- Perform and record quality control and understand quality assurance systems.
- Check specimens and tests requested.
- Determine if specimen is acceptable source, volume, transport, and collection method.
- Resolve problems with specimens and requested tests according to established laboratory procedures.
- Enter test orders into computer LIS system.
- Label and process specimens, inoculate media, make smears, store specimens and incubate cultures according to laboratory procedures.
- Read direct gram stains, enter reports, notify clinicians and document notification accurately and within established turnaround times.
- Restock media, reagents, stains and supplies as needed.
- Clean and disinfect the work surfaces after spills and at the end of each shift.
- Organize and complete daily work in the area assigned.
- Ability to accurately follow procedures, understand protocols and keep up to date on knowledge base.
- Instruct Medical technology students, Residents, Fellows in Pathology rotation.
- Must have a MT, MLS or have, or be eligible for, a Bachelor’s degree in either Medical Technology or the biological sciences or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- The candidate must be ASCP certified with Microbiology experience or be eligible to be certified.
- Continuing education is required yearly as well as completion of mandatory UMHS M learning requirements.
- Compliance with UMHS attendance policies and best practice protocols are important.
- Confidential information must be protected, safety standards upheld, and working for our patients’ best interest is essential.
- Knowledge of or experience with microorganisms in a clinical setting, ability to recognize and identify pathogenic organisms and understand the criteria for susceptibility testing on appropriate organisms.
- Knowledge of or experience with blood culture systems, bacterial identification systems, susceptibility systems, and molecular based technologies.
- Ability to explain microbiology culture reports and specimen requirements for testing to all clients.
- Is motivated to be part of a team effort, contribute to improvements and support initiatives in the lab.
- Use critical thinking to problem solve, follow up with documentation and technical support when required.
40 hours afternoons, shifts are 8 hours per day working every 3rd weekend and 2 holidays per year.
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