Microbiology

Employer
P4 Diagnostix
Location
Pine Brook, New Jersey, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 11, 2021
Closes
Aug 02, 2021
Ref
2309712401
Discipline
Biology
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Job Description

Job Description

Job Description

FLSA - Non exempt

Job Description

Duties: Working under the supervision of the Microbiology/Molecular Supervisor, will perform testing and follow-ups to the various methods and techniques used in the identification and isolations of microbial isolates from clinical specimens.

Responsibilities:
  • Follow the organization's policies and procedure for specimen handling and processing, test analysis, reporting and maintaining patient test results and records.
  • Properly plate and incubate cultures according to stated departmental policies.
  • Perform gram stain testing and properly identify different organisms.
  • Be able to utilize additional testing methods and techniques to speciate and identify potential antimicrobial resistance.
  • Participate in proficiency testing and follow policies in treating and testing specimens in a manner similar to patient samples.
  • Review and release test results in a sound, objective, manner.
  • Follow federal, state, local and organizational guidelines and policies with regards to CLIA, HIPAA, OSHA, and safety.
  • Adhere to the organization quality assurance program, document all quality control activity, follow policies regarding calibration and maintenance.
  • Properly escalate quality assurance issues appropriately and document all things that need to be followed up appropriately with proper communication and endorsement.
  • Follow the organization's established policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within established acceptable parameters and fail to meet the quality assurance guidelines.
  • Identify and escalate, appropriately, problems that can affect test performance or timely reporting of results, when corrective actions are needed and when need to be escalated.
  • Document all corrective actions are taken when test systems deviate from the organization's established quality assurance program.
  • Follow the organization's policies regarding the handling of STATs, Critical and Special Handling cases.
  • Answer questions from the customer and other laboratory personnel appropriately and in timely manner.
  • Maintain proper and complete records of all testing performed during the shift.
  • Maintain the proper appearance of the working environment and provide safety monitors during the shift.
  • Make sure all supplies have appropriate received, expiration and in used (open) dates. Round at the end of the shift to make sure everything is properly documented and acknowledged.
  • Review and assist in the training of new procedures.
  • Attend departmental meeting and any additional training/educational meetings as assigned, including HIPAA and annual safety training.
  • Be able to participate and assist in preparation for regulatory inspections.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education:
  • Bachelor's degree in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science or medical technology with at least 1 years' experience in high complexity testing in the disciplines of microbiology
  • Experience with reading gram stains and aerobic cultures plates
  • Certified as a Medical Technologist / Clinical Laboratory Scientist by ASCP, AMT or AAB, preferred.

Equipment:
  • Experience working with standard microbiological equipment/procedures - incubator, microscope, plating, gram stain, immunological single-use EIA kits, etc
  • Experience with Beckman Microscan and/or BioMerieux Vitek; preferred

Skills Required:
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to review test results and identify abnormal and unusual results.
  • Ability to investigate problems and assist in identifying the root cause and suggesting possible corrective actions.
  • Ability to lift at least 25 lbs and stand for an extensive period.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $0.00 per hour