Medical Laboratory Technician

East Lansing MI
Jul 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Summary

Assist with sorting and opening specimen packages, register submissions in a laboratory information system, and place appropriate test orders; facilitate distribution of exceptions as identified; accurately identify specimen type and condition and record information appropriately; answer incoming telephone calls, contact clients and/or laboratory sections to resolve issues; facilitate processing of complicated submissions including data entry and spreadsheet manipulation and maintenance; process compromised and/or special handling specimens; assist with the maintenance of the laboratory environment (cleanliness, non-biohazard and biohazard trash disposal, scanning, filing, copying, monitor supply inventory, perform daily temperature and calibration checks on equipment, etc.); perform equipment preventative maintenance and minor repairs as needed to ensure reliable results; process and split specimens for laboratories, identify and correct test ordering errors, and evaluate data entry information for discrepancies in order to ensure proper reporting; participate in department activities/meetings; and other tasks as need ed and assigned. Work hours are Monday through Friday, between 7:30 a. m. and 5:30 p.m., but may vary and will include weekends and holidays on a rotational basis.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in science or a two-year associates degree program in Applied Science Medical Laboratory Technician including a six-month internship at an approved institution laboratory; up to six months of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in basic laboratory techniques; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The job may require specialty certifications, approvals, or training.

Desired Qualifications

Laboratory experience in safety and security awareness; ability to consistently identify and classify numerous specimen types; ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, demanding environment; ability to multi-task and meet deadlines without overlooking details and maintain a high quality of work standards; work independently as well as in a team environment; demonstrate a high level of initiative; strong experience in MS Excel, MS Word, Windows, file management and manipulation, and password secured environment; strong communication, problem solving, people, and customer service skills; and ability to maintain a professional demeanor at all times.

Required Application Materials

Cover Letter


Professional References Special Instructions

Please provide contact information (email and phone number) for 3 professional references. 

Work Hours

Work hours are Monday through Friday, between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., but may vary and will include weekends and holidays on a rotational basis.

Summary of Physical Demands

Lifting, Carrying, Pushing, Climbing

Summary of Health Risks

Involves work with Animals or unfixed animal tissue

Bidding Eligibility Ends 7/18/2017 @11:55 PM