|Job Location:||Rochester, New York - United States|
|Salary:||$55,000.00 - $75,000.00 - US Dollars - Yearly|
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Rochester, New York
POSITION SUMMARY (RESPONSIBILITIES):
The Technologist is responsible for the timely and accurate analysis of patient samples (Serum/CSF) utilizing moderately to highly complex methods/instruments. Serology procedures are designed to detect the presence and/or level of various antibodies and antigens to various microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, and fungi. While many Immunology techniques are similar to those performed in Serology, the Immunology section is dedicated primarily to the detection of various autoimmune markers and allergy testing for specific and total IgE antibodies. Due to the interpretive nature of serologic/immunologic findings, a fundamental understanding of the human immune response is necessary to ensure appropriate test interpretation and accurate reporting of patient test results. Additionally, the Molecular Virology lab performs PCR testing for HIV-1, CMV, HCV and HBV virus for the purposes of diagnosing infections and monitoring the efficacy of therapeutic anti-viral treatments/ suppression. Candidates should be detail oriented and possess strong organizational skills. He/She is also responsible for routine maintenance of the lab and its instruments and equipment, routine quality control and adherence to all internal laboratory policies.
In addition the hired candidate may be required to take on added responsibilities upon obtaining competency in the Serology Lab testing area. These responsibilities relates to being part of a team of Transplant Technologists. Transplant team members perform specific serologic testing for the detection of infectious diseases for the purpose of organ donation screening. This position requires rotation with other team members for an on call 24/7 schedule. Additional compensation will be offered for the technologist(s) who successfully qualify for the transplant group program.
Standard and complex laboratory equipment, office equipment and PC and Lab Information System (LIS).
Analysis of patient samples using various serologic testing techniques such as agglutination, IFA, PCR, and some diverse EIA platforms. Also included are sorting and organizing of patient samples for testing and storage, adherence to quality control and quality assurance protocols, reporting results of testing via LIS/instrument interface, as well as manual data entry. In addition to the above mentioned duties the candidate will also answer telephone inquiries, help maintain a laboratory stock of specific kits/reagents, perform daily/weekly/monthly preventative maintenance on lab equipment, and possibly participate in the training of technologists, residents/fellows, and medical technology students.
1. Effective interpersonal skills, and maintains a friendly and courteous professional manner at all times.
2. Is able to prioritize and maintain focus while performing multiple tasks.
3. Adherence to all University, Division and Department policies, including I CARE.
4. Adherence to all laboratory safety procedures.
Must be a NYS licensed in the Clinical Laboratory Technologist category.
Preferred: BS in Medical Technology with clinical laboratory experience and NYS license in the Clinical Laboratory Technologist category.
University - Bachelor's Degree/3-4 Year Degree