University of Rochester Medical Lab Technician I in Rochester, New York

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Full Time 40 hours Grade 094 Microbiology SMH

Schedule

4PM-12:30PM; ROT WKENDS/HOL; WILL TRAIN MON-FRI 8AM-4:30PM; WILL WORK NIGHT SHIFT MON-FRI 4PM-12:30AM.

Responsibilities

Position Summary:

Under supervision of licensed Medical Technologists, this Technician 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, positive blood culture notification and work-up, may read bacterial culture plates. Candidates must be detail oriented, able to work as part of a highly functioning team and possess strong organizational skills. She/he 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, and PCR technologies, therapeutic drug level monitoring, performing susceptibility testing, may read bacterial culture plates. 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; participating in proficiency testing.

Requirements:

B.S or B.A. degree in a related discipline (Microbiology, Biology) meeting educational requirements in order to obtain a limited permit for a Medical Technologist under NYS requirements. Must be license eligible to practice as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist in the State of New York.

  • Ability to multi task with strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to interact effectively and professionally with co-workers and customers.
  • Models standards of behavior creating an atmosphere of teamwork and respect.
  • Strict adherence to quality control and quality assurance protocols.
  • Adheres to all departmental and organizational policies and procedures.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job Title: Medical Lab Technician I

Location: Strong Memorial Hospital

Job ID: 208319

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time