Microbiologist – Performs and interprets routine diagnostic procedures with minimal supervision in those areas in which the technologist is qualified by education and experience. (Part-time and per-diem position available)
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Performs and interprets routine diagnostic procedures in chemistry, hematology, coagulation, and urinalysis. Microbiology responsibility may include reading and interpretation of cultures in addition to plating and further testing work-up of specimens; assigns state test priorities; responsible for proper start-up and calibration of instrumentation; monitors daily quality control and records data; reports any deviations to supervisor; performs routine preventative maintenance and records action taken; assists in bone marrow procedures; assists in blood collection, processing of specimens, and reception duties; is available to assist the technician when further interpretation of test results is required; and displays an interest in scientific and technical activities required to perform a variety of tests; does related work as required. May be exposed to hazardous drugs. Attends OSHA training upon initial employee orientation and annually completes an OSHA competency.
RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHERS: Direct relationship with patients, staff, physicians, and administration. Must maintain a courteous and effective working relationship with patients, staff, physicians and administration.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/KNOWLEDGE: Associates or B.S. degree in Medical Technology or B.S. in one of the biological chemical or physical sciences and has at least one year full-time laboratory experience and/or training; or meets the New York State qualifications of a medical technologist under Chapter II – Administrative Rules and Regulations, sub-part 58-1; clinical Laboratories, Statutory Authority, Public Health Law. Possesses general knowledge and understanding of routine laboratory procedures and theory; demonstrates skill in all routine laboratory techniques; exercises independent judgement; initiative and responsibility with minimal supervision. Recognizes limits of authority; demonstrates flexibility by modifying work patterns to facilitate daily workload; knowledge and awareness of laboratory safety procedures. Holds a current NYS License.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 20 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office equipment such as computer, fax, calculators and telephone. Requires normal hearing and vision.