The Microbiology Laboratory Technologist is responsible for providing the highest level of work, to ensure physicians receive the correct information to help diagnose and treat our patients. The Microbiology Lab Technologist must communicate any issues to the Microbiology Supervisor, and can volunteer solutions to these problems. The Microbiology Lab Technologist should be willing to assist the co-workers, management and physicians as needed.
- Receiving , plating, and reading cultures in a friendly and efficient manner, while still providing exceptional care. Also setting up and reading sensitivities, ensuring all test are performed and resulted on the correct.
- Maintains the equipment and performs all QC and QA testing and maintenance as prescribed on the log sheets.
- Maintains all QC logs for tests performed on urine cultures, including bench testing and sensitivity testing. Reviews all QC to ensure paperwork stays current.
- The Microbiology Laboratory Technologist is responsible for solving numerous problems that include:
- Patient’s specimen and requisition are received in the lab, but no orders are in the lab LIS system.
- Patient urine sample is received in the lab with no requisition and no orders in the LIS system
- Requisition is sent with no urine specimen.
- Reviewing the Summary report, ensuring any corrections are made, so that the doctor receives the correct report.
- Dealing with doctors or nurses when problems arise.
A bachelor’s degree in Microbiology, Biology or related science is required for microbiologists as well as 3 years of successful analytical laboratory experience. Successful microbiologists possess outstanding analytical skills and with high proficiency in mathematics.
Requirement: ASCP, MT or MLT
Preference: Experience in supervising a Microbiology Department.