Medical Technologist II, Blood Bank/Core Lab

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

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 waived, moderately complex, and highly complex testing as defined by CLIA. Performs special analyses that require advanced evaluation and judgment skills. 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. 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.