The Medical Technologist performs a variety of routine or specialized tests and procedures for use by physicians in diagnosis and treatment of patient’s in the Cytogenetics Laboratory.
Regular duties include:
Perform duties inclusive of an LT (Laboratory Technician).
Perform high complexity testing without direct supervision.
Process incoming samples by ensuring correct labeling, computer log-in, centrifugation, aliquoting, and storage.
Perform and record routine instrument maintenance procedures.
Analyze and record quality control materials with documentation of action on out-of-range values.
Accurately analyze patient specimens on instruments and/or by specified manual methodologies within specified turnaround times.
Recognize critical, abnormal and unacceptable test results and follow-up according to established protocols.
Identify problems with instrumentation, methodology, specimens, supplies, or results and take action as outlined in predetermined protocols.
Monitor instrument error codes, troubleshoot and correct problems as necessary.
Accurately transcribe patient data from instrument printouts or worksheets into computer record including any pertinent sample description comments.
Perform analysis on data output from instruments, and create preliminary reports.
Maintain a safe work area in a well-stocked, clean condition.
Instruct, train, and observe medical technology students, new employees, and pathology residents in bench procedures.
Assume responsibility for first-line supervision of the section on a temporary basis as delegated.
Fulfill departmental continuing Ed requirement.
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 Medical Technology or biological science is required.
Certification as a Cytogenetic Technologist, Medical Laboratory Scientist or Medical Technologist or eligibility for certification at the time of hire is desired.
Specialized laboratories may accept a Bachelor’s degree in a biological science with certification eligibility specific to that laboratory.
Previous experience in a clinical laboratory, and experience in DNA microarray or noninvasive prenatal screening (NIPS) testing are desired, but not required.
This full time, 40 hour position is on the day shift and will require working a weekend and holiday rotation with other employees.
$3000 signing bonus available.
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The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 199246
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