Prime Healthcare

Microbiology Specialist - Clinical Lab

Facility Knapp Medical Center
Location
US-TX-Weslaco
ID
2022-109650
Category
Clinical Professional
Position Type
Part Time < 60
Shift
Days
Job Type
Non-Exempt

Overview

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

 

Knapp Medical Center is an award-winning, not-for-profit hospital in Weslaco, Texas. With 227 beds, the community hospital specializes in emergency care, orthopedics, obstetrics and gynecology, wound care, surgery, cardiology, gastroenterology, critical care, and interventional radiology. Knapp serves as the only acute care hospital in the Mid-Valley area, as well as Weslaco's only Level III Trauma Center, Advanced Primary Stroke Center, and Level II Newborn Nursery. Knapp has been providing quality and compassionate healthcare to Mid-Valley residents for 60 years.  More than 300 physicians serve on the hospital's medical staff. Knapp also serves as one of the largest employers in the Mid-Valley, employing more than 450 people.  For more information, please call 956-968-8567 or visit www.KnappMed.org.

Responsibilities

Each individual performs only those waived, moderate, or highly complex tests authorized by CLIA, Bus. & Prof. Code Section 1204, and must possess a degree of skill commensurate with individuals education, training or experience and technical abilities specific in microbiology. Each individual performing the above procedures must: 1) adhere to the laboratorys procedures for the collection, processing, analysis, and reporting of patient test results, 2) follow the laboratorys established quality control policies and procedures in documenting all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratorys 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) develops and maintains department policies and procedures, 12) adheres to all department and hospital policies and procedures related to safety, infection control, emergency preparedness, and human resources, 13) competent in implementing new procedures including all required documentation 14) be responsible for supervising the daily operation of the department as Section Supervisor, 15) 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. Minimum 5 years of microbiology experience, including public health issue and reporting requirements.
  3. Previous supervisory/management experience required.
  4. 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)

 

We are an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status, disability, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or other protected characteristics. If you need special accommodation for the application process, please contact Human Resources. EEO is the Law: https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf

 

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