Lighthouse Lab Services is looking for a strong Microbiology candidate interesting in moving into a Lead role with a premiere healthcare facility in Peoria, IL. The ideal candidate would be versed in all areas of Microbiology including, bacteriology, parasitology, and virology. This position will be 80% bench work and 20% administrative on the evening shift (3:30p-12a)

Primary Job Responsibilities and Accountabilities;
– Performs routine and special procedures used to provide information for use in the diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of disease or assessment of a medical condition.  Verifies accuracy in patient information and specimen acceptability. Testing performance and assessment includes the pre-analytic, analytic, and post-analytic phases of such examinations.  Analyzes test results for accuracy.
-Performs and documents required quality control and calibration procedures, evaluating any abnormalities pursuing resolution under direction of manager, supervisor, lead, and pathologist.
-Performs minor procedural and instrument maintenance/troubleshooting.
-May collect patient specimens from all patient age groups.
-Notifies appropriate person (i.e. manager, supervisor, lead, risk manager, shift supervisor) of problems, equipment/product defects, and important information encountered in dealing with physicians, patients, visitors, or other department personnel.
-Responsible for reading and understanding Lab policies, compliance with regulatory agency requirements, and procedures be familiar with overall hospital regulations.
-Maintains safe work environment.  Complies with the Exposure Control Plan as well as the guidelines for infection control and Employee Health Services.
-Participates in the Quality Improvement Program under the direction of the manager, supervisor, lead, and pathologist.
-Assist in the training of new employees and may assist in training of students.
-May assist in evaluation and implementation of new lab equipment and performance characteristics of new procedures.

Basic Preferred Profile;
– M(ASCP) certification or equivalent
– Bachelor's degree in Medical Laboratory Science or equivalent
– 2+ years experience in Microbiology Department

Salary and Benefits;
-Health, vision, dental

About Us:
At Lighthouse Lab Services, we offer solutions to help start, grow, and run clinical laboratories. Our recruiting team has over 16 years of proven success placing job seekers in positions ranging from entry level Medical Technologists to seasoned Laboratory Directors. We recruit nationwide, for permanent and travel positions with clients ranging from small hospitals to large reference laboratories.

It is the policy of Lighthouse Lab Services to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Lighthouse Lab Services is committed to working and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals of all abilities, including persons with disabilities. If at any time during the application process, you need an accommodation, please contact recruiting@lighthouselabservices.com for assistance.
Lighthouse Lab Services | 800-838-0602 | lighthouselabservices.com

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