Medical Technologist II, Blood Bank

Job Description

Bonus: $10,000 Bonus

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 II performs routine and complex laboratory analyses, identifies and corrects problems developing alternatives when necessary, stays current in laboratory theory and technique, and assumes responsibility for problem solving. Requires the exercise of independent judgment and interpretation.

Responsibilities

Performs work in an efficient manner by coordinating testing steps to achieve maximum productivity. Operates, maintains, and repairs clinical laboratory equipment within the scope of training including routine preventive maintenance, reagent preparation, calibrations, and safety checks. Recognizes and assumes responsibility for instrument, equipment and reagent problems. Keeps appropriate persons informed as necessary.

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. Provides instruction for students and new associates.

Performs and records all quality control procedures. Evaluates the results of quality control and implements corrective action when indicated. Performs on-going data analysis to detect trends, problems, etc. and undertakes specialized corrective actions. Keeps appropriate person(s) informed of ongoing problems and resolution of problems.

Obtains blood specimens by venipuncture or skin puncture within scope of training and demonstrated competency.

Competently accessions, triages and processes specimens in preparation for testing and transit. Evaluates samples for acceptability.

Follows all safety policies and procedures.

Qualifications

Education:

Minimum Required: Associate's or bachelor's degree in clinical laboratory science or medical technology OR Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, microbiology, etc. from an accredited institution.

License & Certification:

Preferred: MT (ASCP), MLS(ASCP), or MLT(ASCP) certification or equivalent

Years of Experience:

Minimum Required: One year experience in a full service laboratory

Required Skills and Knowledge:

Required: Knowledge of specimen requirements; must be familiar with laboratory terminology, laboratory assay schedules and expected turnaround times; ability to read and comprehend written information; ability to effectively and efficiently perform a variety of job duties in a stressful, fast paced environment.

Preferred: Keyboarding skills.