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Medical Lab Technician/Med Lab Scientist - UPMC Community Osteopathic

Company: UPMC - Pittsburgh Medical Center
Location: Harrisburg
Posted on: June 7, 2024

Job Description:

Job DescriptionUPMC is excited to be hiring Medical Lab Scientists and Medical Lab Technicians!
Applicants will be placed into the appropriate job title and salary based on their individual experience and education.
Sign-on bonus up to $15,000 available for Med Lab Scientist candidates meeting their education, licensure, and experience requirements at the Medical Scientist level! Med Lab Tech candidates can qualify for up to a $10,000 bonus.
Purpose:Provide for the accurate performance of routine and STAT laboratory analytical methods. 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. Work with and under Medical Lab Scientist's supervision.

Responsibilities:


  • Interacts with all laboratory customers professionally. Responds to telephone inquiries courteously and in a timely manner. Practices pleasant communications both internally and externally.
  • Adheres to all established laboratory and hospital policies, procedures, methods, quality assurance, proficiency testing, 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.
  • 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.
  • Processes specimens for analysis. Enters accurate patient demographic information and laboratory test orders into the laboratory information system, while ascertaining adequacy of patient information and sample integrity.
  • Independently performs Moderately Complex or Waived tests (qualitative and quantitative). Performs High Complexity testing only with the oversight of a Medical Lab Scientist or with result review by a Supervisor or Manager.
  • 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.
  • Performs and documents Quality Control according to established protocols. Informs supervisory personnel and/or pathologists of any unusual or problematic incidents.
  • 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 cost-effectively; monitor and maintain an appropriate supply inventory.
  • Monitors and maintains supplies for functions the position is responsible for; uses materials and reagents cost-effectively.
  • Demonstrates dependability, reliability, and independent judgment. Recognizes priorities to accommodate department needs and acceptance of appropriate authority.
  • Follows all biohazard, chemical, and sharps safety guidelines. Maintains a safe work environment.
  • Honors confidentiality of patient information. Follows all compliance guidelines.
  • Assists with the training and orienting of new employees, students and residents, using established competency and workstation operational guidelines.
    Medical Lab Scientist:

    • 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 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 1 year experience in a hospital laboratory preferred.
      • Familiarity with medical terminology and laboratory information systems preferred.



        Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:Medical Laboratory Technician MLT(ASCP) or Clinical Laboratory Assistant (CLA) certification preferred. New York license required for NY locations.



        • Act 34

          UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Keywords: UPMC - Pittsburgh Medical Center, Harrisburg , Medical Lab Technician/Med Lab Scientist - UPMC Community Osteopathic, Healthcare , Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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