The Brookdale Hospital & Medical Center

  • TECHNOLOGIST, CLINICAL LAB LEAD

    Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
    Posted Date 2 months ago(3/29/2019 1:30 PM)
    Job ID
    2019-5352
    # of Openings
    1
    Department
    B0610-5210-MICROBIOLOGY
    Facility
    The Brookdale Hospital Medical Center
    Shift
    Day
    Type
    Full-Time
  • Overview

    Oversee and assist less experienced lab employees in the performance of their responsibilities.  Also, perform and interpret diagnostic procedures in assigned areas and performs and interprets diagnostic procedures.  Responsibilities are governed by pertinent New York City Department regulations.

    Responsibilities

    • Typically works independently on significant assignments, on occasion may examine and approve the work of less experienced Technicians/Technologists. 
    • Conduct routine microbiological laboratory procedures in all pertinent areas of the laboratory including the reading of plates, identification of microorganisms, and antibiotic susceptibility testing of suspected pathogens.
    • Test and repeat tests when results are questionable and informs the Supervisor of any unusual isolates.
    • Modify work patterns to accommodate the daily work load.
    • Perform routine tests that include mycology including specimen planting and identification.  Interprets gram stains, india ink, and KOH preparations. Also, routine AFB work including specimen processing, staining, and identification.
    • Write reports with all reports must being signed by the issuing technologist.
    • Report STAT reports by calling the appropriate nursing station or responsible individual for the patient. 
    • Perform Quality Control procedures.  Supervisors must be notified of out of control results.
    • Perform routine and special serology procedures.  Carry out CAP and other proficiency survey specimens as assigned and completes them on schedule.
    • Perform all necessary preventive maintenance and maintenance requirements.  Notify the Supervisor immediately if the instrument malfunctions.  All actions taken must be noted and initiated in the appropriate log book.
    • Sign all log books, report forms, and worksheets for assays he/she is responsible in carrying out.
    • Maintain adequate supply of materials/reagents for all assays he/she will perform. 
    • Keep area free of all safety hazards and is obligated to inform his/her Supervisor of all safety infractions in the work area.
    • Performs clerical duties relating to laboratory’s proper functioning, such as, logging results, transcriptions, telephone answering, and reporting values by phone. 
    • Perform other duties as assigned. 

    Qualifications

    Education:

    • Bachelor’s degree in clinical laboratory technology from a program registered by the NYS office of Professions or an approved substantial equivalent as deemed by NYS.

    Experience:

    • Minimum three (3) years' experience required.
    • Procedures performed must be performed according to laboratory specifications.
    • Knowledgeable in regards to the safe handling, processing, disposal of microbiological material, and other generated bio-hazards.

    Knowledge and Skills:

    • Able to supervise others and work with limited supervision. 
    • Ability to write clear, concise reports.
    • Familiar with lab procedures, guidelines and regulations.
    • Knowledge to judge the adequacy of submitted specimens and requests additional specimens.
    • Ability to learn new procedures and master as they are added.
    • Ability to perform parasitology work including specimen processing, staining procedures, and parasite identification.
    • Understand and practice the principles of safety associated with working in a microbiology laboratory.

    Licenses, Certifications:

    • New York City Department of Health Certification as Technologist.

    Physical Requirements:

    • Position requires prolonged periods of standing, reaching, walking throughout the working day. 
    • Position will be required to stoops, bends, lifts, carry items weighing up to 75 pounds.

     

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     

    The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of The Brookdale Hospital Medical Center.

     

    BHMC is an equal opportunity employer, it is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, military status, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability or handicap or other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

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