Medical Technologist

Location
Wisconsin, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Jun 15, 2021
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time


Posting Details

Recruitment Number

1060

Working Title

Medical Technologist

Position Type

Staff/Administrative

Appointment Percentage

85

Division/College

Student Affairs Division

Description of College / Department / Program / Division / Unit

Student Health Center

Position Summary

Under the general supervision of the Director of Health Services and the Laboratory Director, this position operates the clinical laboratory in the Student Health Center and facilitates the effective delivery of medical laboratory services for clinicians and all health center patients. This position requires maintenance of certification standards and governmental regulations which apply to laboratory practice and must assure quality performance.

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Technology or Medical/Clinical Laboratory Science OR Associate’s degree from an accredited Medical Laboratory Technician ( MLT ) Program
• Certification as a Medical Technologist/Clinical Laboratory Scientist by the American Society of Clinic Pathologists ( ASCP ) and/or the National Credentialing Agency for Laboratory Personnel ( NCA ).
• Considerable knowledge of the underlying scientific principles of laboratory testing as well as the technical, procedural and problem solving aspects.
• The ability to effectively operate complex laboratory instruments.
• The ability to complete difficult and complex laboratory procedures independently.

Preferred Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Technology or Medical/Clinical Laboratory Science
• Considerable knowledge of literature and recent developments in medical laboratory work.
• Understanding of the factors affecting health and disease, the importance of proper test selection, validity of test results and the causes of discrepant test results.
• The ability to promote and support the attitudes, behaviors, knowledge and skills necessary for staff to work respectfully, sensitively and effectively with patients/customers and coworkers in a culturally diverse environment.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• The ability to explain theory and rationale regarding test procedures to students doing clinical rotations in the lab.
• The ability to anticipate, acknowledge and meet the appropriate needs of patients/customers and co-workers.
• The ability to make honesty, fairness and justice the keystone of all interaction with patients/customers and co-workers.
• Lab Supervision Experience with ability to serve as a Technical Consultant

Physical Demands

• The ability to effectively operate complex laboratory instruments.

Working conditions and environment

• Rare evening coverage for special events (generally 2x per year)

Miscellaneous Information

This position carries an expectation of full time hours during the academic year with reduced hours in summer. Expected hours 7:45am-4:30pm

Your benefits add an additional 40%+ to the overall financial package from the university.
Highlights include:
• 22 days of vacation for 12-month positions (that are non-instructional)
• excellent flexible health insurance with low co-pays and good coverage.
• paid holidays and sick days.
• sick leave may be converted at retirement to pay for health insurance post-work at UWL .
• after 5 years of employment, you become vested in our retirement system which ensures income post-career.
• benefits at UWL are highly competitive with local industry and some of the strongest in state and nation.
Learn more at: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/fasl20.pdf
Benefit eligibility is determined at point of hire. This information is provided for illustrative purposes only. Benefits are also pro-rated based on the appointment percentage.

The University of Wisconsin System and the University of Wisconsin–Madison are engaged in a redesign of job title and compensation structures. The Title and Total Compensation Project will result in relevant and market-informed titles to help us keep and grow our outstanding workforce. If you are the successful candidate, your title is subject to change in November 2021. For more information, visit: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study/

Duties/Responsibilities

These are the job duties required for the position.

Responsibility Statement

Clinical Laboratory Functions

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Perform qualitative, semi-qualitative and quantitative laboratory tests in the areas of urinalysis, hematology, bacteriology, immunoserology, mycology, parisitology, etc.
• Draw blood for all tests performed in-house as well as those sent to referral labs.
• Collect other specimens as needed.
• Process specimens collected by clinicians for referral to other laboratories such as Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene, County Health Department, etc.

Percentage Of Time

60

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

Performance Standards for Mandatory Laboratory Certification

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Perform periodic proficiency testing on unknown samples from the Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene, maintaining an acceptable percentage of analytical accuracy for lab certification in areas of hematology, immunoserology and microbiology.
• Maintain daily performance and quality assurance records according to Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment ( CLIA ) standards in order to meet requirements of bi-annual inspection by CLIA surveyors.
• Serve as CLIA Technical Consultant exercising responsibility for technical and scientific oversight of the laboratory.
o Perform periodic evaluation and assurance of documented competency for all testing personnel.
o Facilitate periodic comparisons of test results with referral labs to assure reliability of procedures not covered by proficiency testing. o Provide Laboratory Director with written monthly reports regarding proficiency testing results, patient and quality control testing and issues affecting test performance.
• Develop and maintain laboratory procedure manual and document review of manual annually.
• Maintain and review quality assurance manual annually and make available to Laboratory Director for review and documentation.
• Assist Laboratory Director to prepare for and facilitate bi-annual CLIA inspection with surveyor, providing information regarding number of tests performed annually, relevant documented patient records, lab personnel performance, proficiency testing, manuals, problem solving procedures and all structures and procedures contributing to the reliability of testing. Upon completion of survey, correct deficiencies and implement any changes identified during inspection process.

