Medical Technologist I, Core Lab

Job Description

Location: UC Medical Center
Department: Core Lab
Hours: Full-Time, 40 Hours/Weekly
Shift: Second Shift

At UC Health, we're proud to have the best and brightest teams and clinicians collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

As the region's adult academic health system, we strive for innovation and provide world-class care for not only our community, but patients from all over the world. Join our team and you'll be able to develop your skills, grow your career, build relationships with your peers and patients, and help us be a source of hope for our friends and neighbors.

UC Health is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of employment.

The Medical Technologist I performs routine and complex laboratory analyses, identifies and corrects problems within the scope of training, stays current in laboratory theory and technique, and assumes responsibility for problem solving. Requires the exercise of independent judgment and interpretation.

Responsibilities

PATIENT POPULATION - (CLINICAL ONLY) 5%
  • Engages in population appropriate communication.
  • Has knowledge of growth and development milestones and tasks.
  • Gives clear instructions to patients/family regarding treatment.
  • Involves family/guardian in the assessment, initial treatment and continuing care of the patient.
  • Identifies any physical limitations of the patient and deploys intervention when necessary.
  • Recognizes and responds appropriately to patients/families with behavioral health problems.
  • Interprets population related data and plans care appropriately.
  • Identifies and responds appropriately to different needs resulting from, unique psychological needs or those associated with religious / cultural norms.
  • Performs treatments, administers medication or operates equipment safely.
  • Recognizes and responds to signs/symptoms of abuse or neglect.
  • Performs and reports routine and complex laboratory analyses that require a complex network of steps.
  • Uses set protocols and guidelines and independent judgment to evaluate the credibility and accuracy of test results.
  • Performs work in an efficient manner by coordinating testing steps to achieve maximum productivity. - 30%
  • Operates, maintains, and repairs clinical laboratory equipment within the scope of training including routine preventive maintenance, reagent preparation, calibrations, and safety checks. Keeps appropriate persons informed of instrument problems and resolutions. - 15%
  • Maintains currency in the field through completion of all mandatory competencies and training modules, regular review of departmental policies and procedures and participation in continuing education opportunities. - 10%
  • Performs and records all quality control procedures. Evaluates the results of quality control and implements corrective action when indicated. Keeps appropriate person(s) informed of ongoing problems and resolution of problems. - 15%
  • Obtains blood specimens by venipuncture or skin puncture within scope of training and demonstrated competency. - 10%
  • Competently accessions, triages and processes specimens in preparation for testing and transit. Evaluates samples for acceptability. - 10%
  • Follows all safety policies and procedures. - 5%

Review the physical demands and assign an overall average percentage of time this position performs these activities. These physical demands will not be listed or rated on the annual performance appraisal.
  • Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs, ladders, ramps, etc, using feet and legs and /or hands and arms - 5%
  • Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist - 5%
  • Kneeling: Bending legs at knees to come to a rest on knee or knees - 5%
  • Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction - 30%
  • Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time - 60%
  • Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks - 20%
  • Pushing 0-10 lbs: Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 0% Pushing 11-20 lbs: Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 0% Pushing 21-50 lbs: Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 5% Pushing 51 lbs or more: Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 0%
  • Pulling: Use of upper extremities to exert force in order to drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion - 5%
  • Lifting 0-10 lbs: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 0% Lifting 11-20 lbs: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 0% Lifting 21-50 lbs: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 5% Lifting 51 lbs or more: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 0%
  • Carrying 0-10 lbs: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 0% Carrying 11-20 lbs: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 5% Carrying 21-50 lbs: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 0% Carrying 51 lbs or more: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 0%
  • Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm, as in handling - 60%
  • Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of (using) fingertips - 5%
  • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word - must convey detailed or spoken instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly - 30%
  • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction, and having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication - 30%
  • Seeing: The process of perceiving objects by use of the eyes to perform an activity - visual acuity requirements include ability to discern position of object(s), shape of object(s), color, depth perception or visual inspection - 100%


Qualifications

  • An associate degree in a clinical laboratory science or medical laboratory technology from an accredited institution is required.
  • A bachelor's degree in clinical laboratory science or medical technology from an accredited institution may be substituted for the associate degree.
  • MLT(ASCP) certification or equivalent is preferred.
  • Laboratory experience preferred.