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Medical Technologist

Company: Corewell Health
Location: Royal Oak
Posted on: July 5, 2024

Job Description:

As the largest not-for-profit health care system serving Michigan, we offer a world of opportunity within our expansive system. We have more nationally ranked hospitals than any other health system in the state, including six that are Magnet --recognized. In total, Corewell Health has eight hospitals and 155 outpatient sites that provide diverse practice settings located in communities throughout southeastern Michigan and the greater Detroit metropolitan area.*Full time Midnight shift - $15,000 Sign-On BonusGENERAL SUMMARY:Performs a variety of routine or specialized tests and procedures for use by physicians in diagnosis and treatment of patients in one or more areas of work, such as Chemistry, Hematology/Coagulation, Immunohematology, Histocompatibility, Flow Cytometry, Molecular Pathology, Ancillary Testing, Microbiology and other specialty departments.ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Independently performs routine/complex chemical, hematologic, microscopic, morphologic immunologic, and/or microbiologic procedures involving the use of laboratory instruments or manual techniques maintaining appropriate technical and organizational skills within established turn- around times.
  • Applies advanced level of knowledge, training, and clinical judgment to: (a) release quality patient test results; (b) evaluate instrument performance and quality control results to determine the accuracy and reliability of all analytical data before it is released; (c) correlate results with other laboratory data and/or disease states; (d) identify technical, instrument, pharmacologic and/or physiologic causes of unexpected test results. Takes action/or develops solutions based on data at hand in collaboration with section supervisor/director.
  • Standardizes, calibrates, performs preventative maintenance and performs in-depth troubleshooting on laboratory equipment and instruments.
  • Assists in the development and/or design of new test procedures and/or methodologies; participates in the evaluation, correlation, and introduction of new instruments or procedures.
  • Participates in the instruction (theory and practice) of clinical laboratory science to students, residents, and new employees; attends, participates in, and presents department continuing education and in-service training programs.
  • Participates in various quality assurance and regulatory agency activities in the department, which may include performance of proficiency testing; involvement in TQM/CQI committees; developing and documenting quality assurance monitors; writing and updating of procedure manuals; participation in mandatory personal competency assessment and assistance with administration of section competency testing program.
  • Provides direction and guidance for questions and/or problems referred by medical laboratory technicians, and other laboratory personnel concerning specimen acceptability, unusual or discrepant results, instrument or method problems, and/or out-of-control situations. Communicates with nurses/physicians/other health care workers and public concerning lab results, procedures, and technology.
  • Performs other special projects and miscellaneous duties as assigned, including inventory control, reagent preparation, limited venipuncture. Acting as a Team Leader, assumes designated functions of the supervisor in his/her absence according to CAP/CLIA requirements.This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that incumbents may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described.STANDARD QUALIFICATIONSTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.Education / Training:
    • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university with 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) in biology including one semester in microbiology and 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) in chemistry including one semester in organic or biochemistry, which may be obtained within, or in addition to, the baccalaureate degree. - Completion of a clinical laboratory approved or accredited program by NAACLS or at least three months documented laboratory training in each specialty in which the individual performs high complexity testing.
    • Clinical internship proof of completion (e.g., NAACLS accredited program - hospital-based or university-based)Certificate of completion (hospital-based)"Clinical Practicum" designation on transcript (university-based)
      • Official ASCP BOC approval (e-mail letter) confirming eligibility to take the certification exam.Work Experience:
        • Completion of a NAACLS accredited clinical internship or equivalent experience/training as required by the ASCP Board of Certification or other acceptable certifying agency/work experience approved by Lab Administration. Certification, Licensure, Registration:Department policy requires U.S. certification, U.S. certification eligibility*, or certification assessment** by one of the following agencies:
          • ASCP Medical Laboratory Scientist - MLS(ASCP) Effective October 23, 2009 (see Notes below)
          • ASCP Medical Technologist - MT(ASCP) Prior to October, 2009
          • ASCP International Medical Laboratory Scientist - MLS(ASCPi) Effective January 1, 2015. Note the superscript "i".
          • ASCP Technologist (categorical) certification - BB(ASCP), C(ASCP), H(ASCP), I(ASCP), M(ASCP) or MB(ASCP)
          • AMT Medical Technologist - MT(AMT) After 2010
          • Additional acceptable certification eligibility can be reviewed with Human Resources & the departmentWORKING CONDITIONS:Physical Effort:
            • Requires considerable walking and standing.
            • Occasional light lifting to store supplies.Work Environment:
              • Works in a clinical laboratory and works with hazardous reagents and infectious materials.
              • Potential risk of an exposure to hazardous medications or waste materials of hazardous medications.
              • BENEFITS STATEMENT:Corewell Health offers a comprehensive benefits package to meet your financial, health and life-work balance goals.
                • NEW On-demand pay program - powered by Payactiv
                • Generous paid time off, holidays and flexible scheduling
                • Our employees receive special discounts on a wide range of products and services
                • Exceptional health, dental, vision and prescription drug insurance plans
                • Generous retirement savings, disability insurance, identify theft protection and even home and auto insurance.Primary LocationSITE - Royal Oak Hospital - 3601 W 13 Mile Road - Royal OakDepartment NameLab - Clinical Pathology Blood Bank - CH East - North - Royal OakEmployment TypeFull timeShiftNight (United States of America)Weekly Scheduled Hours40Hours of Work8:30pm-7:00 amDays WorkedM-FWeekend FrequencyVariable weekendsCURRENT COREWELL HEALTH TEAM MEMBERS - Please apply through Find Jobs from your Workday team member account. This career site is for Non-Corewell Health team members only.Corewell Health is committed to providing a safe environment for our team members, patients, visitors, and community. We require a drug-free workplace and require team members to comply with the MMR, Varicella, Tdap, and Influenza vaccine requirement if in an on-site or hybrid workplace category. We are committed to supporting prospective team members who require reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application process, to perform the essential functions of a job, or to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment due to a disability, pregnancy, or sincerely held religious belief.Corewell Health grants equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, genetic information, marital status, height, weight, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected category.An interconnected, collaborative culture where all are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work, is vital to the health of our organization. As a health system, we advocate for equity as we care for our patients, our communities, and each other. From workshops that develop cultural intelligence, to our inclusion resource groups for people to find community and empowerment at work, we are dedicated to ongoing resources that advance our values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we do. We invite those that share in our commitment to join our team.You may request assistance in completing the application process by calling 616.486.7447.

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