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Medical Technologist I - Microbiology

Company: UNC Health Care
Location: Chapel Hill
Posted on: November 13, 2022

Job Description:

Description Become part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.Summary:This position is eligible for our Clinical Laboratory Incentive Program which includes your choice of $10,000 or $10,000 Tuition Loan Forgiveness or $10,000 Commitment Incentive. To learn more on the incentive program guidelines and eligible positions, visit - Performs a variety of patient testing and administrative tasks in support of the clinical activities in the UNCHCS.Performs a variety of patient testing in support of the clinical activities in the UNCHCS. - 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.Hours: -Monday-Friday 11:00am-7:30pm. Rotating weekends and holidays.Responsibilities:
1. Investigates problems with equipment, test results, specimens, and/or workflow.
2. May participate on teams or perform special projects/assignments.
3. May perform teaching of Clinical Laboratory Science students and Pathology residents and training of new employees. May serve as a technical resource.
4. Performs quality control and equipment maintenance in the appropriate laboratory.
5. Performs routine and less standardized test procedures which includes special chemical, microscopic and bacteriologic laboratory tests. Observes tests and reactions and provides data.
6. Prepares specimens and reagents, solutions, heat, or filters as required.
7. Reports results to healthcare providers. Consults/confers with health care providers regarding test results.
8. Reviews test results to ensure accuracy of report and timely correction of errors.

Other InformationOther 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 DetailsLegal Employer: -STATEEntity: UNC Medical Center
Organization Unit: Microbiology Laboratory -Work Type: Full Time
Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00Work Schedule: Day JobLocation of Job: US:NC:Chapel HillExempt From Overtime: Exempt: No

Keywords: UNC Health Care, Chapel Hill , Medical Technologist I - Microbiology, Healthcare , Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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