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Medical Technologist - Infectious Disease Lab - Full Time Days

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104 Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104 Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Location: LOC_MAIN-Main Hospital 

Req ID: 156256

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 

About Us

We’re seeking breakthrough makers! Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia was built on the belief that we can change lives. Today, in every role throughout our hospital, research institute and care network, the 22,000 members of our workforce are finding new ways – big and small – to make a difference for the patients and families we serve.

If you are ready to challenge yourself, be inspired and grow – no matter what your role – you just may be the kind of breakthrough maker who will thrive at CHOP.

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, it is of critical importance for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to keep our patients, families and workforce safe and healthy and to support the health of our global community. In keeping with this, CHOP has mandated all workforce members on site at any CHOP location for any portion of their time be vaccinated for COVID-19. This mandate also applies to workforce members performing work for CHOP at non-CHOP locations. The CHOP COVID-19 vaccine mandate is in alignment with applicable local, state and federal mandates.

CHOP also requires all workforce members who work in patient care buildings or who provide patient care to receive an annual influenza vaccine. Employees may request exemption consideration for CHOP vaccine requirements for valid religious and medical reasons.

Please note start dates may be delayed until candidates are fully immunized or valid exemption requests are reviewed. In addition, candidates other than those in positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, must attest to not using tobacco products.

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