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Posting NumberS02881PWorking TitleMEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST IVDepartmentUHC Laboratory ServicesAbout the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/DepartmentCollege/Unit/Department websitePosting TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRS or ORPEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information

Monday – Friday 8am-5pm

Advertised Salarycommensurate with experiencePosting Date04/10/2019Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date05/01/2019Special Instructions to ApplicantsLocation of VacancyAthens Area EEO Policy Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Position Information

Classification TitleMedical ProfessionalPay GradeFLSAJob FamilyHealth ServicesFTE1.00Minimum Qualifications

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred QualificationsPosition Summary

The Medical Technologist independently performs waived, moderate and high complexity diagnostic clinical laboratory tests. The Medical Technologist provides accurate and timely results and reports which influence critical decisions made by clinicians. The position assists clinicians in appropriate utilization of laboratory services and interpretation of results.
The Medical Technologist may be asked to supervise other Technologists and Phlebotomists in the absence of the Assistant Lab Manager or Lab Manager. Position may also perform other administrative duties as assigned by, Assistant Lab Manager or Laboratory Manager.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Clinical Laboratory skills appropriate to perform waived, moderate and high complexity testing. Understanding of age specific and cultural needs of UHC student patients and providers. Competence in laboratory skills. Skilled in critical thinking, communication across levels of understanding and privacy/confidentiality.

Physical Demands

-See objects closely, as in reading and microscopy.
-Master tasks involving use of fine motor skills.
-Differentiate between colors.
-Hear sounds, as in timers, alarms, telephone over the background of a clinical laboratory environment.
-Sit, stand, or remain on feet for 50 minutes consecutively, 8 hours per shift.

Is driving required to perform essential duties outlined in this position? (This does not include infrequent trips) The successful candidate would have to provide proof that s/he has a valid driver's license when offered employment.Does this position have financial responsibilities?NoDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoCredit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Consultation/Processing (preanalytical):
Judges the appropriateness of test orders or availability of testing. Recommends appropriate tests when applicable. Instructs patients in specimen collection. Performs blood collection using various techniques as needed. Accurately identifies patient/labels using 2 identifiers and processes specimens using standard precautions and assuring specimen integrity.

Percentage of time20 Duties/Responsibilities


Laboratory Testing (analytical):
Independently and accurately completes procedures as outlined in laboratory procedure manual, within standard turnaround times in assigned area and other areas, as needed. Provides technical leadership in designated area(s).
Operates various types of laboratory analyzers and equipment. Interprets patient test results correctly for age of patient population. Collaborates with other technologists when unusual clinical specimens or test results present. Verifies abnormal results as specified by test procedures when necessary. Identifies and investigates possible causes of abnormal or unusual test results. Demonstrates consistent work performance during stressful situations.
Prioritizes processes.

Percentage of time40 Duties/Responsibilities


Result Reporting (post-analytical):
Assumes responsibility for laboratory data and information through use of electronic systems and/or written and verbal reports. Notifies providers of critical values and documents such notification. Uses features and functions of laboratory information systems (LIS), the electronic health record (EHR) and interfaced systems with accuracy and efficiency. Troubleshoots information and interface system and corrects problems. Ensures that work logs and reports are accurate and timely.

Percentage of time25 Duties/Responsibilities


Performs and documents quality assurance activities that include quality control data, accurate proficiency testing, equipment maintenance and system troubleshooting using manuals and/or technical service assistance.

Percentage of time15Posting Specific Questions

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      Posted: 4/11/2019
      Application Due: 6/10/2019
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