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Job Summary

To assist laboratory supervisors, chief technologist, or directors in a variety of duties as designated.  To fulfill all duties and responsibilities of a medical technologist.

Responsibilities*

  • Act as technical supervisor on weekends and during absence of laboratory supervisor.
  • Assist in automation instrument maintenance and calibration procedures.
  • Assist with automation line training and orientation of new personnel, medical students, and pathology residents.
  • Assist with automation line validation training of new personnel, medical students and pathology residents.
  • Assist in the development and performance of special testing techniques and protocols.
  • Assist with administration of proficiency testing.
  • Assist with competency assessment of employees.
  • Update procedure manuals and training materials to reflect current practice.
  • Work in cooperation with other supervisors and staff to optimize work process.
  • Work with the automation supervisor to assure automation section compliance with accreditation guidelines; act as a back-up technical supervisor for inspection purposes.
  • Serve on laboratory and inter-departmental committees as requested.
  • Monitor stocks of laboratory reagents and supplies and reorder as necessary.
  • Process and analyze specimens and otherwise fulfill all duties and responsibilities of a medical technologist.

 

Required Qualifications*

A Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology.
OR
A Bachelor's degree in a Chemical, Physical, or Biological science with eligibility for Medical Technology certification by a professional society and four years of progressively responsible clinical laboratory experience is acceptable.
 
The applicant must have:
1. The ability to independently organize and prioritize work.
2. The ability to work under pressures of time and work volume without sacrificing accuracy.
3. The ability to communicate effectively with other medical personnel.
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.
 

Desired Qualifications*

Certification by an accepted professional agency and two years of progressively responsible clinical laboratory experience are preferred.

Work Schedule

This full time, 40 hour position will be 5-8 hour shifts per week, days of week to be determined.

Additional Information

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

Additional Information

This position may be filled using an FLSA exempt or non-exempt designation.

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.