UT Health Medical Technologist II - Pathology & Laboratory Medicine (TMC) Casual/PRN in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Medical Technologist II - Pathology & Laboratory Medicine (TMC) Casual/PRN

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Allied Health

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 1800023U

Position Summary:

Provides advanced technical skills in performing and analyzing various clinical laboratory tests and procedures used in the diagnosis and treatment of patients.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Performs requested tests on patients enabling physicians to clinically evaluate patients. Reports test results to physicians and nurses from several hospitals on a daily basis.

  2. Conducts hematology, chemistry, serology, and microbiology tests on patient specimens. Factor assays and screening tests performed includes Factor VII, Factor VIII, Protein-C, Von-Willebrand’s Factor, Fibrinogen, Anti-thrombin III, Prothrombin time, mixing studies, and APPT. Other tests include TDX Serum and HPLC Whole Blood Cyclosporine. Performs antigen quantitation by electrophoresis, gas chromatography procedures and inhibitors in the laboratories.

  3. Recommends and implements new and revised testing procedures to provide accurate and informative test results.

  4. Performs quality control checks on all tests and equipment to guarantee accurate test results. The quality control and assay results are plotted and entered into a computer program. Labels assays, maintains equipment, and checks calibration of pipettes uses. Calibrates tubing on Coag-a-mates.

  5. Maintains inventory of all necessary supplies and reagents.

  6. Reviews products, reagents, and new market kits. Tests procedures in journals for accuracy and reproducibility. Develops new tests, improves old test procedures, plots data, and logs test results in the area of research.

  7. Responds to emergency situations.

  8. Performs other duties as assigned.

Certification/Skills:

  • American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) certification or equivalent.

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology or Chemistry or graduation from an approved school of medical technology.

Minimum Experience:

  • One (1) year of experience as a Medical Technologist.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

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