Clinical Laboratory Technologist

Clinical Laboratory Technologist

Ann Arbor, MI

Clinical Technologist Senior

Ann Arbor, Michigan Jobs

48103 Jobs

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Job Summary

The Clinical Pathology Department, Point of Care is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the role of Senior Clinical Technologist.  To assist Laboratory Supervisors, Managers and Directors in a variety of duties as designated to support the Point of Care Testing and Quality Management programs, particularly with respect to the offsite laboratories and clinics.  To fulfill all duties and responsibilities of a Medical Technologist.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems.  In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  • 2:1 Match on retirement savings

Responsibilities*

In order to be considered for this position the applicant must have met or will have met all the required qualifications prior to the start date of employment.

Technical Support and Customer Service

  • Assist with POC instrument and test system implementation, maintenance, calibration, troubleshooting and service.
  • Monitor inventory and distribute laboratory reagents and supplies.
  • Respond to technical questions from non-pathology POC testing operators via phone and email.
  • Perform routine management of POC data using the RALS middleware. (Flagged results, operator access, consumables)
  • Clerical duties include printing operator barcodes, scanning lab reports, marking supplies, responding to HITS tickets (corrected results).
  • Enter results for surgery non-interfaced testing.
  • Interact with instrument vendors, Pathology management and staff, non-pathology management and staff, and physician and non-physician providers.
  • Perform role of key operator for testing equipment or system.
  • Draft, review and maintain procedures, job aids, quality control plans, and other documents associated with testing equipment and systems.
  • Perform role of primary liaison with equipment vendor or test system contact. 

Quality Assurance and Regulatory Compliance

  • Assist with the administration of the POC quality management program for onsite and offsite.
  • Perform quality control on sequestered POC reagents.
  • Assist with the administration of the POC proficiency testing program.
  • Use information systems and computer applications.
  • Perform audits related to pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical aspects of POC testing. (QA rounds, OR rounds, personnel folder audits, results audits)
  • Assist with regulatory inspections of POC testing units.
  • Review QC and other records associated with POC testing.
  • Develop documents to facilitate quality assurance.
  • Collaborate with non-pathology unit supervisors and staff to develop and improve workflows and regulatory compliance.
  • Champion process improvement projects.
  • Participate as a CAP inspector.

Training and Competency Assessment

  • Assist with training and competency assessment of non-pathology operators of POC testing.
  • Assist with training and orientation of new employees, pathology residents, medical technology students.
  • Integrate high reliability organization (HRO) skills into processes.
  • Educate POC operators to regulatory standards and good laboratory practice.
  • Develop training program materials.
  • Develop and lead training programs.
  • Innovate to improve the delivery of training information.

General

  • Comply with laboratory regulatory standards and documentation requirements.
  • Adhere to safety and infection control policies and procedures.
  • Maintain a professional appearance and attitude in interactions with coworkers, supervisors, other hospital personnel, and hospital patients and visitors.
  • Fulfill departmental continuing education requirement.
  • Work flexible hours. If necessary, participate in afternoon, evening, weekend and holiday coverage.

Required Qualifications*

In order to be considered for this position the applicant must have met or will have met all the required qualifications prior to the start date of employment.

  • A baccalaureate degree in Medical Technology, Medical Laboratory Science or in a chemical, physical or biological science is required.
  • A combination of education, experience and certification eligibility that meets all accreditation requirements for the position is required.

The applicant must have:

  1. The ability to independently organize and prioritize work and to meet deadlines.
  2. The ability to work under pressure of time and work volume without sacrificing accuracy.
  3. The ability to communicate effectively with other medical personnel in both verbal and written form.
  4. The ability to demonstrate and explain technical procedures and policies.
  5. The ability to recognize problems and take appropriate action.
  6. Skills basic to the practice of medical laboratory technology.

Working Conditions

  1. Work with infectious materials, blood and body fluids, and/or hazardous materials.
  2. Exposure to noise from laboratory equipment.
  3. Travel to Point of Care testing locations at main medical campus and offsite health centers.

Desired Qualifications*

A baccalaureate degree in a chemical, physical, or biological science with eligibility for medical technology certification by a professional society and two years of progressively responsible clinical laboratory experience is acceptable. .  Certification by an accrediting agency such as ASCP, and three years of progressively responsible clinical lab experience are preferred.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

 

U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working or learning remotely.  More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.

Job ID: 6778564210392953231

This job is located in

Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48103

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