Toxicology Medical Laboratory Technologist

Laboratory Name: 
Western Michigan University
City: 
Kalamazoo
State: 
Michigan
Job Description: 

Toxicology Medical Laboratory Technologist
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

Overview:
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is recruiting for a Medical Laboratory Technologist. The ideal candidate will perform established laboratory procedures, maintain and operate instrumentation and evaluate, interpret and report test results while meeting quality assurance parameters. Provides information and related services as needed in assigned areas of the laboratory department.

Responsibilities:

  • Accurately performs moderate and high complexity laboratory analysis according to established laboratory protocols.
  • Performs routine and special clinical laboratory tests in assigned sections of the clinical laboratory, utilizing automated and non-automated equipment.
  • Performs general supervisory responsibilities, when qualified as defined by CLIA '88, and as assigned by the Laboratory Director.
  • Assesses results with respect to controls, reviews results for accuracy, and communicates results of test performed to physicians and other authorized personnel.
  • Communicates problems or matters of a scientific, technical and/or administrative nature both within the department and interdepartmentally.
  • Analyzes and evaluates laboratory test results to determine inconsistent results and takes appropriate action.
  • Maintains accurate records of tests conducted, results, data and patients tested including calculation of results from supplied data, obtained data and statistics for quality assurance. Assists with accreditation readiness activities.
  • Maintains equipment in operational condition through making minor adjustments, performing scheduled maintenance, and troubleshooting major problems utilizing departmental resources and manufacturer's telephone trouble lines.
  • Assists with orientation and provides instruction in basic theory, laboratory technique, instrumentation, and application of laboratory test procedures to medical residents, new scientists or technicians and students.
  • Performs related duties such as obtaining blood specimens, processing specimens, and clerical activities. Assists supervisor in development of technical procedures and protocols.
  • Maintains clean and efficient work area and replenishes supplies as necessary.
  • Prioritizes workload to maximize efficiency while meeting patient and physician needs.
  • Maintains competency by utilizing continuing education programs on new technical and theoretical procedures and keeps up to date on all policies and procedures.
  • Availability to work occasional overtime on weekends or evenings to complete time sensitive projects.
  • Acquires knowledge for new technology and policy/procedure revisions.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences or Medical Technology required.
  • 2-4 years of toxicology experience preferred.
  • Categorical certification (e.g., in toxicology, microbiology, chemistry, hematology) preferred.
  • If not certified, must obtain certification within one year of hire.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS, CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Nationally recognized certification or eligible (ASCP) as a MT(ASCP), MLS (ASCP) or CLS (ASCP)
  • Must be certified within 12 months of hire, and recertify as required

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of disease processes as related to patient conditions and pertinent laboratory testing performed.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform simultaneous assays, calculations, interpret test results and generate accurate reports.
  • Basic knowledge of accuracy, precision, normal range and correlation with existing methods including evaluation of clinical specimens for suitability for testing and presence of interfering substances.
  • Possess a thorough understanding of the underlying scientific principles of laboratory testing.
  • Demonstrates the ability to recognize priorities in organization of workflow.
  • Able to perform duties independently, with a minimal need for direct supervision.

About Western Michigan University School of Medicine (WMed)
As one of the newer US medical schools, WMed is an exciting environment in which to pursue an academic career. The medical school is a collaboration of Western Michigan University, which ranks among the 50 largest colleges and universities and among the top 100 national public doctoral universities in the US, with Kalamazoo's two teaching hospitals, Borgess Health and Bronson Healthcare. To house the medical school, the 350,000 square foot primary educational building on the W.E. Upjohn MD Campus located in downtown Kalamazoo underwent a $68 million renovation and expansion project. An additional $10 million renovation created space devoted to laboratory research. The medical school operates its own clinics, housed in a separate 60,000 square foot clinical building on the nearby Oakland Drive Campus. In 2016 the Innovation Center, a biotech incubator on the Parkview Campus, became part of the medical school. WMed is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation supported by private gifts, clinical revenues, research activities, tuition, and endowment income. The medical school was granted preliminary accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education in 2012, and welcomed its inaugural class in August 2014. WMed is also accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) for continuing medical education.

About Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo is a wonderful and vibrant city, located midway between Chicago and Detroit. It is a short distance from Lake Michigan, and home to two nationally ranked institutions of higher learning, Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College. Kalamazoo is known for its community focus and emphasis on access to quality education at all levels. The Kalamazoo Promise is a nationally renowned program in which graduates of Kalamazoo Public Schools receive free tuition to attend public and private colleges in Michigan. At the other end of the educational continuum, the Kalamazoo Ready 4s program ensures that every 4 year old in Kalamazoo County has the opportunity to attend a high-quality pre-kindergarten program, regardless of ability to pay. Kalamazoo and Michigan provide extensive entertainment and recreational activities, including opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, unique restaurants and shops, and a strong culture supporting the arts.
Interested and qualified applicants should apply online at our main website: med.wmich.edu

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer of females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans, and actively strives to increase diversity within its community. WMed provides a drug- and tobacco-free workplace.

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