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UPMC Lead Medical Technologist/Lead Medical Lab Technician in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


UPMC Presbyterian is hiring a full-time Lead Medical Technologist or Lead Medical Lab Technician to help lead the Automated Testing Lab team! This will be a daylight shift position (7:00 am to 3:30 pm), with rotating weekend and holiday coverage.

The Automated Testing Lab is a modern, state-of-the-art facility where you will have the opportunity to make an impact on life-changing medicine. This lab offers a positive work environment with natural light, a diverse team that works closely together, and opportunities for growth and recognition!

Applicants will be placed into the appropriate job title and salary based on their individual experience and education. The Lead Medical Laboratory Technician's salary starts at $23.00 per hour.


We don't just take care of our patients - we take care of our team too. In addition to our competitive benefits package, you can expect:

  • A career ladder that provides growth opportunities for lab associates to enjoy more professional challenges, promotional opportunities, and career enhancement.

  • An AWARD-WINNING workplace with endless opportunities:

  • UPMC was ranked #1 for "Best Places to Work for Women & Diverse Managers" by Diversity MBA Magazine‚Äôs: 50 Out Front Companies for two years in a row.

  • UPMC Children's was ranked #9 nationally as "Best Children's Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report.



  • Assumes supervisory duties and performs "in charge" duties as needed.

  • Evaluates problems in the absence of the Supervisor and solves those that are possible.

  • Communicates problems with the Laboratory Supervisor, Manager or Director as appropriate.


  • Assists supervisory personnel in the observation and documentation of laboratory staff competency.

  • Completes all assigned duties within the required time frame.


  • All duties of a Medical Technologist.

  • Ensures that instrument maintenance and/or function checks are performed and documented accurately, according to procedure.

  • Troubleshoots instrument malfunctions and informs the Laboratory Supervisor, Manager or Director of problems

  • Reviews QC logs. Documents and brings to the attention of the Laboratory Supervisor, Manager or Director any errors, omissions or discrepancies in QC.

  • Compiles QA data and prepares reports as directed by the Laboratory Supervisor, Manager or Director.

  • Monitors proficiency testing activity and assists the Director with evaluation of results and documentation of responses to deficiencies.

  • Assists the Laboratory Supervisor or Manager with staff scheduling as directed.


  • Maintains confidentiality regarding patient, hospital and laboratory business.

  • Interacts professionally with other departments.

  • Represents the Laboratory on Hospital committees as needed.

  • Adheres to abnormal and/or critical results reporting policy and turn-around-time policy.

  • Participates in and monitors quality assurance indicators.

  • Adheres to personal appearance standards and displays hospital ID badge.

  • Telephone / Internet privileges are followed according to policy.

  • Complies with attendance and tardiness policy.

  • Helps to monitor subordinate attendance and tardiness.

  • Adheres to the compliance policy and serves as a resource for subordinate questions.

  • Adheres to all safety policies as outlined in the Laboratory Safety Manual.


  • Demonstrates awareness of appropriate inventory levels in all relevant sections of the laboratory.

  • Takes action to prevent supply shortages or overages.

  • Performs purchasing of supplies in the absence of the Laboratory Supervisor or Manager as directed.


  • New procedures are mastered within established time frames.

  • Demonstrates awareness of changes in procedures and protocols.

  • Performs orientation and training assignments in an organized, thorough manner.

  • Serves as a resource to other employees by sharing knowledge of procedures or testing outcomes when consulted.

  • Develops, performs and/or evaluates special projects.

  • Performs test evaluations and validations of new procedures and/or reagent systems.

  • Formulates, authors and/or revises procedures according to CLSI guidelines.

  • Prepares and delivers student lectures and bench instruction where relevant


Lead Medical Technologist:

  • Three years of experience as a Medical Technologist is required, including two year's experience in the host laboratory preferred.

Lead Medical Laboratory Technician:

  • Three years experience with certification as a Medical Laboratory Technician or Four years experience without certification is required, including two year's experience in the host laboratory preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • ASCP or equivalent certification in medical technology (MT) or categorical certification is preferred.

  • Act 34

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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