Medical Laboratory Scientist Iii : 64031338

Medical Laboratory Scientist Iii : 64031338
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Medical Laboratory Scientist Iii : 64031338

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Requisition No: Agency: Department of Health Working Title: MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST III :

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Salary: 1,402.60 : 2,131.47 Biweekly

Posting Closing Date: 03/18/2020

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH : INTERNAL AGENCY OPPORTUNITY

Bureau of Public Health Laboratories

Jacksonville Laboratory : TB Division

1,402.60 : 2,131.47 Biweekly

Internal Agency Posting

Only current DOH employees will be considered, all others will be automatically disqualified.

Job Title: MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST III

Requisition ID:

Position Number:

Closing Date: 03/18/2020

DESCRIPTION

This is an independent professional Microbiology position assigned to the Bureau of Public Health Laboratories (BPHL) Tuberculosis (TB) program in Jacksonville. The incumbent in this position must have the ability to plan, organize and work independently. The incumbent in this position exercises independent judgement and must have the ability to solve problems, as well as make decisions. The incumbent must have the knowledge and skills to communicate with physicians as well as other health professionals. This position will coordinate work in Micro Bacteriology Laboratory to ensure the work proceeds in a timely and orderly fashion in the isolation, identification and susceptibility testing for tuberculosis and nontuberculous mycobacteria. This person will assess needs and workload and make appropriate distribution and assignments as needed.

Responsibilities may include any or all of the following during the performance of duties: Will be trained and perform susceptibility testing and other molecular testing including Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT:PCR), PCR Restriction Analysis (PRA), Hain and GeneXpert and be a part of a rotation : this includes performing the test, interpreting the data, and entering the results in LabWare. Oversee and verify drug susceptibility studies for Mycobacterium tuberculosis and perform all aspects of the susceptibility testing Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) test and pncA DeoxyriboNucleic acid (DNA) sequencing. Serve as the responsible technologists or back:up for various molecular tests, as required by workload and personnel schedules. Report all mycobacteria test results on a daily basis. Read and check PRA testing results and DNA probe results as needed. Read and report all routine cultures on a weekly basis. Provide reference species identification and susceptibility testing services for cultures of mycobacteria isolated in hospitals and other clinical laboratories in the state. Responsible for tracking and maintaining sub:cultures for susceptibility testing, freezing specimens for Genotyping and maintaining computer data file. Prepare specimens to be shipped as needed to reference laboratories such as to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Jewish and Michigan.

Assist with the training of personnel in the laboratory in the performance and interpretation of all these procedures.

Participates in the planning for and evaluation of new instrumentation and/or test protocols. Ensures that quality assurance records are kept up to date.

Assist microscopy section by accessioning Electronic Laboratory Orders (ELO) and reading Acid:Fast Bacilli (AFB) sears by Fluorescent Antibody (FA) and Ziehl:Neelsen (ZN) staining methods.

The incumbent will agree to work on an occasional Saturday if needed with the Saturday TB laboratory personnel, ensuring specimen processing, RT:PCR testing and all reporting is completed (performing any part of the daily procedures as needed).

Performs other related duties as needed.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES

Knowledge of terminology, principles and techniques used in analysis and testing.

Knowledge of procedures, techniques and equipment used in lab testing and analysis.

Skill in the use of lab equipment.

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