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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
  • 2:1 Match on retirement savings


A Medical Technologist responsibilities include but are not limited to:     

  • Perform hematology, coagulation, and urinalysis testing in a busy, complex laboratory.  Analyze, correlate and interpret test results to ensure validation of accurate patient results. 
  • Work collaboratively with others to report results in a timely, efficient manner and to maintain a positive work environment.  Recognize problems and follow up appropriately. 
  • Follow quality control and quality assurance procedures. 
  • Perform instrument maintenance and troubleshooting. 
  • Perform lab and hospital designated competency assessments. 
  • Adhere to established laboratory procedures and policies. 
  • Participate in the continuous improvement process and continuing education for lab personnel.

In addition to the duties of a Medical Technologist, the Medical Technologist Specialist must perform one or more of the following specialized duties or other significant duties identified by the individual laboratory:

  • Perform role of Key Operator for testing equipment. 
  • Assist with the development, modification, validation, calibration, and implementation of laboratory equipment and working procedures.
  • Assist with quality projects and other data collection projects on a routine basis.
  • Serve as a resource person to medical technologists as well as other healthcare professionals.
  • Monitor stocks of laboratory reagents and supplies and reorder as necessary.
  • Advanced troubleshooting of automated instrument issues or manual test methods.
  • Assist Senior technologist in direct observation competency evaluations.
  • Assist Senior technologist with PT submissions.
  • Create/Organize training plan and material, and observe Medical Laboratory Science students, new employees, and pathology residents in bench procedures and theory.

Perform Testing

  • Maintain expertise/competency in all areas of training, always putting patient work ahead of specialized duties.

Professional Development

  • 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.

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Laboratory Science or biological science is required as well as certification as a Medical Laboratory Scientist or Medical Technologist or eligible to be certified by BOC.  Specialized laboratories may accept a Bachelor’s degree in a biological science with certification eligibility in that laboratory.
  • Have a minimum of 2 years of post-training experience in a relevant clinical laboratory for the duties described
  • Must have demonstrated ability to perform the duties of an MT at a high level of expertise, and the ability to perform the assigned work without sacrificing on patient care

Desired Qualifications*

  • MLS or specialty certification is highly desired, and may be a consideration in highly specialized laboratories
  • Time management skills and the ability to accomplish extra duties while completing patient work.

Work Schedule

This full time, 40 hour position is on the night shift and will be 4-10 shifts per week including rotating weekends and holidays with other staff.

Additional Information

$3000.00 signing bonus available.

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.


U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine, by the start of the fall term on August 30, 2021.  This includes those working or learning remotely.  More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.