Utilizes validated laboratory processes to conduct analysis of patient specimens using microbiology and molecular diagnostic technology leading to a disease diagnosis.
Develop work schedules for Microbiology and Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory.
Conduct, review, and report molecular diagnostic tests.
Perform managerial responsibilities include supervise Lab Tech I and II personnel, coordinate with Head of Microbiology to develop strategic plans and processes for section, teach, train, and provide feedback to laboratory personnel, inventory management, and Quality System Management.
Verify and document findings.
Perform special projects and diagnostic research as determined by Head of Microbiology and Molecular Diagnostics.
Recognizes, documents, and provides input to correct substandard quality.
Develops worksheets for patient specimen and coordinates activities with the BVCDNA Diagnostic section with Head of Microbiology.
Develops work schedules, trains new laboratory personnel.
Operates sensitive scientific equipment during the analytical process.
Verifies Laboratory Technician I & II personnel test results and documents findings in laboratory information management system.
Minimum Education Requirements:
Master of Science degree in a related field of work.
Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements:
Two years of related work experience.
Pleasant, proactive personality with the ability to handle demanding situations, quickly adapt to address changing circumstances and personalities, and work as an individual or team
Excellent communication, interpersonal, supervisory, multi-tasking, and organizational skills
Problem solving ability to troubleshoot deficiencies, identify corrective actions, evaluate new processes and materials/equipment, implement plans, and develop preventive actions
Alertness, initiative, memory for verbal and written directions and details, analytical ability
Ability to plan and make decisions often without instruction or supervision
Proficient computer skills, internet research, and the use of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Google Docs or equivalent and email.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Along with the application, the following items must be included:
Letter of application describing training and work experience
Copies of transcripts
Breathitt Veterinary Center participates in the DHS E-verify program.
For best consideration, please submit a completed application along with all required materials by February 17, 2023. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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