Lead Medical Technologist
Posted on: September 7, 2021
Lead Medical Technologist
Fulltime Night shift with
This position assists the Laboratory Supervisor by monitoring the
work of technical and ancillary employees. The Lead Medical
Technologist assists in test development, gathering data for
management reports and regularly performs the duties of a Medical
Technologist, including the accurate performance of routine and
advanced testing. This position functions as the Laboratory
Supervisor during the Supervisor's absence. Assures compliance with
the UPMC mission and values for providing service excellence.
- ACT AS A SUPERVISOR DESIGNATE Assumes supervisory duties and
performs `in charge duties as needed. Evaluates problems
in the absence of the Supervisor and solves those that are
possible. Communicates problems with the Laboratory Supervisor,
Manager or Director as appropriate. Participates in an extensive
administrative call rotation with the other supervisory staff (only
for Tissue Typing Laboratory).
- COMPETENCY Assists supervisory personnel in the
observation and documentation of laboratory staff competency.
Completes all assigned duties within the required time
- OPERATIONS All duties of a Medical
Technologist Ensures that instrument maintenance and/or
function checks are performed and documented accurately, according
to procedure. Troubleshoots instrument malfunctions and
informs the Laboratory Supervisor, Manager or Director of problems.
Reviews QC logs. Documents and brings to the attention of the
Laboratory Supervisor, Manager or Director any errors, omissions or
discrepancies in QC. Compiles QA data and prepares reports as
directed by the Laboratory Supervisor, Manager or Director.
Monitors proficiency testing activity and assists the
Director with evaluation of results and documentation of responses
to deficiencies. Assists the Laboratory Supervisor or Manager
with staff scheduling as directed.
- SERVE AS A ROLE MODEL Maintains confidentiality regarding
patient, hospital and laboratory business. Interacts
professionally with other departments. Represents the
Laboratory on Hospital committees as needed? Adheres to abnormal
and/or critical results reporting policy and turn-around-time
policy. Participates in and monitors quality assurance
indicators. Adheres to personal appearance standards and
displays hospital ID badge. Telephone / Internet privileges
are followed according to policy. Complies with attendance
and tardiness policy. Helps to monitor subordinate attendance and
tardiness. Adheres to the compliance policy and serves as a
resource for subordinate questions. Adheres to all safety policies
as outlined in the Laboratory Safety Manual.
- PURCHASING AND INVENTORY Demonstrates awareness of appropriate
inventory levels in all relevant sections of the laboratory.
Takes action to prevent supply shortages or
overages. Performs purchasing of supplies in the absence of
the Laboratory Supervisor or Manager as directed.
- TRAINING, DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION New procedures are
mastered within established time frames. Demonstrates
awareness of changes in procedures and protocols. Performs
orientation and training assignments in an organized, thorough
manner. Serves as a resource to other employees by sharing
knowledge of procedures or testing outcomes when consulted.
Develops, performs and/or evaluates special projects.
Performs test evaluations and validations of new procedures
and/or reagent systems. Formulates, authors and/or revises
procedures according to CLSI guidelines. Prepares and delivers
student lectures and bench instruction where relevant
Three years experience as a Medical
Technologist required, including two year's experience in the host
laboratory preferred. One years experience in Histocompatibility in
an ASHI accredited laboratory required. (only for Tissue Typing
Laboratory).For NY locations/laboratories holding NY state
licensures ONLY: Six years clinical lab experience required
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
ASCP or equivalent certification in medical technology (MT) or
categorical certification preferred. Certification as a
Histocompatibility Technologist (CHT) by the American Board of
Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ABHI) required (only for
Tissue Typing Laboratory). New York license required for NY
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- UPMC is an Equal Opportunity
Keywords: UPMC, Altoona , Lead Medical Technologist, Other , Altoona, Pennsylvania
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