We are currently searching for a Medical Technologist to provide support to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This opportunity is a full-time position with MSC, and it is on-site in Bethesda, MD.
Duties & Responsibilities
- 50%: Maintain the equipment, space, and test methods used in DLM in support of the Clinical Center’s Special Clinical Studies Unit (SCSU):
- Perform laboratory procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses; report and maintain records of patient test results.
- Monitor, troubleshoot, and initiate or take corrective action to maintain testing supplies, reagents, and equipment.
- Follow the laboratory’s established policies and procedures when test systems are not within the laboratory’s established acceptable levels of performance.
- Identify problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results; correct problem or notify staff; document all corrective actions taken.
- Communicate and consult with pertinent medical personnel regarding collection procedures; troubleshoot any problems with the specimen or documentation.
- Perform and document all quality control activities, instrument calibrations and maintenance preformed.
- Perform proficiency testing in the same manner as patient specimens.
- Maintain records of instrument failure, troubleshooting and QC.
- Organize daily work based on priorities and needs of the laboratory and patients.
- Perform inventory of reagents and supplies as required.
- Collaborate with staff to evaluate new techniques; perform comparative studies with older technology; perform evaluations to determine new guidelines.
- Comply with accrediting and inspections agency requirements participating in activities associated with the laboratory accreditation process.
- 25%: Coordinate various student functions in DLM:
- Collaborate with DLM and University of Maryland (UMD) staff to facilitate the annual medical technology student training program.
- Collaborate with staff to develop a program in DLM which assists both DLM and non-DLM allied health professionals to prepare for and obtain their ASCP Specialist in Microbiology certification, SM(ASCP).
- 25%: Coordinate speciality microbiology and DLM reference laboratory testing services:
- Collaborate with staff to support procurement activities for the existing and any future microbiology and DLM specialty reference laboratory contracts. Note: this requirement does not apply to the main DLM reference laboratory contracts which are managed by a certified FAC-COR Level II federal employee.
- Prepare and process microbiology and DLM specialty reference laboratory sample, paperwork and packaging according to the various needs of each reference laboratory.
- Maintain the necessary hazardous packing and shipping training certifications, as needed.
- Perform ordering and result uploading into the medical record, as needed, for non-interfaced microbiology and DLM reference laboratory test results.
- Bachelor’s degree in a science related discipline.
- Certification as MT(ASCP), M(ASCP), or SM(ASCP) preferred.
- Minimum three (3) years of experience in clinical Microbiology preferred.
- At least one (1) year of experience in BSL2+ or BSL3 laboratory procedures preferred.
- Ability to lift 10 – 30 pounds.
- Excellent hand-eye coordination.
- Strong communications skills, both oral and written.
- Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.
Due to our contractual requirements, to be eligible for this role, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at time of hire.Company Description
We are a trusted government partner that blends deep domain expertise with advanced technologies to help our customers solve complex problems that improve, protect, and save lives. As a rapidly growing company, we combine entrepreneurial spirit, customer focus, and an outcomes-based approach to support agency missions in health IT, life sciences, public safety, and grants management.
The Dovel Family of Companies offers employees an opportunity to advance beyond a specific role or contract, we offer a path to develop an enriching career. We believe in empowering a culture of innovation, customer success, and employee growth.
What you’ll get…
- Time Off! Flexible schedules and company paid holidays allow you to take the time you need.
- Investment in YOU! 401(K) company contributions are yours to keep with no waiting period.
- Choices! Unique healthcare plans to choose from with options like fertility and orthodontia benefits.
- Discovery! With our tuition assistance and training programs, we support your career advancement.
- Tax Savings! Enroll in pre-tax Health or Dependent Care Flexible Spending, HSA with company contributions, parking, and/or transit commuter benefits.
- Support! Working parents and busy professionals – we’ve got you covered with a supportive culture, confidential Employee Assistance Program and a membership to Care.com.
- Perks! Employee discounts, peer recognition programs, company-wide wellness challenges, and fun community events.
- A Voice! A unique culture where you can influence decisions and have your voice heard.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status.