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Medical Technologist I/ Medical Lab Technician - Microbiology

Company: UNC Health Care
Location: Chapel Hill
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Job Description:

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 Commitment Program. 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.Schedule: Monday-Friday 1:00pm-9:30pm or 3:00pm-11:30pm, Rotating weekends and holidays OR an option of one of these 10-hour shifts: Thursday-Sunday or Saturday-Tuesday or Wednesday-Saturday from 12:00pm- 10:30pm Summary: This position has responsibilities in the Central Processing, Bacteriology, and Special Microbiology sections of the laboratory. The Special Microbiology section consists of Mycobacteriology, Mycology, Parasitology, and Sendouts. Responsibilities include but are not limited to processing and testing specimens by using manual techniques as well as total laboratory automation, mass spectrometry, and molecular methods. As a member of our team this candidate will perform specimen processing and setup tasks, Gram stains, rapid antigen testing, plate reading of cultures, susceptibility testing, and organism identification. Additional certifications accepted: M(ASCP).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: NoMT Salary Range: $24.13-$30.17 (minimum-midpoint)MLT Salary Range: $20.88-26.10 (minimum-midpoint)Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.UNC Health makes reasonable accommodations for applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as applicants and employees with disabilities. All interested applicants are invited to apply for career opportunities. Please email if you need a reasonable accommodation to search and/or to apply for a career opportunity.

Keywords: UNC Health Care, Chapel Hill , Medical Technologist I/ Medical Lab Technician - Microbiology, Professions , Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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