1+ months

Laboratory Scientist on call

Lexington, KY 40507
Posting Details

Job Title Laboratory Scientist on call
Requisition Number DU04683
Department Name H3200:Laboratory Services
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range $19.66 - $31.20
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status On Call
Required Education
Required Related Experience
No experience
Required License/Registration/Certification
Physical Requirements
The position requires periods of standing and sitting for stretches of time. It also requires light lifting of objects up to 10 lbs.
This On Call position hours are primarily third shift rotating weekends also other shifts as needed.
Job Summary
The Laboratory Scientist will be primarily responsible for the processing and workup of blood cultures and other cultures on night shift and other shifts as needed. 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, 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
The candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in Medical Lab Science, Microbiology, or Biology with at least one course in Microbiology and previous experience in a clinical microbiology laboratory.
Deadline to Apply 06/01/2022
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.


Posted: 2022-03-16 Expires: 2022-06-17

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Laboratory Scientist on call

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