Requisition No: 158481
Agency: Department of Health
Working Title: MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST II - 64030410
Position Number: 64030410
Salary: $1,191.87 - $1,708.51 Biweekly
Posting Closing Date: 03/18/2020
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH - INTERNAL AGENCY OPPORTUNITY
Bureau of Public Health Laboratories
Jacksonville Laboratory - TB Division
$1,191.87 - $1,708.51 Biweekly
Internal Agency Posting
Only current DOH employees will be considered, all others will be automatically disqualified.
Job Title: MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST II
Requisition ID: 158481
Position Number: 64030410
Closing Date: 03/18/2020
This is an independent professional Microbiology position assigned to the Bureau of Public Health Laboratories Tuberculosis (TB) program in Jacksonville. The incumbent in this position must have the ability to plan, organize and work independently, as well as work cooperatively with a team. The incumbent will work with human specimens and must be eligible for or possess a Florida Clinical Laboratory Technologist/Supervisor license or Public Health Technician/Technologist License in the specialty of Microbiology.
Will participate and become proficient in all aspects of daily specimen processing activities, including preparation of media (labeling, etc.); preparing reagents; preparation of work area; picking up specimens from various areas in the complex; accessioning and appropriately processing specimens; preparing slides, and inoculating culture media; incubating and rotating cultures, and discarding specimens appropriately; replacing carbon dioxide (CO2) tank, as needed. Will participate in slide staining and microscopy analysis; preparing worksheets; recording results on appropriate worksheets and entering results into the computer. Will participate in documenting Quality Control (QC)/Quality Assurance (QA) and appropriate cleaning and maintenance of all equipment.
Will support the Mycobacteriology Laboratory by being trained in and performing various aspects of molecular identification and susceptibility testing of Mycobacteria, including interpretation of results, currently used for the rapid and accurate diagnosis, of tuberculosis, as required by workload and personnel schedules. As conditions and situations allow, this may include training and performing all aspects of some or all of the following rapid tests: Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR); PCR Restriction Analysis (PRA); Hain line probe assay; GeneXpert; deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sequencing; susceptibility testing, such as Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) test and pncA DNA sequencing), including setting up, tracking and maintaining all sub-cultures needed; freezing specimens for Genotyping program, and maintaining computer data files; preparing specimens to be shipped as needed to reference laboratories; QC; maintaining inventory of reagents, equipment and supplies; participating in testing rotations, culture reading and reporting.
Participate as a back-up for other mycobacterial testing and reporting, including interpretation of laboratory data and entering test results in the laboratory information management system (LIMS), Labware. Assists with the training of personnel in the laboratory when necessary.
Will participate in proficiency testing, professional development and student training. Participates in the planning for and evaluation of new instrumentation and/or test protocols.
Will answer phone calls, relay messages, research information and queries from physicians and other health professionals.
Will perform other related duties as needed.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES
Knowledge of terminology, principles and techniques used in analysis and testing.
Knowledge of procedures, techniques & equipment used in lab testing and analysis.
Skill in the use of lab equipment.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
6 Months Minimum
A.A. or A.S. in a Medical Laboratory Technology Program
B.S. in a Biological Science
Masters or PhD in a Biological Science
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
State of Florida Clinical or Public Health Laboratory License Chapter 483 F.S. and Rule 64B3 F.A.C
Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health. If you are looking to establish a successful career in the Health Care Field, you have come to the right place. Many of our innovative and successful health programs are recognized throughout the State of Florida. We hope you decide to join our team!
We request that all applications be completed with People First - no faxed or mailed applications to the agency. Experience, education, and/or training used to meet the minimum qualifications and in response to the qualifying questions must be verifiable through information contained in your application.
When completing the online application, all gaps of employment or education greater than 90 days starting from high school must be explained (approximate date, month, and year) identifying company name or if unemployed. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Please be advised:
NOTE: Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process.
Incumbent may be required to work before, during and/or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency. Emergency duty required of the incumbent includes working in special needs or Red Cross shelters, or performing other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural.
This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. Any misrepresentations or omissions will disqualify you from employment consideration. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check.
Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website: http://www.sss.gov
If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.
The successful candidate will be required to complete the Form I-9 and that information will be verified using the E-Verify system. E-Verify is operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment eligibility.
VETERANS? PREFERENCE.All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.
Florida has the third largest population of veterans in the nation with more than 1.5 million service men and women. The Florida Department of Health (department) is committed to serving members of the United States Armed Forces, veterans and their families by encouraging them to apply for vacancies that fit their area of knowledge and/or expertise. Through the Departments VALOR program, which expedites licensing for military veterans, the Department also waives initial licensing and application fees for military veterans who apply for a health care professional license within 60 months of an honorable discharge. These initiatives help ensure that the transition from military service into the workforce is as smooth as possible and reflects our appreciation for the dedication devoted to protecting our country.
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.
Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.
VETERANS? PREFERENCE.Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans? Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Candidates claiming Veterans? Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. Veterans? Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.
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