Technologist Associate, Core Lab, Third Shift

Job Description

Technologist Associate, Third Shift, Core Lab Department

UC Health is hiring a full-time Technologist Associate for the core lab department for third shift at University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

The Technologist Associate performs waived and moderately complex lab testing, technical support duties, pre-analytical processing of specimens, registers, accessions, labels and distributes specimens, and performs clerical support duties.

About University of Cincinnati Medical Center

As part of the Clifton Campus of UC Health, Greater Cincinnati's academic health system, University of Cincinnati Medical Center has served Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky for nearly 200 years. Each year, hundreds of thousands of patients receive care from our world-renowned clinicians and care team. Our experts utilize the most advanced medical knowledge and technology available, providing a level of specialty and subspecialty medical care that is not available anywhere else in Greater Cincinnati.

UC Medical Center is also home to medical breakthroughs- our physician experts conduct basic, translational and clinical research, leading to new therapies and care protocols, and connecting patients to the latest and most advanced treatments. UC Medical Center houses Greater Cincinnati's only Level I adult trauma center, which includes the right mix of specialist and medical resources available at a moment's notice for a wide variety of the most complex medical conditions and injuries.

Responsibilities

Job 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 and moderately complex testing as defined by CLIA.
  • Performs and reports testing and quality control according to established protocols, including evaluation of specimen acceptability.
  • Handles problems appropriately and exhibits good judgment.
  • Provides support functions to technologists including the loading and maintaining of instruments, making up of reagents, thawing, pooling, importing, and issuing of blood products, and maintenance and function checks. Notifies appropriate person(s) as needed.
  • Maintains inventory levels and stocks supplies.
  • Operates, maintains, and repairs clinical laboratory equipment within the scope of training including routine preventive maintenance, calibrations, and safety checks.
  • Keeps appropriate persons informed of instrument problems and resolutions.
  • Competently registers, enters insurance information, accessions, triages and processes specimens in preparation for testing and transit.
  • Follows established guidelines for centrifugation and aliquoting of samples.
  • Uses computer programs to track specimen transport and minimize lost specimens.
  • Performs and records all quality control procedures.
  • Evaluates the results of quality control and implements corrective action within scope of training.
  • Recognizes instrument and equipment malfunctions. Keeps appropriate persons informed of problems and issues.
  • Provides laboratory customer service to include request for add-ons, specimen collection information, phlebotomy requests, result inquiry, etc.
  • Completes all mandatory competencies and training modules; performs regular review and compliance with all department and hospital policies and procedures; participates in continuing education opportunities.


Qualifications

Education and Experience Requirements:
  • Minimum Required: High school diploma or GED
  • Preferred: Associate's Degree
  • Preferred: Laboratory experience or college science
  • Preferred: Knowledge of specimen requirements, familiarity with laboratory terminology, laboratory assay schedules and expected turnaround times, keyboarding skills
  • Required: Ability to read and comprehend written information, ability to effectively and efficiently perform a variety of job duties in a stressful, fast paced environment

Join our team as a Technologist Associate in our core lab department and work alongside the best and brightest clinical teams collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

Join our team to BE UC Health. Be Extraordinary. Be Supported. Be Hope. Apply Today!

About UC Health

UC Health is an integrated academic health system serving Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. In partnership with the University of Cincinnati, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with research and teaching-a combination that provides patients with options for even the most complex situations. Members of UC Health include: UC Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Bridgeway Pointe Assisted Living, University of Cincinnati Physicians and UC Health Ambulatory Services (with more than 900 board-certified clinicians and surgeons), Lindner Center of HOPE and several specialized institutes including: UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute and the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center. Many UC Health locations have received national recognition for outstanding quality and patient satisfaction. Learn more at uchealth.com.

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.