Long Beach: MICROBIOLOGIST I-III
Long Beach Public Health Lab
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Performs technical procedures for the detection, isolation and identification of infectious disease agents, including emerging pathogens; Performs screening and supplemental tests on blood specimens for detection of sexually transmitted diseases, HIV, hepatitis viruses and other infectious diseases; Performs moderately complex clinical testing including clinical chemistry, toxicology, hematology and blood lead; Examines food and water samples for detection of microbiological pathogens; Performs clinical testing including clinical chemistry, toxicology, hematology and blood lead; Implements and/or performs molecular diagnostic techniques to provide more sensitive and specific results; May perform chemical analysis of environmental samples when required; Validates and interprets scientific laboratory test data, keeps records and prepares routine reports; Enters patient information and test results in automated lab data system and compiles statistics; Utilizes independent action and judgment in resolving equivocal or indeterminate results; Performs quality control and quality assurance procedures; Complies with safety rules and regulations while working in the laboratory; Assists in orientation of new staff members, other department staff and in lab presentations for outreach; Undertakes special training for new procedures and assists in the development of procedure manuals for use by other staff; Performs preventive maintenance procedures on equipment and instruments; Troubleshoots equipment problems using manuals and/or telephone consultations with equipment representatives; for additional examples duties please see the classification specification: Microbiologist I-III.
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