Prime Healthcare

Microbiology Specialist I

Facility Lower Bucks Hospital
Location
US-PA-Bristol
ID
2022-103157
Category
Clinical Professional
Position Type
Part Time < 60
Shift
Days
Job Type
Non-Exempt

Overview

Join an award-winning team of dedicated professional committed to our core values of quality, compassion and community! Lower Bucks Hospital, a member of Prime Healthcare, offers incredible opportunities to expand your horizons and be part of a community dedicated to making a difference.

 

Lower Bucks Hospital is an acute care, community hospital serving the Lower Bucks County region with medical, surgical, and emergency care. The hospital is part of Prime Healthcare's Pennsylvania Region. Prime Healthcare Pennsylvania Region includes Roxborough Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia, Lower Bucks Hospital in Bucks County, and Suburban Community Hospital in Montgomery County.

 

Prime's hospitals in Pennsylvania are certified by The Joint Commission as Primary Stroke Centers and have won multiple awards through Healthgrades and the Get With The Guidelines Quality Achievement Awards though the American Heart Association. Our hospitals offer medical, surgical, and emergency care, which includes diagnostic radiology, lab services, behavior health, heart care, rehabilitation, family medicine, wound care, and residency programs.

Through high quality medical care, educational programs, and community outreach services, our hospitals treat all members of our communities with respect and compassion. For more information, visit www.lowerbuckshosp.com.

Responsibilities

Each individual performs those waived, moderate, or highly complex tests authorized by CLIA, Bus. & Prof. Code Section 1204, and must possess a degree of skill commensurate with individual's education, training or experience and technical abilities. Each individual performing the above procedures must: 1) adhere to the laboratory's procedures for the collection, processing, analysis, and reporting of patient test results, 2) follow the laboratory's established quality control policies and procedures in documenting all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications, 3) be capable of identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance and either correct the problem or immediately notify your immediate supervisor, Director, or Medical Director, 4) perform a wide variety of microbiology procedures requiring independent judgment in performing high complexity testing in both manual and automated methods, 5) perform testing procedures in other areas of the department for which licensed and competency demonstrated, 6) perform and document maintenance daily, weekly, monthly, or as needed on instruments and equipment as appropriate, 7) review the accuracy of patient results prior to releasing or reporting, 8) recognize age specific differences in expected results for newborns to geriatrics, 9) ensure that the testing of proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient samples and that collaboration with other laboratories is prohibited prior to the reporting of proficiency testing results to the appropriate agencies, 10) may be required to perform venipuncture or capillary puncture on various age groups from newborn to geriatrics, 11) assist in the development and maintenance of laboratory policies and procedures, 12) adheres to all department and hospital policies and procedures related to safety, infection control, emergency preparedness, and human resources, 13) may be assigned responsibility for the operation of the micro department during their shift, as Micro Tech in-charge if supervisor is unavailable, 14) other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned by the department manager/director.

Qualifications

Education and Work Experience

  1. Possession of a current and valid state Clinical Laboratory Scientist license or limited state Clinical Laboratory Scientist license as a Microbiologist Specialist if the laboratory is located in a state where required.
  2. CLS/MT generalist with 1-yr microbiology experience or Microbiologist Specialist preferred.
  3. Bachelor's Degree in chemical, physical, biological science, or Medical Laboratory Technology from an accredited institution, or other educational requirements as stated in CLIA (42 CFR 493.1489)

 

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