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Job Summary

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

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
  •  Retirement Savings Opportunities

Responsibilities*

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

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 a chemical, physical, or biological science with clinical laboratory experience, and eligibility for medical technology certification by BOC.

The applicant must have:

  1. The ability to organize and prioritize work.
  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.
  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 laboratrory technology.

Desired Qualifications*

A baccalaureate degree in Medical Technology with certification by BOC is preferred.

Work Schedule

This part time, 32 hour position is on the evening shift and will include rotating weekends and holidays.

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. 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.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening 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.