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Henry Ford Health System Medical Lab Technician (Pathology) - Full Time - Southfield/Rotating in Southfield, 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.


  • Performs select chemical, cytologic, hematologic, histologic, immunologic, microscopic, morphologic, microbiologic, and/or specimen preparation procedures on blood and/or other bodily fluids or specimens, according to defined protocols, involving manual techniques or the use of a variety of laboratory instruments, including information systems.

  • Applies knowledge, training and clinical experience to operate instruments and assess performance according to defined protocols and quality control checks. Prior to release of analytic data, recognizes and refers implausible results, equipment malfunctions, or special/unusual circumstances to laboratory technologist, leader, or supervisor.

  • Within established parameters, standardizes, calibrates, performs preventive maintenance, quality control, and limited troubleshooting on laboratory equipment, instruments, or information systems.

  • Complies with established departmental and institutional policies and procedures, including compliance, quality assessment and improvement, safety, environmental, and infection control. Maintains confidentiality of patient information.

  • Participates in various quality assessment and improvement and regulatory agency activities in the department, including proficiency testing, gathering data for quality assurance monitors, developing and adhering to safe work practices, participating in quality improvement committees, and successfully completes regular competency assessments.

  • According to established protocols, guidelines and policies, communicates with internal and external customers including nurses, physicians and other health care workers concerning lab results, procedures, technology, and related issues.

  • Assists in gathering data for the evaluation, correlation and introduction of new instruments or procedures. Assists with validation of information systems.

  • Demonstrates technical laboratory skills or systems to students, residents and new employees for select procedures. Attends and participates in department continuing education and in-service programs.

  • May perform phlebotomy or other related duties as assigned or requested.


  • 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.)

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

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

  • Vision: a. 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.

  • Colorvision: Ability to distinguish and identify different colors.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with others.


  • Must meet or exceed core customer service responsibilities, standards and behaviors as outlined in the HFHS’ Customer Service Policy and summarized below:

  • Communication

  • Ownership

  • Understanding

  • Motivation

  • Sensitivity

  • Excellence

  • Teamwork

  • Respect

  • Must practice the customer skills as provided through on-going training and in-services. Must possess the following personal qualities:

  • Be self-directed

  • Be flexible and committed to the team concept

  • Demonstrate teamwork, initiative and willingness to learn

  • Be open to new learning experiences

  • Accepts and respects diversity without judgment

  • Demonstrates customer service values


  • 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.


  • Eye and face protection, gown, lab coat, apron, mask, non-sterile medical gloves, and utility gloves as required


    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.


    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.