a health care hub serving Dauphin, Cumberland, Perry, York, Lancaster, Lebanon, Juniata, Franklin, Adams, and parts of Snyder counties.UPMC was named as one of the "150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare" for 2022 by Becker's Healthcare. For inclusion on this list, hospitals, health systems, and health care companies must demonstrate initiatives and commitment to promote diversity within the workforce, employee engagement, and professional growth.Apply Here: https://www.click2apply.net/DKmmPRTgbkoZoUXYsy284PI190469751

Keywords: UPMC in Central Pa., Harrisburg , Medical Lab Technician and Medical Technologist- UPMC Harrisburg, Healthcare , Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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