Lab Associate - Microbiology - Part-Time

Job ID: J124111
Company: Jefferson Regional Medical Center
Location: Jefferson Hills, PA, United States
Facility: Jefferson Hospital
Full/Part Time: Part time
Job Type: Regular
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GENERAL OVERVIEW

Plants cultures, enters culture data into computer, processes acid-fast bacilli specimens, and prepares slides for microbiology personnel.  Performs occult blood testing and subcultures flagged, positive blood culture bottles. Responsible for answering telephone inquiries and stocking supplies.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plants cultures on appropriate media and prepares slides in accordance with departmental procedures to ensure optimum bacterial growth.
  • Logs test orders into computer to record receipt of specimens.
  • Throughout the shift, makes slides and subcultures flagged positive blood culture bottles onto selected media.
  • Orders, performs and results fecal occult blood tests.
  • Processes acid-fast bacilli specimens according to departmental procedures to prepare specimens for culturing.
  • Evaluates culture orders and specimen integrity to ensure accuracy and appropriateness of specimen testing.
  • Answers telephones and responds to routine inquiries from physicians, nurses and various hospital departments regarding culture results.  Stocks supplies. Processes and disposes of autoclaved-garbage.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum

  • High School diploma or equivalent required.

Preferred

  • Graduate of a medical assistant program or a phlebotomy program receiving a medical assistant or phlebotomy certificate preferred.

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