Medical Laboratory Scientist

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI

Job posting number: #7221633

Posted: February 27, 2024

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Responsibilities*
Perform duties inclusive of an LT (Laboratory Technician).
Perform high complexity testing without direct supervision.
Process incoming samples by ensuring correct labeling, computer log-in, centrifugation, aliquoting, and storage.
Perform and record routine instrument maintenance procedures.
Analyze and record quality control materials with documentation of action on out-of-range values.
Accurately analyze patient specimens on instruments and/or by specified manual methodologies within specified turnaround times.
Recognize critical, abnormal and unacceptable test results and follow-up according to established protocols.
Identify problems with instrumentation, methodology, specimens, supplies, or results and take action as outlined in predetermined protocols.
Monitor instrument error codes, troubleshoot and correct problems as necessary.
Accurately transcribe patient data from instrument printouts or worksheets into computer record including any pertinent sample description comments.
Perform analysis on data output from instruments, and create preliminary reports.
Maintain a safe work area in a well-stocked, clean condition.
Instruct, train, and observe medical technology students, new employees, and pathology residents in bench procedures and theory.
Assume responsibility for first-line supervision of the section on a temporary basis as delegated.
Fulfill departmental continuing education requirement.
To reliably perform daily work in the molecular microbiology area.
To reliably perform and record quality control, instrument maintenance, and environmental samples according to molecular procedures.
To communicate effectively with physicians, nurses, and other hospital professionals regarding molecular testing results, and understand responsibilities for critical notifications and reportable pathogens.
To maintain a safe and organized work environment at all times.
To work collaboratively with dedicated molecular teammates and support the goals of the molecular leadership, laboratory supervisors, lab manager and directors.
Required Qualifications*
In order to be considered for this position the applicant must have met or will have met all the required qualifications prior to the start date of employment.

Bachelor degree in Medical Laboratory Science or other biological science.
Certification as a Medical Laboratory Scientist or Medical Technologist by BOC or eligibility for certification at the time of hire.
Specialized laboratories may accept a Bachelor degree in a biological science with certification eligibility specific to that laboratory.
Desired Qualifications*
Previous experience in a clinical laboratory.
Molecular microbiology experience in both technique and theory
Communications skills, interpersonal, written and spoken
Experience with pipetting, PCR assay techniques and instrumentation in the molecular areas.




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