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UPMC Lead Medical Technologist in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Are you an ambitious Medical Technologist with 3 years of experience that demonstrates expertise in laboratory methods? Are you a problem solver looking for more responsibility? If the answer is yes, and you're looking to advance your career, we want to hear from you!

UPMC Presbyterian is hiring a Lead Medical Technologist to support the Reference Laboratory. This role will be scheduled daylight shift, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday. This lab offers a positive work environment with a team that works closely together to make an impact on life-changing medicine.

UPMC is Pennsylvania's largest nongovernmental employer with endless opportunities. We offer a competitive benefits package that few employers can match and have a career ladder in place that provides growth opportunities for lab associates to enjoy more professional challenges, promotional opportunities, and career enhancement. Apply today to find out where your career can take you!

Purpose:

This position assists the Laboratory Supervisor by monitoring the work of technical and ancillary employees. The Lead Medical Technologist assists in test development, gathering data for management reports, and regularly performs the duties of a Medical Technologist, including the accurate performance of routine and advanced testing. This position functions as the Laboratory Supervisor during the Supervisor's absence. Assures compliance with the UPMC mission and values for providing service excellence.

Responsibilities:

  • ACT AS A SUPERVISOR DESIGNATE:

  • Assumes supervisory duties and performs "in charge" duties as needed.

  • Evaluates problems in the absence of the Supervisor and solves those that are possible.

  • Communicates problems with the Laboratory Supervisor, Manager, or Director as appropriate.

  • Participates in an extensive administrative call rotation with the other supervisory staff (only for Tissue Typing Laboratory).

  • COMPETENCY:

  • Assists supervisory personnel in the observation and documentation of laboratory staff competency.

  • Completes all assigned duties within the required time frame.

  • OPERATIONS:

  • All duties of a Medical Technologist.

  • Ensures that instrument maintenance and/or function checks are performed and documented accurately, according to procedure.

  • Troubleshoots instrument malfunctions and informs the Laboratory Supervisor, Manager, or Director of problems.

  • Reviews QC logs.

  • Documents and brings to the attention of the Laboratory Supervisor, Manager, or Director any errors, omissions, or discrepancies in QC.

  • Compiles QA data and prepares reports as directed by the Laboratory Supervisor, Manager, or Director.

  • Monitors proficiency testing activity and assists the Director with evaluation of results and documentation of responses to deficiencies.

  • Assists the Laboratory Supervisor or Manager with staff scheduling as directed.

  • SERVE AS A ROLE MODEL:

  • Maintains confidentiality regarding patient, hospital, and laboratory business.

  • Interacts professionally with other departments.

  • Represents the Laboratory on Hospital committees as needed.

  • Adheres to abnormal and/or critical results reporting policy and turn-around-time policy.

  • Participates in and monitors quality assurance indicators.

  • Adheres to personal appearance standards and displays hospital ID badge.

  • Telephone/Internet privileges are followed according to policy.

  • Complies with attendance and tardiness policy.

  • Helps to monitor subordinate attendance and tardiness.

  • Adheres to the compliance policy and serves as a resource for subordinate questions.

  • Adheres to all safety policies as outlined in the Laboratory Safety Manual.

  • PURCHASING AND INVENTORY:

  • Demonstrates awareness of appropriate inventory levels in all relevant sections of the laboratory.

  • Takes action to prevent supply shortages or overages.

  • Performs purchasing of supplies in the absence of the Laboratory Supervisor or Manager as directed.

  • TRAINING, DEVELOPMENT, AND EDUCATION:

  • New procedures are mastered within established time frames.

  • Demonstrates awareness of changes in procedures and protocols.

  • Performs orientation and training assignments in an organized, thorough manner.

  • Serves as a resource to other employees by sharing knowledge of procedures or testing outcomes when consulted.

  • Develops, performs, and/or evaluates special projects.

  • Performs test evaluations and validations of new procedures and/or reagent systems.

  • Formulates, authors, and/or revises procedures according to CLSI guidelines.

  • Prepares and delivers student lectures and bench instruction where relevant.

Qualifications

  • Three years of experience as a Medical Technologist required, including two years of experience in the host laboratory preferred.

  • One year of experience in Histocompatibility in an ASHI accredited laboratory required (only for Tissue Typing Laboratory).

  • For NY locations/laboratories holding NY state licensures ONLY: Six years clinical laboratory experience required.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • ASCP or equivalent certification in Medical Technology (MT) or categorical certification preferred.

  • Certification as a Histocompatibility Technologist (CHT) by the American Board of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ABHI) required (only for Tissue Typing Laboratory).

  • New York license required for NY locations.

  • Act 34

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

REQNUMBER: 231766383

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