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Medical Technologist - Microbiology

Company: East Side Clinical Laboratory
Location: East Providence
Posted on: June 9, 2024

Job Description:

Job Functions, Duties, Responsibilities and Position Qualifications:Quality is in our DNA -- is it in yours?You put the pro in medical laboratory professional. You've got problem-solving instincts, a passion for patient care, and the technical training to deliver quality results. You're also looking for great benefits, the support of an all-star team, and an opportunity to grow your career.Join our front line of #HealthcareHeroes! Our mission is to advance the health and wellbeing of our communities as a leader in clinical laboratory solutions.LOCATION: - 10 Risho Ave, East Providence, RI 02914HOURS: 8:00am - 4:30pm; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday with rotating Saturdays and HolidaysPART TIME: 24hrsIn this role, you will:

  • Performs, reviews and reports laboratory tests that will assist in the diagnosing and treating of patients. -
  • Uses education and training for operating equipment and employing manual test methods.
  • Performs quality assurance and control procedures in adherence with standard operating procedures, federal, state, and CAP regulations. Once trained, Medical Laboratory Scientists and Medical Laboratory Technicians working at ESCL are authorized to independently process specimens, perform tests, and release results.
  • Recognizes the difference between potential pathogens and normal flora for all specimen types. - This includes recognizing the difference in media, atmosphere, and temperature requirements for each specimen type.
  • Conducts quality control measures on all laboratory tests. - Follows protocol for running controls and accepting/verifying results according to established procedures. - Evaluates controls and recognizes discrepant control results and advises Supervisor as needed. - Records and files all data obtained. Completes scheduled instrument calibration and maintenance according to established protocol.
  • Following established laboratory protocol, independently performs a variety of laboratory procedures, both manual and automated (see training checklists and direct observation checklists for detailed description of procedures). -
  • Demonstrates a level of understanding of the technical and procedural aspects of laboratory testing.
  • Organizes workload maximizing efficiency in processing tests.
  • Analyzes and interprets results obtained within the confines of current standards of laboratory accuracy, precision and acceptability. - Enters test results into patient's file upon completion.
  • Utilizes knowledge to correlate data and reviews data for unusual or unreasonable results according to established laboratory procedures. - Brings unusual abnormal results to the attention of departmental supervisor if needed.
  • Performs antimicrobial sensitivity testing when applicable and interpret results.
  • In the absence or during particularly busy time periods, helps out in a laboratory aide capacity via independently obtains, receives and prepares microbiology specimens for planting, plants them and reviews specimen acceptability.
  • As requested by department supervisor, may assist in training department personnel.
  • As assigned by department supervisor, may participate in special projects and studies within the department. - Analyzes and tests new or improved products and procedures. - Makes recommendations to department on status of new test procedures and/or products.
  • As requested, orders and obtains supplies necessary to fulfill job assignment.
  • Adheres to company and departmental safety procedures.
  • In supervisor's absence, may be required to explain test results or methodologies to physicians or nursing home staff to insure proper evaluation of patient status.
  • Perform other related duties as assignedAll you need is:
    • An associate or bachelor's degree in Laboratory Science or Medical Laboratory Technology from an accredited institution
    • Licensed MLT or MLS from the American Society of Clinical Pathologists OR equivalent
    • Strong written, verbal, and analytical skills
    • Ability to operate general laboratory equipment, including but not limited to: telephones, computers, automated analyzers, centrifuges, microscopes, manual and automated pipettes, and audible alarmsBonus points if you've got:
      • 2+ years of laboratory training or experience performing high complexity testing within area of specialtyWe'll give you:
        • Appreciation for your work
        • A feeling of satisfaction that you've helped people
        • Opportunity to grow in your profession
        • Free lab services for you and your dependents
        • Work-life balance, including Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
        • Competitive benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance
        • Help saving for retirement, with a 401(k) plus a company match
        • A sense of belonging - we're a community!We also want you to know:This role will have routine access to Protected Health Information (PHI). Employees will be trained on reasonable safeguards and are expected to maintain strict confidentiality, as well as abide by all applicable privacy and security standards. - Employees are expected only to access PHI when it is required to fulfill job duties.Scheduled Weekly Hours:24Work Shift:Job Category:Laboratory OperationsCompany:East Side Clinical Laboratory, Inc.Sonic Healthcare USA is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity and is committed to an inclusive workplace for all employees. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, genetics, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Keywords: East Side Clinical Laboratory, East Providence , Medical Technologist - Microbiology, Healthcare , East Providence, Rhode Island

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