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Microbiology Technologist

Employer
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Location
Columbus, Ohio, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
May 30, 2022

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Genetics, Biology
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Job Title:

Microbiology Technologist

Department:

University Hospital | Microbiology

Job Description
SCOPE OF POSITION
The Microbiology laboratory encompasses specimen collection, processing and testing within the Department of Clinical Laboratories. Full service testing includes bacteriology, mycology, mycobacteriology, virology, parasitology, smear interpretation and molecular testing. The lab is staffed 24 hours per day, Sunday through Saturday. The position is responsible for delivering quality laboratory testing to OSUMC patients and clients as well as to the community. It requires effective verbal and written communication with staff and clients.

POSITION SUMMARY
The medical technologist performs specimen processing, test request entry, order entry verification and correction, and all clinical lab testing in Microbiology. Testing includes interpretation of smears and cultures, performing and interpreting identification and susceptibility tests, specialized testing in AFB, mycology, virology, parasitology and/or molecular methods as assigned. This technician also participates in quality control, continuous quality improvement, inventory control, professional development, training, and continuing education within the area.

Minimum Education Required
Bachelor's Level Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in medical technology & MT (ASCP) certification within one year of hire OR Bachelor's degree in a biological science with post-degree experience in Molecular Biology & MB (ASCP) certification within two years of hire, OR Bachelor's degree in microbiology with post- degree experience in Molecular Microbiology & M (ASCP) certification within two years of hire, OR advanced post-degree in Molecular Genetics certification not required.

Additional Information:

Location:

Doan Hall (0089)

Position Type:

Regular

Scheduled Hours:

40

Shift:

Varying Shifts

Final candidates are subject to successful completion of a background check. A drug screen or physical may be required during the post offer process.

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