Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Lab Technician - Clinical Laboratory
St. John's established in 1870, has three New York City campuses; a graduate center in Hauppauge, NY; international locations in Rome, Italy; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University's outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John's University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of programs offered online. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations.
A dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our mission. As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John's is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community. We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution. As noted in our Vision Statement, our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world.
Lab Technician- Clinical Laboratory
St. John's is a Catholic and Vincentian university that prepares students for personal and professional success in today's global society. In response to the vibrant research community and the needs of the community ST. John's University is opening a Clinical Venture Laboratory. This collaborative venture brings industries partners together with the Universities top research professionals, translating research into novel clinical testing. In response to COVID-19 the SJU Clinical Lab will initially deploy a number of SARS-CoV-2 tests.
Reporting to the Clinical Laboratory Lab Director, performs clinical testing in laboratory areas where he/she is fully trained and in compliance with Federal, NYSDOH, CAP and TJC standards.
Complies with all laboratory procedures and obtains or receives laboratory specimens which include saliva, blood, urine and body fluids; performs clinical laboratory tests, and obtains data for use in diagnosis and treatment of diseases.
Understands the principles of and competently performs a variety of techniques in both manual and automated testing; follows SJU laboratory established policy and procedure guidelines.
Works independently, organizing work to meet established deadlines; records and files all data obtained.
Ascertains that specimens are acceptable and suitable for culture and susceptibility testing.
Ensures that blood specimens received for enzyme immunoassay (EIA) and molecular testing are properly handled and are suitable for testing.
Inoculates and streaks specimens received for culture in selective agar plates.
Prepares, stains, and reads smears for bacterial and fungal observation.
Loads and unloads blood culture bottles from analyzer.
Processes positive blood culture bottles.
Performs culture and susceptibility testing.
Performs rapid testing, latex testing and EIA testing.
Performs proficiency testing in the same manner as patient samples.
Follows St. John's University safety protocol at all times.
Demonstrates ability to follow standard and complex scientific laboratory methods and procedures.
Participates in non-routine testing procedures in association with specialized research program(s); makes suggestions to minor modifications to procedures, techniques, and tests as appropriate and required.
Enters clinical results from analyses of diagnostic tests and other data in the computer.
Reports critical value results promptly and documents them immediately as per KCHC laboratory established guidelines.
Calibrations and Quality Controls I Quality Assurance
Analyzes all quality control materials and reviews data.
Complies with all quality control rules as per SJU laboratory established guidelines.
Takes corrective action when necessary. Documents activities as necessary.
Enters and retrieves patient data accurately utilizing the laboratory computer system.
Performs preventive maintenance.
Documents activities as required.
Performs troubleshooting techniques for major instruments when applicable. Corrects problems or notifies the supervisor immediately.
Documents all corrective action taken.
Attends, participates, and evaluates continuing and in-service education programs. Is aware of, contributes to, and observes laboratory safety at all times.
Maintains strict patient confidentiality (HIPAA) at all times.
Participates in the development, evaluation, and implementation of new methods and equipment if requested.
Demonstrates knowledge of clinical laboratory terminology.
Demonstrates knowledge in area of specialty.
Prepares packages for shipment within the guidelines of KCHC laboratory established policy and procedure.
Completes all required documentation and reporting in accordance with departmental and other regulatory schedules.
Under supervision, assists with other assay development as needed or assigned and participates in planning and carrying out other testing.
Includes the safe use and handling of toxic, infectious, fumes, electrical and other biohazardous substances.
Valid license as a clinical laboratory technologist issued by the NYSED
Successful completion of a full course of study, which meets all academic requirements for a bachelor's degree in medical technology from an accredited institution; or
Successful completion of a minimum of ninety (90) semester hours in an accredited institution and successful completion of a course of training of at least twelve (12) months in an accredited school of medical technology; or
Successful completion at an accredited institution of a course of study which meets all academic requirements for a bachelor's degree in one (1) of the chemical, physical or biological sciences, and in addition, at least one (1) year of experience and/or relevant training; or
Successful completion of ninety (90) semester hours towards a bachelor's degree in an accredited institution, including sixteen (16) semester hours in chemistry courses acceptable for a major in chemistry, six (6) of which are in inorganic chemistry; sixteen (16) hours in biology courses acceptable for a major in biology and pertinent to the medical sciences; and three (3) semester hours in mathematics and, in addition, at least one (1) year of experience and/or training. The chemistry and biology courses shall include both laboratory and lecture; survey courses are not acceptable.
***This is a one-year position with an option for renewal and contingent upon availability of funds for the project.
St. John's offers a competitive compensation program which is commensurate with your qualifications, experience, and contingent upon the departmental budget. We also offer an extremely comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our workforce. Along with exceptional benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability insurance, tuition remission, generous 403(b) employer contribution, employee assistance program, and liberal paid time off policies, faculty and staff can also enjoy St. John's performing arts, libraries, bookstores, dining facilities, campus recreation and sporting events.
Any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John's University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education.
St. John's University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
St. John's University is Catholic, Vincentian and Metropolitan. We are committed to attracting, motivating, and retaining a highly qualified and diverse workforce to support our mission of academic excellence and the pursuit of wisdom. Known for over 100 years of proud athletic tradition, our Big East excitement keeps Red Storm fans cheering. Ranked among America's top universities by The Princeton Review, St. John's University educates leaders for today's global society through quality academics, high-tech resources and an expanding international presence. With 1,500 Faculty and 1,400 Administrators/Staff, St. John's is a leading Catholic University in the Vincentian tradition, dedicated to making a positive difference in people's lives through active engagement in issues of energy and resource conservation, social justice and global citizenship. These values enhance the academic experience of more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students on three residential New York City campuses in Queens, Staten Island and Manhattan; a graduate center in Oakdale, NY; an international campus in Paris, France and Rome, Italy; and learning centers in other locations worldwide.