University of Rochester Medical Technologist II in Rochester, New York

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Full Time 40 hours Grade 094 Microbiology SMH

Schedule

VARIES; WKENDS/HOL

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 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 and PCR technologies, sorting and organizing patient samples for testing and storage; adherence to quality control and quality assurance protocols; 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. Reading bacterial cultures, performing susceptibility testing and participating in training of technologists as needed.

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.

Must be NYS licensed Clinical Laboratory Technologist.

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.

Preferred:

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: 210208

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time