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Mercy Medical Center Clinton Lab Tech I - Specimen Processing -Nights in Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Hospital Campus - Ann Arbor, Michigan

Employment Type:

Full time


Evening Shift


The shift for this position is 2 PM to 10:30 PM

This is a state-of-the-art laboratory, operating twenty-four hours per day, where you will be able to utilize your training, experience and skills to learn and grow. The AP Lab performs over 75,000 cases per year. There are on-site ICH and Molecular labs and a significant opportunity for professional development. The lab is accredited by CAP, JCAHO; certified by CLIA and registered with the FDA.


Primary responsibilities include performing all necessary procedures pertaining to accessioning and technical preparation of all pathology and cytology specimens. This individual must function with a high degree of technical expertise regarding handling of specimens to insure accuracy of diagnoses made from specimens submitted for evaluation. Effectively and efficiently prioritizes workflow within the department. Uses the laboratory computer system and equipment.


High School Diploma. Two years of college course work completed (40-60 credit hours) with emphasis in a science curriculum or equivalent with 12 hours Science credits preferred. Associates of Science, Applied Science (or similar) preferred. One year experience working in Cytology Preparation and/ or Histology Processing preferred, with knowledge of medical terminology.


Picks up pathology specimens from various locations throughout the hospital and campus such as surgery, endoscopy, etc. Full registration for outreach specimens with orders for Surg Path, Cytology and Molecular pathology procedures. Includes insurance entry and verification. Responsible for proper handling, accessioning, and billing of all pathology specimens through entering data into the LIS computer application. Prints labels and work lists. Answers telephone and assists coworkers, patients, staff and pathologists as needed Demonstrates proficiency and understanding of Pathology and Cytology preparations and procedures including NONGYN's and Liquid Based PAP's, using established quality control standards to ensure patient safety. Stains and coverslips all NON-GYN, GYN, and other pathology slides utilizing proper techniques. Proper use of required laboratory equipment and performs necessary quality control and maintenance of assigned lab equipment and records. Assists with basic or designated Histology procedures. Cleans and stocks all work areas. Distributes slides and paperwork to cytotechnologists or pathologists as needed. Monitors inventory for Pathology areas. Follows policy and procedures for storage length and proper disposal of blocks, slides, surgical specimens, requisitions, and reports. Effectively and efficiently prioritizes workflow within the department. Performs other duties as assigned. Maintains good rapport and cooperative relationships. Approaches conflict in a constructive manner. Helps to identify problems, offer solutions, and participate in their resolution. Maintains the confidentiality of information acquired pertaining to patient, physicians, associates, and visitors to St. Joseph Mercy Health System. Discusses patient and hospital information only among appropriate personnel in appropriately private places. Behaves in accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values of SJMHS. Assumes responsibility for performance of job duties in the safest possible manner, to assure personal safety and that of coworkers, and to report all preventable hazards and unsafe practices immediately to management.

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities, and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.

Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $17.6 billion and assets of $24.7 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians.

Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity Health is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services — ranked by number of visits — in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs. For more information, visit www.trinity-health.org at http://www.trinity-health.org/ . You can also follow @TrinityHealthMI on Twitter.