Please note that this position is a part-time appointment
Under the direction of the supervisor, incumbent performs technical tasks associated with the area to which he/she is assigned in accordance with all applicable policies and procedures. Specific duties in the Microbiology Laboratory will include receipt and processing of clinical specimens submitted for microbiological and molecular diagnostic testing.
Tasks will include receiving specimens from couriers, accessioning specimens in the laboratory information system, processing specimens for culture, inoculation of culture media and smears for microscopic examination, and preparing aliquots for further testing. Additional duties may include supply/inventory management, lab related clerical support, communications with laboratory customers, and other duties as assigned.
Graduation from college with a major in an applicable natural science; or two (2) years of college courses in the natural sciences plus two (2) years of applicable experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
A minimum of one (1) year of experience working in a clinical laboratory setting.
Bachelor's Degree, or combination of course work and relevant work experience.
Windows-based computer skills.
Experience handling and processing blood specimens (centrifugation, pipetting of serum and/or plasma, or operating automated specimen processing instruments).
Experience working with electronic laboratory information systems (LIS).
Experience with electronic medical records systems.
Experience with processing non-blood specimens (sputum, body fluids, culture swabs, etc.) for microbiology testing, including preparing smears and inoculating culture media.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
Must be able to work all shifts, week-ends, overtime, and at various locations as necessary in accordance with operational needs.
Must be able to sit and stand for extended periods, lift up to 20 pounds, and have sufficient fine motor skills to perform technical tasks associated with the position (pipetting, keyboarding, culture inoculation, etc.).
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