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Medical Lab Technician (Microbiology)

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Join our lab at the #1 hospital in Wisconsin and play an essential role in the quality and safety of patient care by providing accurate diagnostic and treatment information.

We are seeking a Medical Lab Technician to:

  • Perform and verify patient testing, proficiency testing and QC.  Troubleshoot when necessary.
  • Demonstrate decision-making skills, ability to work independently, and the ability to take on teaching/training responsibilities as needed.
  • Perform phlebotomy, process specimens for testing/transport, provide patient instructions and answer provider questions as needed.


Minimum - Associate degree in laboratory science or medical laboratory technology OR Education and training equivalent to an associate degree to include: Education: 60 semester hours including either 24 semester hours of medical laboratory technology courses or 24 semester hours of science courses

Preferred - Associate degree in Medical Laboratory Technology. Bachelor’s degree in medical technology, clinical laboratory science, or chemical, physical, or biological science

Work Experience:

Preferred - One (1) year experience as Medical Laboratory Technician or relevant laboratory experience

Licenses and Certifications:

Preferred – Certification Medical Laboratory Technician by the board of American Society of Clinical Pathologists or similar agency.

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Ability to demonstrate the following skills:
  • organizational
  • written and verbal communication
  • attention to details
  • analytical
  • problem-solving
  • computer and information systems
  • Knowledge of quality control and quality assurance principles.
  • Ability to demonstrate competence and work independently in all essential laboratory procedures at a level sufficient to perform satisfactorily without supervision
  • Demonstrate the ability to work under stress in a variety of situations.
  • Ability to demonstrate good patient relations, as demonstrated by positive patient interactions, professional attitude, and appearance.

Physical Requirements:

Light: Ability to lift up to 20 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 pounds. 

Work Schedule:

This full time, 40 hours per week, position will have shifts scheduled Monday - Friday between the hours of 7:00 am - 3:30 pm.  There will be rotating weekends and holidays requirements. Hours may vary based on the needs of the department. 

UW Health Clinics - our physicians and staff are dedicated to providing an exceptional patient and family experience by delivering the highest quality of care in a compassionate environment. With more than 80 primary and specialty care clinics located throughout Dane County and the surrounding areas, we are proud to have the opportunity to impact the communities we serve.

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UW Health values and embraces diversity and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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