Senior Medical Technologist - Full-time - Evenings

Company University of Chicago Medical Center
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(5/16/2024 1:56 PM)
Job ID
2024-69875
Shift
Evening
New Position Type
FT Regular
CBA Code
Non-Union

Job Description

Be a part of a world-class academic healthcare system, UChicago Medicine, as a Senior Medical Technologist in the Clinical Chemistry Lab. In this role as a Senior Medical Technologist you will perform Chemistry lab tests, operate state-of-the-art instruments, and conduct esoteric tests with current technology.  Responsible for quality control, instrument maintenance, and method development to support a broad menu of routine and esoteric tests, including diagnostic tests for infectious diseases and allergy identification. Operating within UChicago Medicine's Department of Pathology, we provide reference laboratory testing to various related and unrelated health care entities, managed care organizations and non-affiliated hospitals, outpatient clinics and private physicians' offices. We offer a full range of diagnostic services. Operating within UChicago Medicine's Department of Pathology, we provide reference laboratory testing to various related and unrelated health care entities, managed care organizations and non-affiliated hospitals, outpatient clinics and private physicians' offices. We offer a full range of diagnostic services.

 

**$10,000 Sign On Bonus Available**

 

Job Summary

 

In this role, you will provides specialized technical leadership to the Medical Technologists as the Manager’s designee and provide continued support for new procedures after implementation into routine diagnostic practice. You will adhere to and assist in enforcing policies and procedures to assure results of the highest level of quality to physicians and their patients.

 

Essential Job Functions

  • Receives specimens submitted to laboratory. Utilizes policies and procedures for requisition and specimen requirements to determine whether the submitted specimen can be processes for analysis. Assures proper storage and procedures for specimens that cannot be immediately analyzed.
  • Conducts preliminary specimen preparations for the analytical process through centrifugation of blood specimens, aliquotting of blood and body fluids and distribution of the prepared specimens to the appropriate sections of the laboratory.
  • Answers inquiries regarding specimen handling, results and other technical information. Appropriately assists clinicians with requests and seeks out resources necessary when information is not available to answer questions.
    Assists in establishing and maintaining continual compliance with policies, procedures, and record keeping necessary to meet the standards of accrediting or regulatory agencies.
  • Practices the proficient and safe use of all equipment necessary for the completion of all duties and responsibilities by following all maintenance, safety and quality controls policies, and procedures. Additionally practices troubleshooting and minor repair of equipment, including teaching this to others.
  • Assigned responsibility for special projects/activities such as correlation studies, test setup, alternate site testing oversight, inventory management, lead designation for shift teaching med tech students and residents.
  • Provides specialized support in the implementation of new clinical laboratory procedures, equipment and processes. Furnishes continued technical support after clinical implementation. Provides assistance in establishing and monitoring total quality management, including the standards of accuracy, precision and efficiency in the performance of tests or the operation of equipment in the specialty area.
  • Reports all test results in the laboratory information system according to laboratory policies and procedures, within stated turn-around times, and follows appropriate backup procedures during computer downtimes. Analyzes all test and quality control results for errors, inconsistencies and deviations prior to reporting results. Initiates and documents troubleshooting and problem solving to resolve issues.
  • Communicates any pertinent information or problems with laboratory staff and supervisors in a respectful and proactive manner.
    Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications 

  • Must satisfy CLIA 88 qualification requirements for general supervisor who oversees testing personnel performing high complexity testing.

  • Bachelor's or advanced degree in clinical laboratory science or related field, from an accredited college or university.

  • At least three years prior work experience required for certified individuals with practical clinical laboratory experience or a minimum of six years of pertinent clinical laboratory work experience for non-certified individuals with a bachelor’s or advanced degree.

  • Knowledge and proficiency in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, and graphical computer programs, automated coagulation systems and conventional laboratory equipment.

  • Knowledge and ability to use laboratory and hospitals information systems.

  • Ability to use and understand basic statistical concepts and methods that are commonly utilized in clinical laboratory science.

  • Ability to interact in a professional manner with individuals at all levels.

  • Exceptional organizational skills, ability to work in stress situations, and pay attention to details

  • Certification or eligibility as medical technologist, (MT) or specialist in Microbiology (M) through American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) or equivalent required

Position Details 

  • Job Type/FTE: Full-Time
  • Shift:  Evenings (3:00pm-11:30pm) + Rotating Weekends and Holidays 
  • Unit/Department: Clinical Chemistry Lab 
  • CBA code: Non-Union

Must comply with UCMC’s COVID-19 Vaccination requirement as a condition of employment. If you have already received the vaccination, you must provide proof as part of the pre-employment process. This is in addition to your compliance with the Flu Vaccination requirement as well. Medical and religious exemptions will be considered consistent with applicable law. Lastly, a pre-employment physical, drug screening, and background check are also required for all employees prior to hire.

Why Join Us

We’ve been at the forefront of medicine since 1899. We provide superior healthcare with compassion, always mindful that each patient is a person, an individual. To accomplish this, we need employees with passion, talent and commitment… with patients and with each other. We’re in this together: working to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and move our collective knowledge forward. If you’d like to add enriching human life to your profile, The University of Chicago Medicine is for you. Here at the forefront, we’re doing work that really matters. Join us. Bring your passion.

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Bring your career to the next level at a hospital that is thriving; from patient satisfaction to employee engagement, we are at the Forefront of Medicine. Take advantage of all we have to offer and #BringYourPassiontotheForefront.

University of Chicago Medicine is growing; discover how you can be a part of this pursuit of excellence at: www.uchospitals.edu/jobs 

 

The University of Chicago Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, parental status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.

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