Laboratory Technician

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The Clinical Department of Pathology, Chemistry laboratory is seeking a qualified candidate to enter patient test orders, process samples in the main laboratory, and process, analyze and accurately report POC & moderately complex tests 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
  • 2:1 Match on retirement savings


  1. Order and/or process incoming samples (Main Lab and Emergency Department) by ensuring correct labeling, computer log-in, centrifugation, aliquoting, and storage.
  2. Load the automation line.
  3. Analyze patient specimens for moderately complex testing on instruments and/or by specified manual methodologies within specified turnaround times without sacrificing accuracy.  (Main Lab and Emergency Department).
  4. With supervision, process, analyze and report OR specimens for complex PTHI testing.
  5. Analyze and record quality control materials with documentation of action on out-of-range values.
  6. Accurately transcribe patient data from instrument printouts or worksheets into computer record including any pertinent sample description comments.
  7. Perform and record routine instrument maintenance procedures.
  8. Monitor instrument error codes, troubleshoot and correct problems as necessary.
  9. Record all instrument and QC problems in log book as a means of communication with other operators.
  10. Dispense O positive or O negative blood for trauma cases following blood bank guidelines.
  11. Answer POC phone during 4:00pm to 7:00am daily and 24X7 on weekends.
  12. Perform Point-of-Care duties as designated by the POC Supervisor.
  13. Maintain work area in a well-stocked, clean condition.
  14. Adhere to all safety/infection control policies and procedures.
  15. Maintain a professional appearance and attitude in interactions with coworkers, supervisors, other hospital personnel, and hospital patients and their visitors.
  16. 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's degree in the natural or physical sciences or an equivalent combination of education and experience is necessary

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 recognize problems and take appropriate action.
  5. Skills basic to the practice of medical laboratory technology.

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.

Desired Qualifications*

  • An associate degree in clinical laboratory sciences or medical laboratory technologist with eligibility for certification, or chemical, physical or biological sciences from an accredited institution is desirable

Work Schedule

This full time, 40 hour position will be on the evening shift, and will include rotating weekends and holidays with other staff.

Union Affiliation

This position is included in the bargaining unit represented by the United Michigan Medicine Allied Professionals (UMMAP), which represents bargaining unit members in all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment.

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.