The primary purpose of the Laboratory Technician Microbiology position is to provide a variety of laboratory support services of routine and a complex nature, under the direction of the Chief Technologist, Section Head, or Professional Staff. Maintains inventory of media, gas tanks and maintains QC logs of compliance and non-compliance media. Sets up bacteriology cultures, Microscan panels, loads Bactec blood culture bottles into Bactec FX. Autoclaves, performs spore tests, handles hazardous chemical waste, and contacts EOHSS for pickup of chemical waste.
Minimum of Associate’s Degree in a Hospital laboratory related science required. Three (3) years of related laboratory experience is preferred. One (1) year of which should be in a health care environment is preferred. Ability to read, write, speak and understand, or communicate in English sufficiently to perform job duties. Additional years of related lab experience may be substituted for the degree on a year for year basis.
Credential required: Associate’s Degree
Primary verification source: University Hospital's designated Background Check Company
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Position requires sitting, standing and walking two-thirds (2/3) of the time. Must have the ability to lift up to ten (10) pounds one-third (1/3) of the time.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Moderate noise level.
University Hospital offers a competitive salary & comprehensive benefits package. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. For more information, visit www.uhnj.org/hrweb.