Description of Work
- This is a REPOST. Previous applicants are still being considered and do not need to reapply.*
This is a Medical Laboratory Technologist II position that provides support to the Enteric bacteriology bench within the NCSLPH Microbiology Unit. This position is responsible for microbiological and molecular biological testing techniques, as well as specimen accessioning, processing, LIMS based results reporting, and maintenance of testing area. Strict adherence to technical standard operating procedures is required. This position entails a high degree of accuracy, attention to detail, and flexibility in workflow and assignments. This position will be responsible for record keeping compliance with CLIA guidelines. Working independently and with a team is required. The successful candidate will:
- Assist with and perform Enteric bacteriology specimen identification for Campylobacter spp., E. coli 0157, Shigella, and foodborne disease agents including Staph aureus and Bacillus cereus, and Salmonella Typhi and other Salmonella.
- Use traditional methods such as culture, phenotyping, serotyping, and molecular methods such as PCR, MALDI-tof, and WGS (whole-genome sequencing).
- Cross-train across several laboratories within the Microbiology Unit (Bacteriology, Parasitology, Mycology) and assist with the routine workload as well as cover for those labs when the Medical Laboratory Specialist is absent.
- Work in Biosafety level 2+ laboratories using proper containment techniques and personal protective equipment (PPE).
- Be responsible for quality control and quality assurance for work performed, and utilize standard operating procedure manuals for each assay performed. Maintain organization of testing area, perform instrumentation preventative maintenance, and manage inventory of laboratory supplies and reagents.
- Provide consultation to physicians, epidemiologists, nurses, and other laboratorians, and input demographic and result data into the laboratory information system.
Salary Grade: GN10
Recruitment Range: $39,611-$41,616
Exam Plan: 20-05104
About the Division of Public Health and the State Laboratory of Public Health
The NC Division of Public Health (DPH) works to promote and contribute to the highest possible level of health for the people of North Carolina – Everywhere, Everyday, Everybody.
At the State Laboratory of Public Health (NCSLPH), we provide medical and environmental laboratory services such as testing, consultation, and training, to public and private health provider organizations responsible for the promotion, protection, and assurance of the health of North Carolina citizens. The NCSLPH serves the entire state as a reference laboratory for difficult, unusual, or otherwise unavailable laboratory procedures and assist in the development, evaluation, and standardization of medical and environmental laboratory testing procedures. We provide training and consultation to improve and assure quality services in other laboratories and certify milk and water laboratories and milk analysts. Visit our website at http://slph.ncpublichealth.comxqttzadavcxcbszsqyautyfrbst to learn more.
Campus Amenities and Benefits at the State Laboratory of Public Health
- 220,000 square feet state-of-the-art facility
- Plentiful Free Parking
- Easy access to highways (70, 40 and 440), NC Museum of Art, Umstead State Park, healthcare providers, & shopping centers
- Fitness area with exercise equipment, classes, and wellness activities
- Patio Dining with Umbrellas
- Weekly Food Trucks, including Double Food Truck Fridays
- Car Cleaning and Detailing Services On-site bimonthly
- Annual Flu Shot Clinic for Employees and Families
- Monthly and quarterly career development classes, including opportunities for traveling
- Library of academic journals and materials on-site
- Employee Engagement and Staff Development Activities
- NCSLPH Employee Recognition Programs
- State Health Plan and State of NC Employee Benefits
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
To receive credit for all of your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form. Any information listed under the text resume section or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit. Qualified candidates must document on the application that they possess all of the following:
- Experience with general laboratory equipment.
- Experience in classic and clinical microbiology procedures and processes.
- Experience with the safe handling of potentially infectious materials.
- Experience using a LIMS based results reporting system.
- Experience using Microsoft Office applications (e.g. Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word).
- Ability to work well independently or with a team.
- The successful candidate must meet the CLIA '88 requirements for high complexity testing personnel.
- Experience in a microbiology.
- Experience with molecular techniques.
- Demonstrated skill in clear, concise, and professional communication.
- Ability to perceive colors normally and for any eyesight deficiencies to be correctable.
- Capable of light work duties involving walking, standing, stooping, bending, reaching, and lifting to 30 pounds.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor's degree in medical laboratory technology, chemistry or a biological science from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of experience in a medical laboratory in the assigned area;
Associate's degree in medical technology from an appropriately accredited institution and three years of medical laboratory experience;
Completion of a certified laboratory assistant course in medical technology or a comparable course from an appropriately accredited institution and four years of medical laboratory experience;
an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Supplemental and Contact Information
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) selects applicants for employment based on job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, political affiliation or political influence. Pre-Employment criminal background checks are required for some positions.
Division of Public Health (DPH) main locations, including their grounds, are tobacco-free as outlined in the Tobacco-free Campus Policy. All tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, e-hookahs, "vape products" and all smokeless tobacco products, may not be used in the indicated areas. For more information, please see the policy and FAQ posted here: http://publichealth.nc.gov/employees/
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