AIDS Healthcare Foundation

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Medical Laboratory Technologist

Medical Laboratory Technologist

Req No 
2017-6876
Job Locations 
US-FL-Fort Lauderdale
Category 
Public Health
Type 
Regular Full-Time

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WHO WE ARE

AMAZING INDIVIDUALS WORKING FOR POSITIVE PEOPLE at AIDS Healthcare Foundation!

Does the idea of doing something that really makes a difference in people’s lives while being well-compensated intrigue you? Are you looking to work for an organization that encourages growth and success from each and every one of its employees?

If so, AIDS Healthcare Foundation is the place for you!

Founded in 1987, AIDS Healthcare Foundation is the largest specialized provider of HIV/AIDS medical care in the nation. Our mission is to provide cutting edge medicine and advocacy, regardless of ability to pay. Through our healthcare centers, pharmacies, health plan, research and other activities, AHF provides access to the latest HIV treatments for all who need them.

AHF’s core values are:
• Patient-Centered
• Value Employees
• Respect for Diversity
• Nimble
• Fight for What’s Right
 
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Summary:
Under the general direction of the Senior Progam Manager, the Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT), utilizes independent judgment, performs both routine and complex laboratory procedures including: result reporting, quality control and quality assurance, equipment maintenance, and trouble shooting. The technologist may also function as a supervisor, educator and/or researcher of new test methods and procedures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Medical laboratory technician will work in a moderately-complex clinical laboratory. At career entry, the MLT will be able to perform routine clinical laboratory tests done in hematology, immunohematology, microbiology, immunology and coagulation. The MLT must be licensed in the state of Florida in accordance to regulations outlined by the Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel. She/he will have gained basic laboratory skills required for entry-level positions in these and other emerging laboratory fields, such as molecular diagnostics. The responsibilities of the MLT are as follows:

  • Public Health Division Duties
  • Oversee daily operations of an Abbott i1000sr and Cepheid Infinity-80 analyzers
  • Decisions concerning sample collection and handling
  • Daily instrument maintenance and quality control
  • Sample testing
  • Collection and interpretation of data
  • Maintenance of accurate records and reporting of data
  • Knowledge of critical values
  • The level of analyses performed may range from point of care testing to complex testing, involving all major areas of the clinical laboratory.
  • The MLT will have diverse functions in areas of pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical processes.
  • Ensure laboratory meets or exceeds all State and Federal regulatory requirements as outlined in the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA).
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
This position has supervisory responsibilities.

 

Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:
B.S. Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology or with equivalent education/work
experience. Individuals qualifying for this position with an Associate’s Degree must have certification as either a Medical Laboratory Technologist or a Clinical Lab Technician (CLT). Certification status will be verified, determined and tracked by the laboratory.
Required – Bachelors of Science degree from U.S. accredited college or university
Required – Current Florida license as a Laboratory Technologist as outlined in 64B3-5.003 of the Florida Administrative Code

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION
Required—Current licesure in the state of Florida as a Medical Laboratory Technologist
Required—Registry eligible, ASCP or equivalent. Successful completion of MLT registry within 6 months of eligibility of hire. Continuing education to maintain registry/licensure is required.
Preferred—MLT(ASCP) or equivalent. Registry/Licensure in a specialty area will be considered. Continuing education to maintain registry/licensure is required.
Required –Graduate of accredited school of Clinical Laboratory Science.
Preferred –1-2 years of experience as Medical Laboratory Technician
 
Computer/Software Skills & Abilities:
Basic knowledge of Laboratory Information Systems (LIS)
Familiarity with Abbott Architect i1000 prefered
Familiarity with molecurlar diagnostics plateforms
Familiarity with High Complexity CLIA laboratory requirements.

 

We at AIDS Healthcare Foundation believe that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status or disability. The right of equal employment opportunity extends to recruiting, hiring selection, transfer, promotion, training and all other conditions of employment.