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Microbiology Technologist/Technician, Cherry Hill (Per Diem - Evenings)

Thomas Jefferson University & Jefferson Health Cherry Hill, NJ (Onsite) Full-Time

Job Summary

The Medical Technologist/Medical Laboratory Technician (MT/MLT) performs and monitors various medical laboratory analyses of patient specimens to provide accurate test results for confirming clinical diagnoses and treatment therapies. The MT/MLT complies with regulatory requirements by following established procedures and protocols in order to maintain a safe laboratory environment and meet accreditation standards. The MT/MLT works effectively as a team member within the department and with other departments to provide quality service through communication, cooperation, and collaboration.

Essential Functions
  • Interacts with co-workers, visitors, and other staff consistent with the values of Jefferson.
  • Properly processes specimens following established protocols for proper patient identification and labelling. Specimen collection via phlebotomy and venipuncture may be required at specific hospital locations as needed.
  • Determines acceptability of specimens by performing visual inspections, including acceptable QC recognition of abnormal/unusual results. Documents unacceptable specimens according to appropriate policy. Communicates specimen requirements to appropriate personnel. Reports, documents, and communicates to appropriate personnel critical values per hospital policy.
  • Completes reports and maintains records and documentation of test results by entering and verifying data into the Laboratory Information System (LIS).
  • Operates analytical equipment for medical laboratory tests. Monitors, cleans, calibrates and maintains devices and instruments according to manufacturer specifications and relevant standards. Troubleshoots malfunctions and initiates corrective action. Keeps accurate records of all equipment checks and maintenance actions performed.
  • Adheres to established quality control policies and procedures to ensure the accuracy and validity of laboratory results. Recognizes factors that affect measurements and takes appropriate action according to protocol. Follows QC protocols for all testing before releasing results. Documents quality control results in compliance with regulatory agencies. Participates in Proficiency testing program.
  • Maintains clinical competency by annually fulfilling regulatory requirements. Participates in hospital/laboratory in-services for educational purposes as well as to comply with accrediting agency regulations.
  • Other laboratory technician duties as assigned by the lead, supervisor or manager, including: the provision of technical education and training to other technicians and students if requested in order to meet the criteria established by the student's institution.
  • Performs specimen collection via phlebotomy and venipuncture at specific hospital locations as needed.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Associate's Degree required in related field of Science, preferably from an accredited school of Medical Laboratory Technology.

  • Experience:
  • Prior training in a laboratory setting (student training accepted).

Minimum Certifications, Registration or License Requirements: ASCP or equivalent certification preferred.

Conditions of Employment

Covid Vaccination is a requirement for employment at Jefferson for employees working at Jefferson's clinical entities or at the University. If you are not currently vaccinated you will be required to receive the vaccination prior to hire date if you are offered employment, unless you request and receive an approved medical or religious exemption from Jefferson.

Closing Statement

Jefferson includes Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, a dynamic university and health system with broad reach across the Delaware Valley. Jefferson is the second largest employer in Philadelphia and the largest health system in Philadelphia based on total licensed beds.

Through the merger of Thomas Jefferson University and Philadelphia University in 2017, our University includes ten colleges and four schools. We are an NCAA Division II university and an R2 national doctoral university offering undergraduate and graduate-level programs that provide students with a forward-thinking education in architecture, business, design, engineering, fashion and textiles, health, medicine and social science.

Jefferson Health, the clinical arm of Thomas Jefferson University, has grown from a three-hospital academic health center in 2015, to an 18-hospital health system through mergers and combinations that include hospitals at Abington Health, Aria Health, Kennedy Health, Magee Rehabilitation and Einstein Healthcare Network. We have over 50 outpatient and urgent care centers; ten Magnet®-designated hospitals (recognized by the ANCC for nursing excellence); the NCI-designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (one of only 70 in the country and one of only two in the region); and one of the largest faculty-based telehealth networks in the country. In 2021, Jefferson Health became the sole owner of HealthPartners Plan, a not-for-profit health maintenance organization in Southeastern Pennsylvania. We are the first health system regionally to create an aligned payer-provider partnership.

Jefferson's mission, vision and values create an organization that attracts the best and the brightest students, faculty, staff, and healthcare professionals, as well as the most visionary leaders to drive exceptional results.
  • OUR MISSION: We improve lives.
  • OUR VISION: Reimagining health, education and discovery to create unparalleled value
  • OUR VALUES: Put People First, Be Bold & Think Differently and Do the Right Thing

As an employer, Jefferson maintains a commitment to provide equal access to employment. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.

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