Understand and perform procedures for appropriate processing of microbiologic specimens.
Answer phone calls: retrieve voice mail messages, give accurate and appropriate information concerning specimen requirements and transport, answer questions, direct complex issues to the appropriate technologist or administrator, take messages and document staff call ins.
Clarify orders with Clinician/Nurse/Clinic medical staff when necessary.
Follow all laboratory safety procedures for the handling and disposal of biological specimens and biohazardous waste.
Receive and plate specimens in Soft Lab – MIC LIS; checking specimen for mislabel, acceptable source and transport type. Accurately label appropriate media for specimen set ups. Set up specimens using sterile technique in Biological safety cabinet and incubate plates according to laboratory procedure. Process specimens using the Kiestra Total Laboratory Automation Line.
Perform maintenance and supply necessary stock to the Kiestra Total Laboratory Automation Line.
Perform rapid antigen tests per laboratory procedures. Perform and record quality control.
Stock media, store specimens, clean and disinfect work areas as needed and at least once per shift.
In order to be considered for this position the applicant must have met or will have met all the required qualifications prior to the start date of employment.
A Laboratory technician in Microbiology must have a High School Diploma or equivalent.
Continuing education would be required yearly as well as completion of mandatory UMHS MLearning requirements.
Compliance with UMHS attendance policies and best practice protocols are important.
Confidential information must be protected, safety standards upheld, and working for our patients’ best interest is essential.
This full time, 40 hour position will be on days and will include every other weekend and rotating holidays.
This role will function as a generalist and will rotate to other laboratory sections as workflow needs dictate. Training will be in Microbiology to begin and may involve other laboratories if/when laboratory needs dictate.
Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.
Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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