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Medical Laboratory Scientist/Med Lab Tech - UPMC Hanover Blood Bank

Company: UPMC - Pittsburgh Medical Center
Location: Hanover
Posted on: June 11, 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 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:


  • Interact with all laboratory customers courteously and professionally; respond to telephone inquiries in a timely manner. Practices pleasant communications both internally and externally.
  • 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.
  • 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. Use reagents and supplies cost-effectively; monitor and maintain an appropriate supply inventory.
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of techniques, principles, and instruments, their interrelationships and physiological conditions affecting test results.
  • Conduct, direct, or assist with test development and methodology/equipment evaluation, selection, and implementation.
  • Performs High Complexity Testing (as defined by PA DOH) without direct supervision.
  • Assume responsibility for first-line supervision of the section/department temporarily as delegated.
  • Train and orient new employees, students, and residents, as applicable and as assigned.
    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 Scientist (MLS) (ASCP) or equivalent certification preferred. New York License required for NY locations.



        • AMT Medical Technologists (MT)
        • American Society for Clinical Pathology
        • Act 34

          UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Keywords: UPMC - Pittsburgh Medical Center, Frederick , Medical Laboratory Scientist/Med Lab Tech - UPMC Hanover Blood Bank, Healthcare , Hanover, Maryland

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