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Laboratory Scientist/UKHC

Lexington, KY 40507
Job Title Laboratory Scientist/UKHC
Requisition Number RE24421
Working Title
Department Name H3200:Laboratory Services
Work Location Lexington, KY
Grade Level 09
Salary Range $19.66-31.91/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

None

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 to blood borne/airborne pathogens.

Shift

40 hours/week with some rotating shift requirements and on-call responsibilities.

Job Summary

Support COVID testing in the Microbiology Lab.

The Laboratory Scientist will be primarily responsible for the processing and workup of blood cultures and other cultures. 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 and reporting positive blood cultures, performing multiplex and routine molecular assay, media QC and monitor/stock supplies, and reporting routine cultures.

The CAP-Accredited Laboratory at the University of Kentucky showcases the use of state-of-the-art instrumentation and technology.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

This position requires excellent written, verbal, interpersonal and 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.
BSMT preferred.

Deadline to Apply 09/14/2020
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.

Categories

Posted: 2020-09-08 Expires: 2020-10-08

Career Employment at UK

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