Medical Laboratory Technician

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Posting NumberS05211PWorking TitleMedical Laboratory TechnicianDepartmentUHC 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 thru Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Advertised Salary$54,080Posting Date09/14/2020Open until filledNoClosing Date09/20/2020Proposed Starting Date10/01/2020Special 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. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Classification TitleLaboratory Professional ADFLSAExemptJob FamilyFTE1.00Minimum 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 Qualifications

UGA Minimum: Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate.
UHC Minimum: Satisfy the academic requirements of the State of Georgia Laboratory Licensure Law, chapter 111-8-10-.06. Minimum two years of pertinent clinical laboratory experience in clinical medical technology with applicable certification.
UHC Preferred:
Experience as a generalist in a clinical laboratory
Computer skills to include: Windows, Microsoft office, electronic medical record (EMR) and laboratory information systems (LIS), interfaced equipment and reference laboratory reporting
Some experience with insurance relationship to laboratory testing
Skilled in phlebotomy

Position Summary

The Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) performs waived, moderate and high complexity diagnostic clinical laboratory tests as indicated by training and competency. The MLT provides accurate and timely results and reports which influence critical decisions made by clinicians. The MLT assists clinicians in appropriate utilization of laboratory services and interpretation of results. The Medical Laboratory Technician is trained and functions under the direct supervision of a Medical Technologist as designated by the Lab Director.

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 measured by: 1) direct observations of routine patient test performance 2) monitoring the recording and reporting of test results, 3) review of intermediate test results or worksheets, quality control records, proficiency testing results, and preventive maintenance records 4) direct observation of performance of instrument maintenance and function checks 5) assessment of test performance through testing previously analyzed specimens, internal blind testing samples or external proficiency testing samples and 6) evaluation of problem-solving skills.

Physical Demands

See objects closely, as in reading and microscopy.
Master tasks involving use of fine motor skills.
Discriminate color.
Hear sounds, as in timers, alarms, telephone over the background of a clinical laboratory environment. Give and receive verbal commands.
Push, pull or lift objects with minimum effort continuously, moderate effort frequently, and maximum effort occasionally.
Sit, stand, or remain on feet for 50 minutes consecutively, 8 hours per shift.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?NoIs this a Position of Trust?YesDoes this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?NoDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?YesDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)YesCredit 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.



Laboratory Testing (analytical): 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 time40Duties/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 time25Duties/Responsibilities

Consultation/Processing (pre-analytical):
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 time20Duties/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: 9/15/2020
      Application Due: 9/22/2020
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