University of Utah Health Care

  • Medical Technologist

    Requisition Number
    34238
    Reg/Temp
    Regular
    Employment Type
    Full-Time
    Shift
    Day
    Work Schedule
    M-F, 7:30am-4pm
    Location Name
    University of Utah Hospital
    Patient Care?
    Yes
    City
    SALT LAKE CITY
    State
    UT
    Department
    UUH ANC 13A H & I LAB
    Category
    Transplant
  • Overview

    As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

    This position performs routine and complex laboratory testing using manual and automated methods and procedures useful in patient diagnosis and treatment.

     

    General Description: The H&I Clinical Laboratory services the needs of all local solid organ and bone marrow transplant programs in Salt Lake City. By applying the principles of immunology and immunogenetics, tissue typing and compatibility matching procedures are utilized for identification of the ideal donor for each transplant candidate. Position offers Mon-Fri (days) workdays, an academic environment, applied research, a teamwork atmosphere, and is patient focused.

     

    Responsibilities: Perform transplant related histocompatibility testing, including molecular (SSO and NGS) assays, donor crossmatching and antibody screening using Luminex and flow cytometry procedures. Once trained, position will require on-call rotation with other technologists. Technologist must be able to work independently and be capable of making critical decisions on clinical organ transplant allocation and effectively troubleshoot technical problems.

    Responsibilities

    • Performs specialized assays or procedures.
    • Ensures that attending physician or appropriate individuals obtain patient lab results.
    • Evaluates, troubleshoots problems and makes decisions related to specimen preparation and procedures for preparation.
    • Prepares, labels, and performs quality control inspections on laboratory reagents.
    • Maintains lab work records.
    • Participates in work-related conferences and education.
    • May participate in and be responsible for decisions involving quality control programs, instrument selection and maintenance and reagent purchases.
    • Participates in the introduction of new procedures and in the evaluation of new instruments.

    Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

    • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above.
    • Demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills.
    • Ability to provide care appropriate to the population served.
    • The incumbent must coordinate with other departments, physicians, residents, or patients effectively to ensure accurate diagnosis, information, and/or scheduling. The incumbent must be capable of troubleshooting and recognizing technical problems as they arise, seeking assistance from the supervisor when controls fail and results are not as expected.
    • Incumbents in this position may be required to work unscheduled hours and rotate on call responsibilities.
    • The staff member must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.
    • The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.

    Qualifications

    Qualifications

    Required

    • Bachelor's degree in a biological science or equivalency.
    • American Society of Clinical Pathologist (ASCP) certification as a Medical Technologist or equivalency (ASCP certification equivalency for this position may be one year of lab experience).

    Qualifications (Preferred)

    Working Conditions and Physical Demands

    Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

    • This position involves light work that may exert up to 20 pounds and may consistently require light work involving lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects or lab equipment. Workers in this position may be exposed to the chemicals used in a laboratory setting.

    Physical Requirements

    Manual Dexterity, Sitting, Standing

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