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Medical Laboratory Technician Athens

University of Georgia

University of Georgia Athens GA Georgia

1 week ago

Position Information

Classification Title Laboratory Professional AD FLSA Exempt FTE 1.00 Minimum 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

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? No Is this a Position of Trust? Yes Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? Yes Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) Yes Credit 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 time 40 Duties/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 time 25 Duties/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 time 20 Duties/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 time 15

Contact Information

Recruitment Contact

Contact Details

For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below.

Recruitment Contact Name Lori Tinnell Recruitment Contact Email [email protected] Recruitment Contact Phone

Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

Optional Documents
• Resume/CV
• Cover Letter

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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
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