This position will be responsible for performing clinical diagnostic testing under general supervision in a high-complexity laboratory at the Georgia Department of Public Health in Decatur, GA.
Responsibilities • Handle, receive, and process patient specimens;
Adhere to and follow laboratory established procedures for processing, analyzing and reporting patient samples; • Familiarity with CLIA guidelines; • Decontaminate workspaces, including biological safety cabinets and other items associated with processing and analysis activities;
Perform nucleic acid extraction work;
Use real-time PCR techniques to identify pathogens; • Analyze and interpret results; • Perform data entry utilizing computerized or computer-linked systems;
• Adhere to QA/QC requirements in accordance with the laboratory quality management systems, as specified by state and federal licensure laws; • Maintain documentation of records demonstrating compliance with applicable training/retraining, competencies, and document reviews; • Maintain equipment and instruments and the appropriate documentation • Properly dispose of biohazardous waste; • Restock and maintain inventory of necessary supplies;
Bachelor’s degree or higher in Medical Technology, Microbiology or a related science area from an accredited college or university
One year of experience with real-time PCR and aseptic techniques
One year minimum of laboratory bench experience (Unpaid college coursework does not apply for this requirement)
Ability to work flexible hours
Current certification as a Medical Technologist or Medical Laboratory Scientist (ASCP or equivalent) is given preference but not required
Internal Number: CLT ATL
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