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Laboratory Scientist/Certified/UKHC

Company: University of Kentucky
Location: Lexington
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Posting Details
Posting Details Job Title Laboratory Scientist/Certified/UKHC

Requisition Number RE31997

Working Title Laboratory Scientist/Cert - Clinical Micro Lab

Department Name H3200:Laboratory Services

Work Location Lexington, KY

Grade Level 11

Salary Range $26.00-45.70/hour

Type of Position Staff

Position Time Status Full-Time

Required Education BS

Click here for more information about equivalencies: http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/equivalencies

Required Related Experience No experience required.

Required License/Registration/Certification Certification

Physical Requirements Regular use of computer workstation and repetitive motion. Occasional standing or walking with objects up to 10 pounds. Occasional exposure to cuts/punctures and burns and regular exposure to blood borne/airborne pathogens.

Shift Various

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.

Given the COVID -19 pandemic, and the need to protect our university community including our students, staff, faculty and visitors, the University of Kentucky is requiring COVID -19 vaccination for all new hires prior to starting employment. Therefore, as of October 18, 2021, all new hires prior to their first day of employment must submit appropriate documentation showing, i) completion of the first vaccination against COVID -19, or ii) completion of the full vaccination series against COVID -19, or iii) approved exemption (medical contraindications or a sincerely held religious belief) through the formal exemption process from the COVID -19 vaccination requirement. For those employees who have completed the first vaccination against COVID -19 prior to their first day of employment, the second vaccination (if applicable) must be completed following the vaccination recommended schedule to be considered fully vaccinated.

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 06/23/2022

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.

Keywords: University of Kentucky, Lexington , Laboratory Scientist/Certified/UKHC, Healthcare , Lexington, Kentucky

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