The Microbiologist at the Public Health – Seattle & King County Laboratory will perform and interpret large volumes of microbiological and serological laboratory tests on clinical specimens and environmental samples. Responsibilities will also include entering and recording results, and maintaining accurate records.
Who May Apply: This full-time, career service position is open to all qualified applicants.
Work Location: Harborview Medical Center, 325 - 9th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104.
Work Schedule: The normal work week is Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week. This position is subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act and is overtime eligible.
Contact: If you have questions regarding this job announcement, please call Nic Horea, Human Resources Analyst at (206)263-8736 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Examples of Duties:
Conduct and interpret microbiological and serological laboratory tests on clinical specimens and environmental samples for pathogenic bacteria, viruses, and parasites, including HIV antibody tests, syphilis serology, hepatitis serology, gonorrhea cultures, virus cultures, amplified tests for chlamydia and gonorrhea, etc.
Record, update, log, label, and enter laboratory test results into a computerized system.
Calibrate instruments and check quality control of reagents and other solutions or materials used in tests.
Bachelor's degree in microbiology, medical technology, or chemical, physical, or biological science, and one year laboratory training/experience in microbiology.
Demonstrated knowledge of relevant principles and bench-level practices of microbiology and serology; common causes of disease and methods of transmission and control of communicable diseases.
Demonstrated knowledge of procedures, principles, and protocols for detection and identification of disease agents.
Demonstrated knowledge of use and care of laboratory equipment and instruments; and laboratory hazards and safety precautions.
Demonstrated knowledge of principles and applications of quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC).
Demonstrated ability to conduct and interpret microbiological and serological laboratory tests on clinical specimens and environmental samples for pathogenic bacteria, viruses, and parasites.
Demonstrated ability to record, label, update, log, and enter laboratory test results into a computerized system; and follow safety requirements and guidelines.
Demonstrated ability to calibrate instruments and check quality control of reagents and other solution or materials used in tests.
Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality; follow written and oral instructions; prioritize workload, and meet timelines.
This selection process may include but is not limited to: evaluation of application materials and supplemental questions, testing and interviewing. For more information on our selection process, please refer to http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/jobs.aspx
Public Health relies on office automation (Microsoft Office) and web-based enabled tools, therefore candidates must be proficient and comfortable with computer use to perform functions associated with on-going work.
Regular and reliable attendance, effective communication skills, and development of effective working relationships are requirements of all Public Health positions.
Staff may be required to play a role as a first responder in the event of a Public Health emergency. NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The Prevention Division limits the use of scented personal products in order to protect fragrance sensitive employees, adherence to this policy is a condition of employment.
The selected candidate must pass a thorough background investigation.
The selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment physical.
Employees are required to protect the privacy and security of protected health information as defined in State and Federal Law
Employees are required to adhere to OSHA/WISHA guidelines including but not limited to completing their mandatory trainings on time and obtaining required immunizations.
This position is represented by PTE, Local 17. Union membership is required within 30 days.