MT / MLS Medical Technologist, Microbiology
Brooklyn, NY · Job ID: 9347 · · Industry: Staff Laboratory
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Lighthouse Lab Services is representing well-established hospital lab that is part of a larger hospital system that is looking for a Microbiology Technologist to join their team in Brooklyn! This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who wants to take the next step in their careers by joining a hospital network that has an excellent work environment with unparalleled benefits.
Key responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
-Reports to section supervisors, follow laboratory's procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records of test examinations and whenever test systems are not within the laboratory's established acceptable levels of performance
-Follow standard precautions, laboratory safety rules, use appropriate Personal Protective equipment (PPE), decontaminate the bench surfaces and equipment and does proper documentation.
-Adheres to infection control, safety and patient privacy protocols, work on laboratory goals to prioritize safety and care of patient, answer telephone calls, takes detailed notes as needed, responds to inquiries and provide only necessary information to the providers. Complies with all safety and HIPAA issues and maintains an environment of care standards.
-Perform tests, which require the exercise of independent judgment and responsibility, with a minimal supervision by the director or supervisor, in only those specialties, or subspecialties in which they are qualified by education, training and experience.
-Follow laboratory quality control procedures, document quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance performed
-Maintain records that demonstrate that proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient specimens
-Follow the laboratory's established policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratory's established acceptable levels of performance
-Knowledgeable about the contents of the policies and procedures (including changes) relevant to the scope of their testing activities.
-Capable of identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and either must correct problems or immediately notify supervisor or director.
-Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratories established performance specifications.
-Communicate pending and other tasks to fellow workers and supervisors as required to avoid safety and patient care issues and accomplish tasks within due course of time for efficient laboratory operations.
-Accession specimens and orders into the LIS, separate specimens for distribution to all laboratory departments.
-Engage in QA PI programs, follow Laboratory and hospital safety procedures, report/document critical results to appropriate medical staff, communicate, and document corrected results to the appropriate medical staff.
-Perform maintenance and calibration (daily/weekly/monthly) on instrumentation or applicable platforms, monitors supplies, inventory and equipment for adequacy and functionality, troubleshoots problems and calls service or vendor technical support when needed.
-Monitor environmental monitors and document lot number and expiration dates of the testing materials used.
-Document results accurately in the Laboratory Computer System.
-In event of non-conformities, ensures that results of test examinations are not reported until all corrective actions have been taken and the test system is properly functioning. Brings problems and other pertinent issues to the attention of the supervisor in a timely manner.
-Demonstrates reliable and professional conduct and interacts cooperatively with colleagues within the facility.
-Performs other duties assigned and or in an emergency necessary for the welfare of patients or the efficient operation of the hospital.
Basic Preferred Profile:
-BS in Medical Technology, Laboratory Science, or related.
-NYS Licensure as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist Required.
-2+ years of Clinical Microbiology Experience Required.
-Must be flexible since scheduled work days will vary each week.
-Prior experience in Core Lab preferred.
Salary and Benefits:
-Competitive Salary (Depending on Experience)
-Health, Vision & Dental
-Generous Retirement Savings
-PTO and Sick Leave
-Additional Misc. Benefits
-Unfortunately, no relocation assistance is provided.
If you fit the above profile, we'd love to hear from you!
At Lighthouse Lab Services, we offer solutions to help start, grow, and run clinical laboratories. Our recruiting team has over 14 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. In addition, Lighthouse Lab Services will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
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