University of Rochester Medical Technologist II in Rochester, New York

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Full Time 40 hours Grade 094 Microbiology SMH

Responsibilities

Position Summary:

This Technologist is responsible for the timely and accurate analysis of patient samples utilizing moderately to highly complex methods. Responsibilities include specimen identification and accessioning in the Laboratory Information System, gram stains, direct viral testing, direct molecular methods, reading culture plates and positive blood culture notification and work-up. Candidates must be detail oriented, able to work independently and possess strong organizational skills. He/She is also responsible for routine maintenance of lab instruments/equipment, routine quality control and adherence to all lab policies.

Typical Duties:

Set up and processing of samples for Microbiology testing. Testing of patient samples using gram stain, rapid EIA technologies and PCR technologies, therapeutic drug level monitoring, reading bacterial cultures, performing susceptibility testing, sorting and organizing patient samples for testing and storage; reporting results of testing via LIS/instrument interface, as well as manual data entry; communicating results to patient care providers and answering telephone inquiries; maintaining laboratory stock of kits/reagents; performing daily/weekly/monthly preventative maintenance on lab equipment and participating in proficiency testing and training of technologists.

Qualifications:

A 4 year college education, including related laboratory and/or technical training with certification by the registry of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, or other nationally recognized professional certifying body; or a 4 year college education in an appropriate science and 2 years of closely related laboratory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. NYS licensed/license eligible Clinical Laboratory Technologist or NYS licensed/license eligible Clinical Laboratory Technician.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job Title: Medical Technologist II

Location: Strong Memorial Hospital

Job ID: 201736

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time