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Salary Details: This position is a pay grade 14 on the SWD salary plan. The job code for this position is 70411
Duties & Responsibilities: The Georgia Department of Public Health is seeking a Clinical Laboratory Technologist for the Newborn Screening Unit of the Public Health Central Laboratory located in Decatur, Georgia.
Under general supervision, serves as clinical specialist in the Newborn Screening Unit of the Georgia Public Health Laboratory. Performs a wide range of laboratory tests defined as high complexity by the 1988 Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) in order to obtain date for use in medical diagnosis and treatment. Analyzes specimens, interprets and records testing results, and reports findings to designated personnel. May act as a resource or lead technologist. .
Employees may be required to regularly work on weekends and/or holidays as deemed necessary by the Georgia Public Health Laboratory.
Minimum Training & Experience: Bachelor's degree in a related science field AND Two years of experience in a clinical laboratory and Certification as a medical technologist, MT (ASCP), or equivalent certification that meets the personnel qualification requirements pertaining to "technologists" specified in the Department of Human Resources rules for licensure of clinical laboratories.
Agency Specific Qualifications and/or Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree from an accredited institution with a major in one of the chemical, physical or biological sciences, allied health science, or laboratory management
•One year of experience in performing molecular biology techniques such as extraction of DNA from clinical specimens and polymerase-chain reactions (PCR).
•One year of experience in mass spectrometry.
•Must have a good understanding of laboratory quality assurance and quality control practices.
Additional Information: In order to successfully apply for this position, please visit www.health.state.ga.us and select JOBS at the top of the webpage.
Current State employees are subject to State Personnel Administration rules regarding salary.
DPH accepts educational credential recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and/or the US Department of Education (DOE) will be considered. DPH will contact educational institutions to verify degree, diploma, licensure, etc
The candidate selected for this position may be subject to pre-employment drug screening and a criminal background check
As an employee of DPH, in the event of an identified emergency you may be required, as a tem and condition of employment, to assist in meeting the emergency responsibilities of the department
DPH is an Equal Opportunity Employer
This position is federal funded and is subject to the availability of funds
Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.
This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.
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