Medical Laboratory Scientist II - 64003898

State Of Florida Jacksonville , FL 32202

Posted 4 weeks ago

Requisition No: 280882

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST II - 64003898

Position Number: 64003898

Salary: $1,191.87 - $1,311.06 Biweekly

Posting Closing Date: 12/23/2020

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH - OPEN COMPETITIVE

Bureau of Public Health Laboratories

Jacksonville Laboratory

HIV Division

$1,191.87 - $1,311.06 Biweekly

Job Title: MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST II 186362)

Requisition ID: 280882

Position Number: 64003898

Closing Date: 12/23/2020

DESCRIPTION

Incumbent will be responsible for conducting statewide laboratory tests for the HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) antibody, preparing data for computer entry, and assisting with quality control measures in laboratory procedures.

Accessions and conducts testing on all specimens submitted for HIV diagnostic (Antibody Detection) and disease management testing. Primary responsibility is accessioning and shipment of public and private samples as directed by the Retrovirology Supervisor.

Accessions and ships eligible HIV-2 NAT (Nucleic Acid Testing) specimens to New York's designated HIV-2 Lab. Conduct's HIV-1 NAT testing as needed by APHL (Association of Public Health Laboratories) (surge capacity) or if funding is obtained.

Routinely searches HIV-2 logs for eligible specimens. Maintains logs & prepares New York's Lab shipping manifests.

Collates data from test sources and provides appropriate billing information for submission by the word processing system operator supervisor to the laboratory billing office.

Participates in training to update technology on a regular basis.

Assist in special research studies, including data management and conduct tests in an appropriate manner.

Perform related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES

Knowledge of terminology, principles and techniques used in analysis and testing.

Knowledge of procedures, techniques & equipment used in lab testing and analysis.

Skill in the use of lab equipment.

Ability to communicate effectively.

Ability to work independently.

Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.

Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE

1 year minimum.

PREFERRED EDUCATION

AA/AS (MLT) or BS

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

State of Florida Clinical Laboratory License Chapter 483 F.S. and Rule 64B3 F.A.C.

NOTE

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health. If you are looking to establish a successful career in the Health Care Field, you have come to the right place.

Many of our innovative and successful health programs are recognized throughout the State of Florida. We hope you decide to join our team!

We request that all applications be completed with People First - no faxed or mailed applications to the agency. Experience, education, and/or training used to meet the minimum qualifications and in response to the qualifying questions must be verifiable through information contained in your application.

When completing the online application, all gaps of employment or education greater than 90 days starting from high school must be explained (approximate date, month, and year) identifying company name or if unemployed. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please be advised:

NOTE: Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process.

This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check.

Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website: http://www.sss.gov

If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.

The successful candidate will be required to complete the Form I-9 and that information will be verified using the E-Verify system. E-Verify is operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment eligibility.

"Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days."

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS HAVE RECENTLY CHANGED.

To obtain revised and updated information on Veterans' Preference documentation requirements, click here. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, applicants eligible for Veterans' Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.

However, applicants claiming Veterans' Preference must attach supporting documentation with each application submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. Applicants may also fax their supporting documentation to People First at 1-888-403-2110.

Florida has the third largest population of veterans in the nation with more than 1.5 million service men and women. The Florida Department of Health (department) is committed to serving members of the United States Armed Forces, veterans and their families by encouraging them to apply for vacancies that fit their area of knowledge and/or expertise.

Through the Departments VALOR program, which expedites licensing for military veterans, the Department also waives initial licensing and application fees for military veterans who apply for a health care professional license within 60 months of an honorable discharge. These initiatives help ensure that the transition from military service into the workforce is as smooth as possible and reflects our appreciation for the dedication devoted to protecting our country.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS' PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans' Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.

Candidates claiming Veterans' Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. Veterans' Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

Nearest Major Market: Jacksonville



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Medical Laboratory Scientist II - 64003898

State Of Florida