Medical Technologist I - Full time/ Nights - Infectious Disease Diagnostic Lab

Medical Technologist I - Full time/ Nights - Infectious Disease Diagnostic Lab

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia | Philadelphia, PA, 19107, US

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Medical Technologist I - Full time/ Nights - Infectious Disease Diagnostic Lab

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Location: LOC_MAIN-Main Hospital

Req ID: 229835

Shift: Nights

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time

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We strongly encourage all candidates of diverse backgrounds and lived experiences to apply.

Job Summary

The Infectious Disease Diagnostics Laboratory (IDDL) performs diagnostic testing for the detection of a wide range of human pathogens, including aerobic and anaerobic bacteria, yeasts and molds, enteric parasites and viruses. We utilize a variety of cutting- edge molecular techniques as well as traditional methods to provide high-quality, timely results to providers.

Job Responsibilities

* Accurately performs routine to moderately complex diagnostic tests or procedures as assigned and reports results through appropriate channels. Completes, evaluates and records all appropriate quality controls and quality assurance markers. Activates troubleshooting procedures when necessary. Trains others to perform this responsibility when assigned.
* Performs preventative/safety maintenance on equipment and maintains a safe, clean and efficient work environment. Takes initiative in problem solving equipment failures to the extent capable. Communicates unresolved issues to supervisor or designee. Complies with personal protective equipment (PPE) and other laboratory and hospital safety standards 100% of the time. Notifies supervisor of unsafe events. Responsibly controls and maintains inventory. Trains others to perform this responsibility when assigned.
* Provides professional, courteous and calm customer service to both internal and external customers. Identifies appropriate resources and sources for re-directed inquiries.
* Regularly reviews operational procedure manuals. Maintains individual annual technical competency assessments. Actively identifies and pursues learning needs. Actively participates in departmental and continuing education meetings. Successfully completes 12 units of approved continuing education activities during evaluation cycle.

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Bachelors of/in Medical Technology or other science related field.

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Licenses/certificates/registrations: M.T. (ASCP), (NCA), or related specialty certification.

Additional Technical Requirements

* Exhibits the ability to work with computer programs and computer controlled equipment.
* Exhibits the ability to handle and interpret data, multitask, and maintains confidential material.
* Exhibits good laboratory technique and safety practices.
* Exhibits good communication, technical and organizational skills.

To carry out its mission, CHOP is committed to supporting the health of our patients, families, workforce, and global community. As a condition of employment, professionals working onsite-at any CHOP location, for any portion of time-must be vaccinated for COVID-19. Learn more.

CHOP also requires employees who work in patient care buildings to receive an annual influenza vaccine. Employees may request exemptions for valid religious and medical reasons. Start dates may be delayed until candidates are immunized or exemption requests are reviewed.

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