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Job Summary

To process and analyze patient samples and accurately report test results within established time limits and to maintain, bank, dispense and document burn care tissues and products.

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. Perform clinical microbiology duties including: Processing quantitative wound cultures, quantifying and identifying bacterial isolates and performing topical sensitivities. 
  2.  Utilize hospital computer systems to order, label, document and report culture results.
  3. Represent the Trauma Burn Lab/Skin Bank at multidisciplinary patient rounds. 
  4. Responsible for photographs needed on Burn patients in the clinic
  5. Perform general laboratory duties including media preparation and maintenance of  laboratory equipment, troubleshooting and correcting problems as necessary.
  6. Perform quality control and quality assurance testing and document and respond to out of range values.
  7. Participate in routine auditing and CAP surveys.
  8. Perform various tasks related to burn surgery and tissue banking, including:
  • Dispensing and documenting use of human allograft skin
  • Banking of autograft skin
  • Maintaining and dispensing of specialized burn treatment tissue and products such as xenografts, dermal replacement grafts, fibrin glue and antimicrobial burn dressings.
  1. Assist in billing and fee documentation, answer phones, take messages, greet visitors and assist customers.
  2. Adhere to all safety/infection control policies and procedures.
  3. Maintain a professional appearance and attitude in interactions with coworkers, supervisors, other hospital personnel, including hospital patients and their visitors.
  4. Fulfill departmental continuing education requirements.

 

General supervision is received from Senior Clinical Technologists, Laboratory Manager, or Laboratory Directors.

 

Required Qualifications*

A baccalaureate degree in Medical Technology or an equivalent combination of education and clinical experience and eligibility for medical technology certification by a professional society.

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 laboratory technology.

Desired Qualifications*

  1. A baccalaureate degree in Medical Technology with certification by an accepted professional agency as a Medical Technologist (MT) or Clinical or Medical Laboratory Scientist (CLS or MLS).  Must be registry eligible.
  2. Experience in a clinical laboratory in microbiology is desirable.
  3. One year of clinical training at an approved hospital andcertification or registration by an appropriate health agency or certifying organizationis desired.

Additional Information

Working Conditions

  1. Work with infectious disease and/or hazardous materials.
  2. Exposure to noise from laboratory equipment.

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.