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Microbiologist I/II (2463) - Department of Public Health

Employer
City and County of San Francisco
Location
San Francisco, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Nov 18, 2021

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Informatics / GIS
Discipline
GIS
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Job Description

The San Francisco Department of Public Health (DPH), Disease and Prevention Control Department is accepting applications for three (3) full time positions in class 2463 MICROBIOLOGIST IIto work for the San Francisco Public Health Laboratories.

Under direction, performs responsible laboratory work in the difficult phases of bacteriologic, parasitologic, serologic and related laboratory tests and examinations; supervises subordinate personnel. The essential functions of the Microbiologist II include, but are not limited to the following (_Please note that the duties listedbelow are cumulative. Microbiologist II incumbents may be directed to perform any of the Level I duties)_:

Microbiologist I duties:

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Performs qualitative and quantitative diagnostic sample analysis on human specimens, food sources and products, or environmental samples, utilizing serologic, molecular, agglutination and biochemical testing methods for the detection of bacterial, parasitic or viral infections and exposures;

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Monitors and evaluates conditions of specimen and test materials for adherence to laboratory procedures and best practices;

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Prepares specimens and performs microscopy in the examination of slides of smears, cultures and concentrates of acid-fast bacilli. Perform drug-susceptibility testing for Mycobacterium tuberculosis and other organisms;

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Tabulates and maintains accurate records of laboratory tests and submits detailed paper or electronic reports to appropriate submitters. Maintain organizational policy of patient confidentiality;

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Maintains inventory of laboratory supplies and reagents including inspection and documentation of received shipments;

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Performs routine equipment maintenance and document records including daily checks, calibration, quality controls, and troubleshooting measures;

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Maintains professional communication with technical support, coworkers, and internal and external clients including, patients, physicians, and other clinical laboratory personnel;

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Participate in professional development and education opportunities if available;

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Performs proficiency testing in accordance to federal regulation;

Microbiologist II duties:

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Oversees the setting up and maintenance of laboratory equipment, preparation of solutions, reagents and other media, maintenance of accurate and detailed laboratory records, and the preparation of and submission of reports. Provides technical advice in the operation and maintenance of diagnostic test methods and equipment;

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Examines and interprets qualitycontrol data; Develops and maintains Standard Operating Procedures; responsible for the execution, analysis, and write-up of verification and validation methods of new diagnostic assays and equipment; competently evaluate and modify workflow processes for continuous quality improvement and preventative action;

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Gathers data for epidemiological or research purposes, and evaluates and researches new methods and makes recommendations for their use;

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Maintains training and competency documentation and procedures for staff assigned to laboratory section;

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Oversees quality assurance activities for assigned laboratory section; and

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Supervises both professional and non-professionalsubordinate laboratory personnel.

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Performs other related duties as assigned/required.
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