Esoteric Microbiology Technologist Trainee/Technologist

Burlington, North Carolina, US
Aug 01, 2021
Aug 13, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Are you looking for a career that offers opportunities for growth, continual development, professional challenge and the chance to make a real difference? Are you an experienced Medical Lab Professional or desire to start your career in Medical Lab Science? Do you have a passion for Microbiology?
We are seeking a Technologist to join our Reference Microbiology lab team in Burlington, NC! Technologists will aid in identification of microorganisms such as Acid Fast Bacilli (AFB), fungi, and others through a variety of methods including: special stains, antigen detection, DNA probes, culture reading, PCR, Sequencing, MALD-TOF, and others. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, assisting customer service and specimen management, and problem solving to ensure accurate results and compliance.
The schedule for this position is M-F 8a-4:30p, rotating every third Saturday.
- Receive and process specimens for AFB, Mycology, Legionella, and others
- Examine/report KOH & AFB smears.
- Perform testing on biological samples including antigen testing and EIA testing.
- Examine cultures and identify fungi and AFB (Including DNA probes), perform PCR, perform AFB and fungal susceptibility testing, perform sequencing and MALDI, and other tasks
- Determine priority of work and batches to maintain acceptable turn-around-time; recognize unacceptable and unusual specimens and handle appropriately
- Assist with Customer Service coverage and specimen management.
- Perform and resolve pending and audits.
- Maintain and clean instrumentation; perform scheduled and as needed maintenance and critical function; trouble shoot as indicated.
- Bachelor's degree in Biology, Chemistry, Medical Technology or a related science (or 24 credits in Chemistry/Biology constituting a biological science major) as required by CLIA
- Minimum 1 year of clinical laboratory testing experience is required for Technologist level (at least 6 years experience required for Sr. Technologist Level)
- Previous experience is not required at the Technologist Trainee level
- ASCP or AMT certification is preferred
- Interest or experience in Microbiology
- Ability to work independently and within a team environment
- Proficient with computers; Familiarity with laboratory information systems are a plus
- High level of attention detail along with strong communication and organizational skills
- Must be able to pass a standardized color vision screen
- Flexibility to work overtime or other shifts depending on business needs
If you're looking for a career that offers opportunities for growth, continual development, professional challenge and the chance to make a real difference, apply today!
1st Shift (M-F 8a-4:30p, rotating every third Saturday)
As an EOE/AA employer, the organization will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.