The University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Medicine is seeking a Medical Technologist for the Department of Radiation Oncology. Under general supervision, this position performs preclinical laboratory diagnostic research tests for hematology, clinical chemistry, hemostasis function, and clotting on veterinary research samples to aid in the development of medical countermeasures to treat acute radiation sickness. This position analyzes, interprets and ensures accuracy of test results.
The Medical Technologist will work in the Division of Translational Radiation Sciences (DTRS). DTRS was created to foster collaboration among the many disciplines of Radiation Oncology such as photon therapy, proton therapy, medical physics, research physics and radiobiology. The mission of DTRS is to accelerate the discovery and clinical implementation of new therapeutic strategies to improve tumor response in clinical therapy, maximize technology to facilitate patient care outcomes, minimize post-therapy complications, and mitigate/treat the life-threatening health effects of a radioactive or nuclear agent.
This is a contractual position and offers a generous benefits package that includes 10 vacation days, 11 personal and holidays, 5 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and supplemental retirement options; and limited tuition remission for employees enrolled at UMB.
1. Operates complex automated analysis equipment to monitor hematology, clinical chemistry, and hemostasis function; certifies and corrects malfunctions of equipment and instrumentation, and performs regular maintenance in accordance with established procedures.
2. Determines suitability of test samples, records test data, makes statistical calculations, prepares test reports, and answers routine questions with area of competence for medical personnel and others.
3. Compares laboratory results with normal values and investigates atypical results to determine cause.
4. Ensures proper preparation and replacement of chemicals and reagents, evaluates new diagnostic kits and procedures, participates in assuring quality control and performs efficiency testing.
5. Assists in research, development and implementation of laboratory testing procedures.
6. Records, calculates and plots known control values on technical instruments to ensure their reliability and accuracy in reporting results. Regularly cleans, performs routine maintenance and calibrates instruments and equipment.
Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
Education: Successful completion of a medical technology program accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA).
Experience: One year as a medical technologist.
Other: Certification by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).
Comprehensive knowledge of applicable safety, quality control, and specimen handling guidelines and procedures. Skill in using applicable laboratory equipment such as centrifuges, meters, microscopes, incubators, pipettes, autoclaves, and sterilizers. Ability to work quickly and accurately when under strict deadlines; to wear and work in personal protective equipment.
Other: Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
Conditions of Employment
Candidates selected for employment may be subject to medical inquiries and/or medical examinations to determine ability to perform the job. Employees in this job class must maintain valid certification with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. Employees in this job class may be subject to pre-employment and random drug testing.
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-7171, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Job: Non-Exempt Staff - E2006D
Employee ClassEmployee Class : Exempt Contingent IIExempt Regular
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