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Medical Laboratory Technician

Company: University Of Wisconsinmadison
Location: Madison
Posted on: May 12, 2024

Job Description:

Job Summary:We are seeking a motivated team player to join our fast-paced, service-oriented Clinical Pathology Laboratory. This position provides technical support in the clinical hematology, chemistry, coagulation, urinalysis/parasitology, and accession receiving areas of the laboratory conducting a wide range of clinical laboratory tests used to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of patients ensuring 24/7 support for UW Veterinary Care.Join our dynamic team and play a crucial role in providing diagnostic support for the well-being of animals while contributing to the advancement of veterinary medicine.Responsibilities:Medical Laboratory Technician I (HS023)Medical Laboratory Technician II (HS095)Tasks:Prepares and processes various biological specimens, including blood, urine, feces, and tissue samples, for laboratory testing and solves problems related to collection and processing.Provides technical support in the hematology/cytology area of the laboratory; performs hematologic analyses, uses hematology instrumentation, prepares smears, and interprets blood cell morphology for a variety of animal species.Provides technical support in the chemistry, coagulation, urinalysis, and parasitology areas of the laboratory, uses chemistry and coagulation instrumentation.Records laboratory results and generates reports for veterinarians.Assists with routine maintenance of laboratory equipment; uses, calibrates, identifies malfunctions, and performs preventative maintenance according to QC task and maintenance schedules.Follows quality control procedures to ensure the reliability and precision of test results, adhering to established laboratory protocols and standards.Provides support in other areas of the laboratory as needed: accession specimens, process according to established procedures; package and submit specimens to referral laboratories, and enter returned results into LIS.Answers phones and assists in clerical tasks, and finding missing specimens or requests.Provides support for out-of-hour, on-call coverage as needed and other duties as assigned.Adhere to all relevant regulatory and safety standards, such as OSHA, CLIA, and CAP, to ensure a safe and compliant laboratory environment.Stays informed about emerging trends and best practices in veterinary clinical pathology through ongoing professional development and training.Other duties as assigned.Institutional Statement on Diversity:Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.Education:RequiredH.S. DiplomaQualifications:Preferred Associate degree in laboratory science, medical laboratory technology or related field. Knowledge of principles and procedures used in clinical hematology, chemistry, coagulation, urinalysis/parasitology, accession receiving, and laboratory safety; familiarity with a variety of modern clinical laboratory instrumentation and maintenance procedures; knowledge of quality control and quality assurance practices and procedures. The successful candidate will have strong computer skills and effective communication, organizational, interpersonal, and customer service skills and be able to work as an effective team member.License/Certification:PreferredMLT - Medical Lab Technician CertificationRequiredCertification (or eligible to obtain upon hire) by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) or equivalent organizationWork Schedule:Schedule is as follows: 9:00am - 6:00pm with a 1 hour unpaid lunch. Occasional on-call and weekend coverage as needed.Work Type:Full Time: 100%It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.Appointment Type, Duration:Ongoing/RenewableSalary:Minimum $23.00 HOURLYDepending on QualificationsSign-on Bonus of 3-5% of base pay (based on FTE) to be paid over the first year of employmentAdditional Information:Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.UW Veterinary Care offers competitive wages (including night and weekend differential, if applicable), outstanding employee benefits ( enrollment/benefits-for-employees-covered-by-the-wrs), ample paid time off (, and financial support for continuing education and pursuing specialty certification.The UW-Madison campus and the surrounding area have many enriching opportunities. Madison was named the most bike friendly city; the Dane County Farmer's Market is one of the largest in the nation. The UW-Madison campus and the surrounding area have many enriching opportunities. Madison was named the most bike friendly city; the Dane County Farmer's Market is one of the largest in the nation; Madison has the most restaurants per capita of any U.S. city; Madison consistently ranks as a top community in which to live, work, and play; and the University is nationally recognized for academics and athletics. Please see the following linkHow to Apply:To apply for this position, please click the 'Apply Now' button. You will be asked to submit a resume and cover letter that describes your qualifications as they relate to the position.Contact:Faye Hartmannfaye.hartmann@wisc.edu608-263-9928Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.Official Title:Medical Laboratory Tech I(HS023) or Medical Laboratory Tech II(HS095)Department(s):A87-SCHOOL OF VET MEDICINE/DIAG SRVS/DIAG-CL PTEmployment Class:University Staff-OngoingJob Number:295783-CPThe University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Jobble

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