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Henry Ford Health System Medical Lab Technician - Microbiology - Full Time/Days - Jackson, MI in Jackson, Michigan

Under direct supervision by laboratory technologist, leader and/or supervisor, and according to defined protocols, performs select procedures on blood and/or other body fluids or specimens, involving manual techniques or the use of laboratory instruments and information systems. May perform phlebotomy as needed.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

Completion of an Associate Degree Program in Medical Laboratory Technology or Laboratory Science required. (Note: Certain employees hired prior to 2005 do not fully meet these minimum requirements, but their qualifications have been grandfathered as acceptable.)

Ability to communicate effectively with others.

Demonstrated technical proficiency and theoretical knowledge sufficient to perform laboratory functions.

CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSURES REQUIRED:

Certification from a recognized national certifying agency (ASCP or NCA) required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS:

Regularly exposed to infection from disease-bearing specimens, organs, and tissues.

Regular exposure to electrical equipment, chemicals, odors, changing temperatures, and frequent interruptions.

May handle absentee replacement on short notice.

May require prolonged standing walking, and the ability to lift/carry up to 25 pounds.

VISION: Near ACUITY: Ability to see clearly at 20 inches or less. DEPTH PERCEPTION: Ability to judge distance and space relationships.

ACCOMMODATION: Ability to adjust vision to bring objects into focus.

COLOR VISION: Ability to distinguish and identify different colors. REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: Eye and face protection, gown, lab coat, apron, mask, non-sterile medical gloves, and utility gloves as required by task or duties.

Overview Under the leadership of President and CEO Wright L. Lassiter, III, Henry Ford Health System is a $6 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and 250+ sites including medical centers, walk-in and urgent care clinics, pharmacy, eye care facilities and other healthcare retail. Established in 1915 by auto industry pioneer Henry Ford, the health system now has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry Ford Medical Group, one of the nation’s oldest physician groups. An additional 2,200 physicians are also affiliated with the health system through the Henry Ford Physician Network. Henry Ford is also one of the region’s major academic medical centers, receiving between $90-$100 million in annual research funding and remaining Michigan’s fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an active participant in medical education and training, the health system has trained nearly 40% of physicians currently practicing in the state and also provides education and training for other health professionals including nurses, pharmacists, radiology and respiratory technicians. visitHenryFord.com. Benefits Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice. Henry Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice Rewards. My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves. There are dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life. As an employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness, and a whole host of other benefits and services. Employee's classified as contingent status are not eligible for benefits. Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height, weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.
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