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Microbiologist I
State of Massachusetts | Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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Job Description

The Department of Public Health's Tewksbury Hospital is looking for a 24 hour/week Microbiologist I to join its Clinical Laboratory Team.

Tewksbury Hospital serves approximately 360 inpatients whose care is under the auspices of both the Department of Public Health and the Department of Mental Health. Tewksbury Hospital is a Joint Commission accredited long term and acute care hospital that provides comprehensive treatment, care, and comfort to adults with medical and/or mental illnesses. A full range of services are provided including 24/7 nursing, nurse practitioners, medicine, as well as psychiatric and psychological services, a six bed inpatient dialysis unit, clinical laboratory, radiology, respiratory care, nutrition, speech/language pathology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, therapeutic recreation, and pharmacy. This clinical environment is strictly governed by regulatory standards that mandate day to day interventions and services.

In addition to the main hospital site, the hospital campus is home to multiple residential 24/7 programs including programs for adults in recovery and two (2) locked young adolescent programs. These programs serve approximately 300 clients daily.

The Microbiologist I performs routine hematological, chemical and bacteriological tests on young adults, adults and geriatric adults with chronic medical and/or mental illness, and employees. Maintains the laboratory equipment used. Performs phlebotomy, as needed, on young adults, adults and geriatric adults with chronic medical and/or mental illness, and employees. Processes specimens. Utilizes the applicable modules of the Hospital Information System (HIS). Responsible for department(s)/sub-department(s) within the laboratory to include policy and procedure manual, review and tracking of quality control and corrective action, review and tracking of miscellaneous maintenance and cleaning and reporting this information to the Laboratory Supervisor. Maintains the safety of the work area. Practices standard precautions. Maintains harmonious working relations with others in a team environment. Performs job related duties as required.

Total Compensation

As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your total compensation, including:

* 75% state paid medical insurance premium


* Competitive Dental and Vision Plans


* Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs


* Low cost basic and optional life insurance


* Two ways to save for Retirement: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan


* 11 paid holidays per year and adequate Sick, Vacation and Personal Time


* Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness options


* Incentive-based Wellness Programs


* Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities


* Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program



Pre-Offer Process:

* A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori


* Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division's Hiring Guidelines



Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth's website.

HR Customer Service: 978-851-7321 x1992155

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

Minimum Entrance Requirements:

Applicants must have (A) at least two (2) years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional, or academic research experience in microbiology, molecular biology, or medical laboratory technology or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.

Based on assignment, applicants must meet related Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA) requirements for High Complexity Testing.

Incumbents may be required to have a current and valid motor vehicle driver's license at a class level specific to assignment.

Substitutions:

I. An Associate's degree in microbiology, molecular biology, biology, or medical laboratory technology may substitute for one (1) year of the required experience.

II. A Bachelor's or higher degree with a major in microbiology, molecular biology, biology, medical laboratory technology or equivalent scientific field may substitute for the required experience.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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