San Francisco: Microbiologist I

San Francisco PHL


Job Description

The San Francisco Department of Public Health (DPH), Disease and Prevention Control Department is accepting applications in class 2463 Microbiologist I to work for the San Francisco Public Health Laboratories. Under general supervision of the Laboratory Director, the 2463 Microbiologist I conducts bacteriologic, parasitologic, serologic and related laboratory tests and examinations. The essential functions of the Microbiologist I include, but are not limited to the following: Microbiologist I duties:

  • Performs qualitative and quantitative diagnostic sample analysis on human specimens, food sources and products, or environmental samples, utilizing serologic, molecular, agglutination and biochemical testing methods for the detection of bacterial, parasitic or viral infections and exposures;

  • Monitors and evaluates conditions of specimen and test materials for adherence to laboratory procedures and best practices;

  • Prepares specimens and performs microscopy in the examination of slides of smears, cultures and concentrates of acid-fast bacilli. Perform drug-susceptibility testing for Mycobacterium tuberculosis and other organisms;

  • Tabulates and maintains accurate records of laboratory tests and submits detailed paper or electronic reports to appropriate submitters. Maintain organizational policy of patient confidentiality;

  • Maintains inventory of laboratory supplies and reagents including inspection and documentation of received shipments;

  • Performs routine equipment maintenance and document records including daily checks, calibration, quality controls, and troubleshooting measures;

  • Maintains professional communication with technical support, coworkers, and internal and external clients including, patients, physicians, and other clinical laboratory personnel;

  • Participate in professional development and education opportunities if available;

  • Performs proficiency testing in accordance to federal regulation;

The Microbiologist I also performs other related duties as assigned.


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