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Medical Laboratory Scientist - Microbiology

New London, CT 06320

Posted: 04/19/2023 Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Laboratory Job Number: 17959

Job Description

Job Title: Medical Laboratory Scientist – Microbiology
Location: New Haven, Connecticut 
Employment Type: Full Time Benefits Eligible 
Schedule: DAYS, 40 hours/week 

Job Description:

We are seeking a Medical Laboratory Scientist with a background in Microbiology to join our team. The successful candidate should have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Technology, Microbiology or equivalent, MT(ASCP), M(ASCP), SM(ASCP) or equivalent eligibility required; certification preferred. One (1) or two (2) years experience in an accredited Clinical Laboratory is strongly preferred. 

• Understands and is able to apply basic principles of microbiology, laboratory procedure, theory, and techniques; understands instrumentation and equipment while demonstrating good judgment in their use
• Proficient in the interpretation of bacterial, fungal, and mycobacterial cultures, the interpretation of identification and susceptibility of bacteria, yeast, and mold isolates
• Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of specimen collection and processing, including quality assessment, volume requirements, and storage conditions
• Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of Quality Control data assessment; documents QC and corrective actions
• Learns new procedures readily according to training schedule
• Participates in inventory control including reagent and quality control preparation and verification/validation according to regulatory guidelines
• Independently troubleshoot and follow up on any problems/issues including documentation and escalation if required
• Collaborate on standard operating procedures revisions/drafts as needed to adjust for process improvement initiatives and regulatory changes
• Able to navigate and show competency with the use of LIS applications
• Proficient in the use of LIS applications, software programs, Word, Excel, Outlook and other internal tracking databases
• Demonstrates organizational skills to prioritize work according to urgency and medical need
• Participates in teaching lab personnel, students and lab residents following established laboratory procedures in a courteous professional manner
• Participates in the department’s continuing education program and documents a minimum of 12 education credits annually
• Adheres to laboratory policies and procedures, regulatory requirements, hospital attendance and tardiness policies, and demonstration of mutual respect for all laboratory personnel
• Exhibit excellent customer service skills; collaborates with other departments and clients regarding inquiries and test results
• Demonstrates a commitment to quality patient care

• Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Technology, Microbiology or equivalent
• MT(ASCP), M(ASCP), SM(ASCP) or equivalent eligibility required; certification preferred 
• Working knowledge of equipment, instrumentation, and materials used in the Clinical Laboratory 
• Experience with computer technology including efficiency in word processing applications, spreadsheet design and data analysis
• Ability to work as a member of a diverse team
• Excellent organizational skills
• Strong working knowledge of microbiology theory preferred
• Must be able to tolerate PPE required to work in a BSL2 or BSL3 laboratory 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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