Medical Technologist I - Microbiology

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Employer
UNC Health Care
Location
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 28, 2021
Closes
May 11, 2021
Ref
2032064835
Discipline
Biology
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Description
Become part of an inclusive organization with over 30,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve. As a major academic health system, we offer candidates the opportunity to collaborate with multiple service lines including Nursing, Transplant, Oncology and Respiratory Therapy. Our laboratory Directors are experts in laboratory medicine and offer continuing education and training opportunities for our staff and management team. We are often the first to implement cutting-edge technology in laboratory testing, making us leaders in innovation and bringing advanced medicine and compassionate care to our community. We have a wide variety of specialty labs as well as Core Laboratory, TMS and Microbiology services, which allow technologists and managers to choose their own career path. In addition, we offer tuition reimbursement to encourage career advancement and professional growth and development.
Summary:
This position is eligible for our Clinical Laboratory Incentive Program which includes your choice of $10,000 in Tuition Loan Assistance or $5,000 Commitment Incentive. To learn more on the incentive program guidelines and eligible positions, visit https://jobs.unchealthcare.org/pages/lab-incentive-program?&bid=12881
Performs a variety of patient testing and administrative tasks in support of the clinical activities in the UNCHCS.
Position will be primarily day shift, 9:00am-5:30pm, Mon-Fri; rotating weekends and holidays.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Direct specimen processing
Direct specimen Gram stains
Rapid antigen testing - Cdiff, Strep, Legionella, Trichomonas, Mono, Crypto
Rapid molecular/PCR testing - RSV, Flu, Cdiff, Norovirus, Gram Positive Susceptibility
COVID testing
Total Lab Automation instrumentation (BD Kiestra)
Quality control of instruments, reagents, and media
Responsibilities:
- Investigates problems with equipment, test results, specimens, and/or workflow.
- May participate on teams or perform special projects/assignments.
- May perform teaching of Clinical Laboratory Science students and Pathology residents and training of new employees. May serve as a technical resource.
- Performs quality control and equipment maintenance in the appropriate laboratory.
- Performs routine and less standardized test procedures which includes special chemical, microscopic and bacteriologic laboratory tests. Observes tests and reactions and provides data.
- Prepares specimens and reagents, solutions, heat, or filters as required.
- Reports results to healthcare providers. Consults/confers with health care providers regarding test results.
- Reviews test results to ensure accuracy of report and timely correction of errors.
Other Information
Other information:
Education Requirements:
? Requires Bachelor's of Science degree. Must meet eligibility requirements upon hire to sit for MT exam within 12 months of hire.
Licensure/Certification Requirements:
? Must become MLS/MT (ASCP), MT (NCA), or MT (AMT) certified within 12 months of hire.
Professional Experience Requirements:
? No prior experience required.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:
Job Details
Legal Employer:STATE
Entity: UNC Medical Center
Organization Unit: Microbiology Laboratory
Work Type: Full Time
Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00
Work Schedule: Day Job
Location of Job: US:NC:Chapel Hill
Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No
REQNUMBER: 9999-INFOR-3338
Diversity Statement
The UNC Health System and the UNC School of Medicine are committed to valuing all people throughout our organization, regardless of background, lifestyle, and culture. A diverse and inclusive work environment for staff and culturally appropriate care for our patients, are essential to fulfilling our UNC Health vision of improving the health of all North Carolinians.
Equal Employment Opportunity
UNC Health is an equal opportunity employer. As such, UNC Health offers equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or political affiliation.
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