Laboratory Scientist/Certified/UKHC

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

ID: 7062581
Posted: December 4, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Physical Requirements
The position requires regular use of computer workstation and repetitive motion. Also, the position requires periods of standing and sitting for stretches of time. It also requires light lifting of objects up to 10 lbs.

The hours for this 1.0 FTE position are primarily day shift 7:00a-3:30p with rotating weekends. This position will also fill in other shifts as needed.

Job Summary
The Laboratory Scientist, certified will be primarily responsible for the workup of cultures, molecular microbiology testing and specialty lab testing.

The Laboratory provides services to all aspects of this Level I trauma center and throughout the healthcare enterprise, including solid organ and bone marrow transplant, KY Children’s Hospital, and Markey Cancer Center.

This position is also responsible as needed for specimen processing, specimen triage, order processing, rapid and stat testing, gram staining, performing multiplex and routine molecular assay, media QC and monitor/stock supplies, and reporting routine and digital cultures.

The candidate will also perform special projects as assigned. The CAP-Accredited Laboratory at the University of Kentucky showcases the use of state-of-the-art instrumentation and technology.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
This position requires excellent written, verbal, interpersonal, problem solving skills and good keyboarding skills. The candidate must demonstrate the ability to multi-task and work as part of a team.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
A Bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Science or Microbiology and previous experience in a clinical microbiology laboratory preferred.

Deadline to Apply 12/11/2019
University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.


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