MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN
Job posting number: #7081377
Posted: July 20, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionPOSITION SUMMARY:
The successful candidate will provide primary technical support in the areas of microbiology and must be capable of working in multiple areas in a fast-paced laboratory environment. The incumbent will provide backup support in our main laboratory accession receiving area and immunology. The incumbent will support the laboratory mission of commitment to providing customer-oriented, comprehensive, and progressive diagnostic services to clinicians, investigators, referring veterinarians, and animal owners in Wisconsin and nationally. The Clinical Pathology Laboratory supervisor provides limited supervision. In addition to primary work hours, the incumbent will provide occasional out-of-hour/on-call coverage as needed.
List of Duties
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DEGREE AND AREA OF SPECIALIZATION:
Associates degree and certification as a Medical Laboratory Technician or equivalent training i.e. Veterinary Technician
MINIMUM YEARS AND TYPE OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE:
The candidate should have education, training, and experience in clinical laboratory diagnostics; knowledge of principles and procedures used in microbiology, accession receiving, and laboratory safety; familiarity with a variety of modern clinical laboratory instrumentation to include performance of maintenance procedures; and knowledge of quality control and quality assurance practices and procedures. The successful candidate will have effective communication, organizational, interpersonal, and customer service skills and be able to work as an effective team member.
LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE:
Certification as a Medical Laboratory Technician preferred
Excellent oral and written communication skills are desired to communicate effectively with supervisor and colleagues.
Must be able to provide support for out-of-hour, on-call coverage as needed.
Quality and Safety Performance Expectations:
a. Acknowledge documents as assigned.
b. Perform document reviews as assigned.
c. Write new SOPs or revise SOPs as assigned.
d. Complete training required and update training records as needed.
e. Perform duties as assigned (calibration, PM, cleaning, function check activities).
f. Monitor controls for assays performed and maintain quality control records for duties assigned.
g. Participate in corrective and preventative action plan activities where appropriate and problem solve as part of the improvement process.
h. Wear appropriate personal protective equipment.
i. Use proper safety equipment.
j. Stay current on all safety training.
k. Participate in Quality or Safety team duties as assigned.
UW Veterinary Care offers competitive wages (including night and weekend differential, if applicable), outstanding employee benefits (https://hr.wisc.edu/benefits/new-employee-benefits-enrollment/benefits-for-employees-covered-by-the-wrs/), ample paid time off (https://hr.wisc.edu/benefits/leave/paid-leave/), and financial support for continuing education and pursuing specialty certification.
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