Medical Technologist III, Microbiology

Job Description

Location: UC Medical Center
Department: Microbiology
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 III 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. Provides technical and operational support to the laboratory. Collaborates with Laboratory Management, technical specialists and other lead techs to support a high-quality work environment. Acts as a liaison between the Laboratory and internal and external customers.


  • 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 duties required of a Medical Technologist II - Acts as the on-site technical resource to all laboratory associates for specimen management, patient testing, quality control and instrument performance to facilitate the smooth operation of all day-to-day activities.
  • Collaborates with technical groups to Implement new instruments, tests, or technical procedures and assist with training.
  • Serves as a communication link between the technical specialists and the department associates.
  • Provides communication to and from their work group with the manager and other lead techs. Provides on-site technical management of areas such as: quality control data review, competency assessment, proficiency testing, preventive maintenance, abnormal patient results review, and regulatory compliance documentation/ reports.
  • Provides operational management of areas such as: work schedules, training for associates and students, supply inventory and purchasing, safety, performance improvement.
  • Assists the manager in activities such as: communicating work area activities, issues, and problems; giving input to the manager for associate performance reviews; giving input to the manager in the selection of new hires; completing special projects/tasks; provides departmental support in absence of the manager.


  • Required: Associate's Degree & Bachelor's Degree in Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Microbiology/Molecular experience and ASCP Preferred