Medical Technologist

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Posting Details
Posting Summary

Logo Posting Number STA00571PO17 Classification Title Laboratory Technologist II Internal Title Medical Technologist Campus Columbia 01 College/Division Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support Department Health Services Band 5 Advertised Minimum Salary $36,204 Advertised Salary Range $36,204-$48,000 Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per week 40.0 Work Schedule

The typical work week is Monday thru Friday 8am-5pm (9am-6pm) but may be adjusted according to the needs of the department. The position requires Sunday hours on a rotating basis. Position will typically work 40 hours per/week, however based on duties of position, individual may be called to assist with campus and individual crisis during evenings and weekends and during peak periods of high patient volume.

Type of Staff Position Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Basis 10.5 months Job Search Category Health and Human Services

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

This position serves as the lead technologist assisting with daily problem solving and acts as the laboratory manager in his/her absence. The medical technologist will perform various waived and moderately complex laboratory tests and procedures including hematology, urinalysis, serology, microbiology and chemistry procedures according to written protocols and good laboratory practices; operating various lab equipment and daily quality control procedures. Additional duties include but are not limited to use of electronic medical record and laboratory information systems, specimen collection, training staff and support in accreditation activities.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

Bachelors degree and 3 years of related experience or Associates Degree and 5 years of related experience.

Certification by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or other recognized National Certification agency.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience supervising daily activities in a medical lab in accordance with CLIA and COLA. Experience using electronic laboratory information system and conducting quality improvement activities.


Knowledge of the principles, and information sources for clinical laboratory applications including current laboratory methods, equipment and materials. Knowledge of human physiology. Skill in the use of precision tools and complex laboratory equipment and instrumentation. Ability to prepare and maintain laboratory records and communicate effectively. The ability to prepare and present technical training, and supervise laboratory activities. The ability to perceive colors normally and make olfactory distinctions.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date 01/08/2018 If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date Job Open Date 12/07/2017 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant Quicklink for Posting EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, protected veteran status or genetics.

Position Attributes

Hazardous weather category Essential Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive Yes

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have at least a bachelor's degree and 3 years related experience, or associates degree and 5 years related experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Have you ever been disciplined or discharged from a position related to HIPAA regulation?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a current certification (certificate) related to working in a healthcare laboratory ie. medical (certified) lab technician, phlebotomist or other? If so please list.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Do you have experience working in a medical laboratory performing lab tests in a hospital environment, doctor's office or urgent care center? if so, please explain experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
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    Posted: 3/22/2018
    Application Due: 4/28/2018
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