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Job Summary

To process and analyze patient samples and accurately report test results within established time limits.

Responsibilities*

  • Process incoming samples by ensuring correct labeling, computer log-in, centrifugation, aliquoting, and storage.
  • Analyze patient specimens on instruments and/or by specified manual methodologies within specified turnaround times without sacrificing accuracy.
  • Analyze and record quality control materials with documentation of action on out-of-range values.
  • Accurately transcribe patient data from instrument printouts or worksheets into computer record including any pertinent sample description comments.
  • Perform and record routine instrument maintenance procedures.
  • Monitor instrument error codes, troubleshoot and correct problems as necessary.
  • Record all instrument and QC problems in log book as a means of communication with other operators.
  • Maintain work area in a well-stocked, clean condition.
  • Instruct, train, and observe medical technology students, new employees, and pathology residents in bench procedures and theory.
  • Adhere to all safety/infection control policies and procedures.
  • Maintain a professional appearance and attitude in interactions with coworkers, supervisors, other hospital personnel, and hospital patients and their visitors.
  • Fulfill departmental continuing education requirement.

Required Qualifications*

A baccalaureate degree in a chemical, physical, or biological science with clinical laboratory experience, and eligibility for medical technology certification by a professional society is acceptable.
 
The applicant must have:
  • The ability to organize and prioritize work.
  • The ability to work under pressure of time and work volume without sacrificing accuracy.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with other medical personnel.
  • The ability to demonstrate and explain technical procedures and policies.
  • The ability to recognize problems and take appropriate action.
  • Skills basic to the practice of medical laboratory technology.

Desired Qualifications*

A baccalaureate degree in Medical Technology with certification by an accepted professional agency is preferred.

Additional Information

Working Conditions:
  • Work with infectious disease and/or hazardous materials.
  • Exposure to noise from laboratory equipment.
  • Participate in rotating weekend and holiday schedule.

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.