Medical Technologist, Registry - Generalist - Orland Park
Company: The University of Chicago Medical Center
Location: Orland Park
Posted on: September 22, 2022
Be a part of aworld-class academichealthcare system, UChicago
Medicine, as a Medical Technologist in the Orland Park Labs .In
this role as a Medical Technologist you will perform Chemistry
labtests, operate state-of-the-art instruments, and conduct
esoteric tests with current technology. Responsible for quality
control, instrument maintenance, and method development to support
a broad menu of routine and esoteric tests, including diagnostic
tests for infectious diseases and allergy identification. Operating
within UChicago Medicine's Department of Pathology, we provide
reference laboratory testing to various related and unrelated
health care entities,managed care organizations and non-affiliated
hospitals, outpatient clinics and private physicians' offices. We
offer a full range of diagnostic services.
Routinely performs a wide range of clinical analyses in all
sections of the laboratory by properly utilizing a variety of
methodologies and instrumentation according to laboratory policies
and procedures and in accordance with all regulatory agency
requirements in order to provide results of the highest level of
quality to physicians and their patients. Primary responsibilities
include culture and susceptibility testing, specimen processing,
and rapid testing to support infectious disease and immunology
Essential Job Functions
- Receives specimens submitted to laboratory. Utilizes policies
and procedures for requisition and specimen requirements to
determine whether the submitted specimen can be processes for
analysis. Assures proper storage and procedures for specimens that
cannot be immediately analyzed.
- Conducts preliminary specimen preparations for the analytical
process through centrifugation of blood specimens, aliquotting of
blood and body fluids and distribution of the prepared specimens to
the appropriate sections of the laboratory.
- Answers inquiries regarding specimen handling, results and
other technical information. Appropriately assists clinicians with
requests and seeks out resources necessary when information is not
available to answer questions.
- Performs all procedures designated under CLIA88 rules as
moderate or highly complex testing; knows all responsibilities as
outlined in the laboratory procedure manual necessary to perform
these procedures with highest level of quality within turnaround
time goals set by the laboratory.
- Practices the proficient and safe use of all equipment
necessary for the completion of all duties and responsibilities by
following all maintenance, safety and quality controls policies and
- Prepares and maintains adequate stock of reagents, standards,
and control materials for the performance of testing at assigned
workstation and notifies supervisor of any shortages or
- Analyzes all test and quality control results for errors,
inconsistencies and deviations prior to reporting results.
Initiates and documents troubleshooting and problem solving to
- Reports all test results in the laboratory information system
according to laboratory policies and procedures, within stated
turn-around times, and follows appropriate backup procedures during
- Communicates any pertinent information or problems with
laboratory staff and supervisors in a respectful and proactive
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Must satisfy CLIA 88 qualification requirements for testing
personnel performing high complexity testing.
- Bachelors degree in clinical laboratory science or related
field from an accredited college or university.
- Knowledge and ability to use automated and conventional
laboratory equipment and laboratory testing methodologies.
- Knowledge and ability to use laboratory/hospitals information
- Exceptional organizational ability, with attention to detail
- Ability to work in high volume, stressful situations.
- At least one year of pertinent laboratory experience and
previous Chemistry experience preferred.
- Certification or eligibility as medical technologist (MT)
through American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) or
- Job Type/FTE: Registry/ PRN
- Shift: Rotating, Variable start time 0630-1030
- Unit/Department: CAC OP Lab
- CBA code: Non-Union
Must comply with UCMCs COVID-19 Vaccination requirement as a
condition of employment. If you have already received the
vaccination, you must provide proof as part of the pre-employment
process. This is in addition to your compliance with the Flu
Vaccination requirement as well. Medical and religious exemptions
will be considered consistent with applicable law. Lastly, a
pre-employment physical, drug screening, and background check are
also required for all employees prior to hire.
Why Join Us
Weve been at the forefront of medicine since 1899. We provide
superior healthcare with compassion, always mindful that each
patient is a person, an individual. To accomplish this, we need
employees with passion, talent and commitment with patients and
with each other. Were in this together: working to advance medical
innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and move our
collective knowledge forward. If youd like to add enriching human
life to your profile, The University of Chicago Medicine is for
you. Here at the forefront, were doing work that really matters.
Join us. Bring your passion.
Bring your career to the next level at a hospital that is thriving;
from patient satisfaction to employee engagement, we are at the
Forefront of Medicine. Take advantage of all we have to offer and
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The University of Chicago Medical Center is an equal opportunity
employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race,
color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, marital status, civil union status, parental status,
religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and
other legally protected characteristics.
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