Medical Technologist - Contingent
Saint Joseph Mercy Health System

Chelsea, Michigan

Posted in Medical and Nursing

Job Info

Employment Type:
Part time
Weekend Shift


St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea (SJMC) is a not-for-profit hospital established in 1970. Located in Chelsea, Michigan, SJMC is a member of Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. SJMC is nationally recognized for both quality of care and patient satisfaction by national ranking organization Press Ganey. SJMC is consistently ranked in the top five percent of hospitals in the country for inpatient satisfaction, employee engagement, and physician satisfaction. SJMC has been recognized for two consecutive years as one of the "Best Places to Work in Healthcare" by Modern Healthcare Magazine and the Studer Group.

SJMC attracts more than 300 physicians in most disciplines, with leading edge technology, including the largest and strongest MRI in Michigan. As a not-for-profit hospital, St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea reinvests its profits back into the community through programs to serve the poor and uninsured, manage chronic conditions like diabetes, health education and promotion initiatives, and outreach for the elderly.

General Summary:

Under general supervision, performs qualitative and quantitative laboratory tests on patient specimens, according to established standards and practices. Analyzes test results and prepares samples for testing. Is knowledgeable of the principles and clinical significance involved in test procedures and uses this expertise daily. Demonstrates unit/area-designated competencies.


Follows established procedures and policies to perform all tests, pertinent to the section to which assigned. Records and/or enters into laboratory computer results of tests performed and advises supervisor spurious, unusual or highly abnormal results before release of results for reporting. Reports results of tests ordered stat and highly abnormal or unexpected results in a timely manner and according to established policies and procedures. Compares test results with previous patient test results when indicated, calling attention of supervisor or pathologist to unusual fluctuations. Performs required quality control and equipment maintenance and calibrates and operates laboratory equipment used in performance of the tests pertinent to the section) to which assigned. Notifies appropriate personnel of problems such as unacceptable specimens, equipment malfunctions, and quality control aberrations, in accordance with department policy on procedure. Prepares standards, reagents, and other materials used in testing. Contacts nursing unit or client office personnel with regard to results and for clarification of requests and other routine problems which may arise. Assists in training of technologists, technicians, lab assistants, clerical staff and others. Assumes Tech- in- Charge duties, as assigned.


Required Education, Experience and Certification/Licensure

Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college, or university in Medical Technology, or equivalent work experience, or related science required. Medical Technologist (MT) - ASCP, or NCLS certification preferred. Must be eligible to complete a certification exam within first year of employment. Minimum of 1 year experience in a clinical laboratory preferred.

Employees of St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea enjoy...

  • Competitive compensation
  • Full benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, Life Insurance and Disability
  • Retirement savings plan with employer contribution
  • Opportunity for growth and advancement throughout SJMHS and Trinity Health
Visit to learn more about the benefits, culture and career development opportunities available to you at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System.

This document is intended to describe the generalized duties and responsibilities, the specialized job functions, and the essential requirements of this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive statement of all supplemental duties, responsibilities, or non-essential requirements or reflect any accommodations made under the American's with Disability Act, the Michigan Handicapper's Act, or SJMHS's Return to Work Program.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 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.

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

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