WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

Toxicology Laboratory Technologist

Job Locations US-MI-Kalamazoo
Posted Date 3 months ago(3/11/2020 12:00 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Target Salary
20.25 - 23.60


Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is recruiting a Toxicology Laboratory Technologist. The ideal candidate will perform established laboratory procedures, maintain and operate instrumentation and evaluate, interpret and report test results while meeting quality assurance parameters. Provides information and related services as needed in assigned areas of the laboratory department.


  • Accurately performs moderate and high complexity laboratory analysis according to established laboratory protocols.
  • Performs routine and special clinical laboratory tests in assigned sections of the clinical laboratory, utilizing automated and non-automated equipment.
  • Performs general supervisory responsibilities, when qualified as defined by CLIA ’88, and as assigned by the Laboratory Director.
  • Assesses results with respect to controls, reviews results for accuracy, and communicates results of test performed to physicians and other authorized personnel.
  • Communicates problems or matters of a scientific, technical and/or administrative nature both within the department and interdepartmentally.
  • Analyzes and evaluates laboratory test results to determine inconsistent results and takes appropriate action.
  • Maintains accurate records of tests conducted, results, data and patients tested including calculation of results from supplied data, obtained data and statistics for quality assurance. Assists with accreditation readiness activities.
  • Maintains equipment in operational condition through making minor adjustments, performing scheduled maintenance, and troubleshooting major problems utilizing departmental resources and manufacturer’s telephone trouble lines.
  • Assists with orientation and provides instruction in basic theory, laboratory technique, instrumentation, and application of laboratory test procedures to medical residents, new scientists or technicians and students.
  • Performs related duties such as obtaining blood specimens, processing specimens, and clerical activities. Assists supervisor in development of technical procedures and protocols.
  • Maintains clean and efficient work area and replenishes supplies as necessary.
  • Prioritizes workload to maximize efficiency while meeting patient and physician needs.
  • Maintains competency by utilizing continuing education programs on new technical and theoretical procedures and keeps up to date on all policies and procedures.
  • Availability to work occasional overtime on weekends or evenings to complete time sensitive projects.
  • Acquires knowledge for new technology and policy/procedure revisions.
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences or Medical Technology required.
  • 2-4 years of toxicology experience preferred.
  • Categorical certification (e.g., in toxicology, microbiology, chemistry, hematology) preferred.
  • If not certified, must obtain certification within two years of hire.  
  • Nationally recognized certification or eligible (ASCP) as a MT(ASCP), MLS (ASCP), CLS (ASCP), FA/FD/FT (ABFT), D (ABAT), or TC (NRCC).
  • Must be certified within 24 months of hire, and recertify as required.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of disease processes as related to patient conditions and pertinent laboratory testing performed.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform simultaneous assays, calculations, interpret test results and generate accurate reports.
  • Basic knowledge of accuracy, precision, normal range and correlation with existing methods including evaluation of clinical specimens for suitability for testing and presence of interfering substances.
  • Possess a thorough understanding of the underlying scientific principles of laboratory testing.
  • Demonstrates the ability to recognize priorities in organization of work flow.

About Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine


As one of the newer US medical schools, WMed is an exciting environment to pursue an academic career. The medical school is a collaboration of Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo's two teaching hospitals, Ascension Borgess Health and Bronson Healthcare. The medical school is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation supported by private gifts, clinical revenues, research activities, tuition, and endowment income. WMed is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and also by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The inaugural medical student class graduated in 2018 after completing an innovative, patient-centered four-year curriculum that prepares them to be exceptional clinicians, leaders, educators, advocates, and researchers of tomorrow. There are more than 200 residents and fellows in ten residencies and three fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). WMed has Joint Accreditation for interprofessional continuing education, which incorporates accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The School of Medicine Clinics are housed in a modern 60,000 square foot clinical building on the Oakland Drive Campus and are accredited by The Joint Commission with recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. The 350,000 square foot educational building on the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus located in downtown Kalamazoo underwent a $78 million renovation and expansion project including two laboratory research floors and a state-of-the-art Simulation Center that is accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. The Innovation Center on the Parkview Campus is a life science, technology, and engineering incubator serving the earliest startups to maturing companies with laboratory, office and conference space, access to core scientific equipment and expertise, and a wide range of support services.


Kalamazoo is a wonderful and vibrant city, located midway between Chicago and Detroit. It is a short distance from Lake Michigan, and home to two nationally ranked institutions of higher learning, Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College. Kalamazoo is known for its community focus and emphasis on access to quality education at all levels. The Kalamazoo Promise is a nationally renowned program in which graduates of Kalamazoo Public Schools receive free tuition to attend public and private colleges in Michigan. Kalamazoo and Michigan provide extensive entertainment and recreational activities, including opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, unique restaurants and shops, and a strong culture supporting the arts.


Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer of females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans, and actively strives to increase diversity within its community. We provide a drug- and tobacco-free workplace.


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