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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Responsibilities*

  • Perform and record quality control and understand quality assurance systems.
  • Check specimens and tests requested.
  • Determine if specimen is acceptable source, volume, transport, and collection method.
  • Resolve problems with specimens and requested tests according to established laboratory procedures.
  • Enter test orders into computer LIS system.
  • Label and process specimens, inoculate media, make smears, store specimens and incubate cultures according to laboratory procedures.
  • Read direct gram stains, enter reports, notify clinicians and document notification accurately and within established turnaround times.
  • Restock media, reagents, stains and supplies as needed.
  • Clean and disinfect the work surfaces after spills and at the end of each shift.
  • Organize and complete daily work in the area assigned.
  • Ability to accurately follow procedures, understand protocols and keep up to date on knowledge base.
  • Instruct Medical technology students, Residents, Fellows in Pathology rotation.

Required Qualifications*

  • Must have a MT, MLS or have, or be eligible for, a Bachelor’s degree in either Medical Technology or the biological sciences. 
  • The candidate must be ASCP certified with Microbiology experience. 
  • Continuing education is required yearly as well as completion of mandatory UMHS M learning requirements.  
  • Compliance with UMHS attendance policies and best practice protocols are important. 
  • Confidential information must be protected, safety standards upheld, and working for our patients’ best interest is essential.  

Desired Qualifications*

  • Knowledge of or experience with microorganisms in a clinical setting, ability to recognize and identify pathogenic organisms and understand the criteria for susceptibility testing on appropriate organisms.
  • Knowledge of or experience with blood culture systems, bacterial identification systems, susceptibility systems, and molecular based technologies.
  • Ability to explain microbiology culture reports and specimen requirements for testing to all clients.
  • Is motivated to be part of a team effort, contribute to improvements and support initiatives in the lab.
  • Use critical thinking to problem solve, follow up with documentation and technical support when required.

Work Schedule

40 hours afternoons, shifts are 8 hours per day working every 3rd weekend and 2 holidays per year.

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.

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.

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.