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Job Summary

Provide service and care to patients and families.  Independently perform specialized physiologic and manometric testing and data analysis for both clinical and research patients.

Responsibilities*

Patient Care

  • Performs physiologic and manometric testing with patients.
  • Provides physical and emotional support for patients and families undergoing these procedures.
  • Prompt response to patient needs and changes in condition.  Informs MD/RN/Clinical Management of patient care requirements not within the Tech role.  Promptly communicates changes in patient’s condition to appropriate level of staff.
  • Independently, safely, and successfully performs gastrointestinal intubation.
  • Obtains brief clinical patient history prior to procedures.
  • By protocol, administers procedure-specific topical medications.

 Laboratory

  • Performs diagnostic tests proficiently and independently, according to defined Lab procedures/protocols.
  • Provides accurate and complete documentation and data analysis.
  • Maintains positive and effective communication with coworkers and is open to constructive feedback.
  • Consistently adheres to established infection prevention procedures and policies.
  • Keeps the patient and Lab work environments free from clutter.  Stocks areas with supplies according to plans for each area.
  • Maintains computer and equipment proficiency adequate to consistently and successfully provide effective service.
  • Successfully sets up, calibrates, operates, and trouble shoots laboratory equipment.
  • Manages solutions, reagents, and media.  Weighs, compounds, and titrates materials.
  • Operates centrifuge.
  • Professional development – attends in-services, staff meetings, interdepartmental meetings, and required staff development programs.
  • Participates in research activities of Lab.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in the natural or physical sciences or an equivalent combination of education and experience is necessary.  
  • Patient care experience.
  • Evidence of excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Evidence of independent analytical thinking skills.
  • Evidence of computer literacy/proficiency.
  • Ability to successfully multi-task.
  • Ability to consistently work positively in a multidisciplinary team setting.

Desired Qualifications*

  • College level physiology coursework.
  • Clinical laboratory experience.
  • Intubation experience.
  • Proficiency with venipuncture including starting IV's.
  • Coursework or experience with statistics.

Work Locations

Primary work location will be at Michigan Medicine - potential to travel to off-site locations.

Background Screening

University of Michigan Health System 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

The University of Michigan Health System 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.