The Clinical Microbiology Laboratory at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a full-time Clinical Laboratory Technologist to join our team. The Microbiology laboratory performs routine diagnostic testing in the areas of Bacteriology, Mycology, Virology (including SARS-CoV-2 testing), Molecular Microbiology and Serology.
The successful candidate will:
Determine the acceptability of specimens for testing according to established criteria.
Maintain a working knowledge of standard instrumentation and methodology used in Clinical Microbiology.
Perform clinical laboratory procedures, examinations and tests in accordance with laboratory Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and policies.
Report accurate and timely test results in order to deliver quality patient care.
Notify necessary personnel of critical results.
Demonstrate and maintain technical proficiency in all areas of assigned responsibility.
Maintain understanding of all procedures used in the assigned laboratory section(s), and significance of normal and abnormal results.
Perform quality control (QC) checks, maintenance, and troubleshooting of standard instrumentation and methodologies.
Participate in proficiency testing (PT) surveys as assigned.
Identify problems that may adversely affect test performance or results and notifies supervisory staff.
Assist in the evaluation of new equipment, reagents and methodologies as necessary, under the direction of laboratory leadership.
Train newly hired personnel when necessary.
Check inventory levels to maintain stock as needed.
Adhere to all safety and state/federal regulatory requirements.
Maintain strict patient confidentiality (HIPAA) at all times.
Report problems to laboratory management as appropriate.
Perform other duties as assigned by supervisors.
Day or evening shifts available
Paid time off
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:
An approved COVID-19 vaccination.
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Bachelor’s degree in clinical laboratory technology from a program registered by the New York State (NYS) Office of Professions or an approved substantial equivalent as deemed by NYS.
NYS Clinical Laboratory Technologist License issued by NYSED or eligible to apply for license.
1+ year experience in Molecular Microbiology, Virology, and/or Serology preferred, but new graduates are welcome to apply.
Formally known as The State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, but better known to our patients and Brooklyn neighbors as SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, we are older than the Brooklyn Bridge. We trace our roots back to 1860, when a school of medicine was founded at the Long Island College Hospital. The new college’s faculty revolutionized medical education in this country by bringing the teaching of medicine to the hospital bedside, thus rejecting the idea that physicians should be trained exclusively in university lecture halls.
Today, SUNY Downstate is one of the nation's leading urban medical centers. SUNY Downstate comprises a College of Medicine, School of Health Professions, College of Nursing, School of Graduate Studies, School of Public Health, and University Hospital of Brooklyn.
University Hospital of Brooklyn is the borough's only hospital located at an academic medical center. As such, it offers the most advanced and comprehensive care in Brooklyn. Many of its physicians are regularly rated among the best in New York City. Some are known throughout the world.
SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University enters the new century with... a renewed dedication to serving the people of Brooklyn through its three-fold mission of education, research, and patient care.