Percentage Of Time

10

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

Laboratory Supervision

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Supervise, plan, and coordinate operations in the following areas: hematology, microbiology, urinalysis, chemistry, and waived testing.
• Instruct laboratory/testing personnel in procedures and theory of all in-house laboratory tests performed.
• Supervise cross-training of Clinical Staff to allow coverage during vacations and other absences and to assure maintenance of skills in all areas.
• Maintain laboratory records as required by the Department of Health Services ( DHS ) including patient results, quality control (QC) records, and proficiency testing (PT) results and review laboratory deficiencies with Director as needed.
o Submit QC data to corresponding QC program and PT results to the DHS approved PT program.
o Review QC data and PT results.
o Document issues/deficiencies with preanalytical, analytical, and post analytical in regards to patient testing, QC, and PT.
o Create a corrective action plan when QC and PT results are found to be unacceptable or unsatisfactory.
o Provide remedial training for laboratory/testing personnel.
• In cooperation with SHC Director, discuss necessary supplies and evaluate laboratory equipment needs.
• In collaboration with the SHC Director, plan and administer the laboratory budget.
• Collaborate with SHC Director and Laboratory Director to improve operation of SHC . o Work with all SHC personnel on processes to improve customer service of the laboratory.
• Evaluate additional test capabilities for laboratory in terms of testing complexity, staffing, facilities, and cost.
• Assess laboratory testing personnel in 6 areas of competency as defined by Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments ( CLIA ).
o Record competency results on corresponding laboratory competency sheets.
• Assure a collaborative and cooperative relationship with other laboratory personnel.

Percentage Of Time

10

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

Maintenance of performance records and information flow

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Serve as liaison regarding lab results and interpretation of same as relates to normal and abnormal values for nursing and medical staff
• Notify clinicians and document alerts regarding test results considered “panic values”.
• Distribute lab results to appropriate clinician or nurse and solicit results, as needed, from referral labs.
• Reconcile and approve monthly billing from referral labs.
• Maintain computer log and paper records of daily test performance.

Percentage Of Time

5

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

Student-centered primary health care, health promotion, preventative health services and leadership

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Provide student-centered primary health care, health promotion, preventative health services and leadership on health issues to UW-L and WTC communities.
• Participate in continuing education opportunities as available.
• Maintain responsibility for patients and confidential information in the lab area in the event of fire emergency, bomb scare, accident, injury, etc.
• Provide consultation to Student Health Center personnel regarding laboratory procedures on request.
• As schedule and staffing permit, provide bench-work instruction to students from Clinical Laboratory Technician and Medical Assistant programs that do clinical rotations at the SHC .
• Serve on selected SHC committee as assigned by Director.
• Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Percentage Of Time

10

Essential

No

Responsibility Statement

Maintenance of equipment, instruments and inventory supply

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Operate, calibrate and maintain equipment such as microscopes, centrifuges, incubator, and hematology analyzer.
• Select and order appropriate types of supplies, reagents and equipment, occasionally dealing with vendors for product information and updates.
• Monitor expiration dating of consumable supplies.
• Perform and document daily QC and maintenance standards on above equipment.

Percentage Of Time

5

Essential

Yes

Posting Detail Information

Special Instructions

Posting Date

06/15/2021

Close Date

Continuous Recruitment

Yes

Continuous Recruitment First Review Date

06/25/2021

Position Contact Name

Abigail Deyo

Position Contact Email

adeyo@uwlax.edu
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Other Document
  4. Reference Contact Information
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

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  1. The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identities of finalists must be revealed upon request. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).
    • I wish for my name to remain confidential until the university is no longer able to do so.
    • I waive my right to keep my name confidential through the application process.
  2. Will you now or in the future require visa sponsorship for employment at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse? (UW-L and UW System institutions pay for some or all of the sponsorship costs. Some candidates may require an H1B or another form of employment sponsorship to work in the US. This question is asked so that if you are the successful candidate, Human Resources can work with your work unit to begin the process of obtaining this visa).
    • Yes, I will require sponsorship prior to employment.
    • Yes, I will require sponsorship for continued employment if hired.
    • No, I do not require sponsorship and am eligible to work in the US.
  3. Please provide your most recent employer, supervisor name and contact information, including phone number and email address. (Pursuant to UW System Administrative Policy 1275, UW System requires reference checks related to sexual harassment and sexual violence to be conducted at a minimum with a final candidate’s most recent employer and with all previous UW System institution and State of Wisconsin agency employers from the past seven years. UW-L will notify you prior to contacting your supervisor).

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. Are you currently employed by or have you been employed by a UW System institution or a State of Wisconsin agency during the last seven (7) years? Please answer yes or no. If yes, provide the institution or agency name, your supervisor and contact information, including phone number and email address.
    • Yes
    • No
  5. After you retire from a Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) employer, you may return to work with a WRS employer as a rehired annuitant, provided certain requirements are met. There are no restrictions on what type of position a rehired annuitant can hold. Under the WRS, there is no limit to how much you may earn as a rehired annuitant. (Learn more: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/life-events/empcha/ra/). Are you currently collecting an annuity from the Wisconsin Retirement System, (WRS)?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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    • Discipline-Specific Publication/Web Site
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    • HigherEdJobs.com Web Site
    • Job Center of Wisconsin Web Site
    • Minority Publication/Web Site
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    • La Crosse Tribune
    • Personal Referral
  7. Are you an alum of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. Were you ever found to have engaged in any sexual violence or sexual harassment in a previous work assignment? (Required under UW System Administrative Policy 1275)
    • Yes
    • No
  9. Are you currently under investigation or have ever left employment during an active investigation in which you were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment? (Required under UW System Administrative Policy 1275)
    • Yes
    • No