University of Rochester Medical Technologist II in Rochester, New York


Part Time 20 hours Grade 094 Microbiology SMH




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 antigen testing and culture identification with susceptibility testing. Candidates must be detailed oriented, able to work independently and possess strong organizational skills. S/he is also responsible for routine maintenance of lab instruments/equipment, routine quality control and adherence to all lab policies.

Typical Duties:

Pre-analytical: Set up and processing of samples for Microbiology testing. Testing of patient samples using gram stain and rapid EIA technologies, sorting and organizing patient samples for testing and storage; adherence to quality control and quality assurance procotols; reporting results of testing via LIS/instrument interface, as well as manual data entry; answering telephone inquiries; maintaining laboratory stock of kits/reagents; performing daily/weekly/monthly preventative maintenance on lab equipment ; participating in training of Technologists.

Post analytical: Perform patient testing with primary emphasis on Bacteriology cultures and associated rapid technologies for identification and/or susceptibility testing. With experience-opportunity to rotate into special MIC testing, Mycology, Parasitology or Mycobacteriology.


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.

Effective interpersonal skills, and maintains a friendly and courteous professional manner at all times. Is able to prioritize and maintain focus while performing multiple tasks. Adherence to all University, Division and Department policies, including ICARE. Adherence to all laboratory procedures.

NYS license in the Clinical Laboratory Technologist category.

Prefer BS in Medical Technology with clinical laboratory experience and NYS license in the Clinical Laboratory Technologist category.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job Title: Medical Technologist II

Location: Strong Memorial Hospital

Job ID: 203791

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Part-Time