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University of Rochester Laboratory Technician III (S) - 226373 in Rochester, New York

Laboratory Technician III (S) Job ID 226373

Location

Strong Memorial Hospital

Full/Part Time Full-Time

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Full Time 40 hours Grade 077 Microbiology SMH

Responsibilities

POSITION SUMMARY:

Performs complex laboratory assignments; may plan/conduct a complete project of limited scope or a portion of a larger and more diverse project. Candidates must be detail oriented, have a strong work ethic, able to work independently and as part of a highly functioning team, and possess strong organizational skills.

SUPERVISION AND DIRECTION EXERCISED:

None.

MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT USED:

Standard and complex laboratory equipment, office equipment; PC and Lab Information System (LIS)

TYPICAL DUTIES:

  • Process environmental samples and Vet samples, plate to appropriate media and incubate in proper environment while strictly adhering to quality control and quality assurance protocols.

  • Read bacterial cultures and perform susceptibility testing on environmental and Vet specimens. Perform calculations, input data into LIS, call results to providers as necessary.

  • In accordance with broadly-outlined objectives, requirements and approaches: inventory and order supplies, prepare media, perform and document quality control of media for the Microbiology Laboratory.

  • Perform QC, preventative maintenance and validations on sophisticated instrumentation.

  • Record, compute and analyzes data; prepare reports and make recommendations. Prepare validation data for Quality Assurance file.

  • Format protocols and documents, create power points, schematics, specifications, designs, charts, graphs,

tables, illustrations, photographs; may assist in preparation of materials for publication, teaching, competency testing.

  • Complete Biohazardous Shipping course and assume responsibility for safely packaging specimens and

isolates being sent to various reference laboratories.

  • Receive, accession, triage and label specimens. Answer and direct phone calls.

  • Monitor and record temperature, humidity and CO2 for all Microbiology rooms, refrigerators, freezers, incubators.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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 I CARE.

  • Adherence to all laboratory safety procedures.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Associate’s degree in appropriate discipline plus 4-5 years specialized experience in related field, or BS degree in Biology.

NOTE: This document describes typical duties and responsibilities and is not intended to limit management from assigning other work as required.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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