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MyFlorida MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST II - 64026353 in TAMPA, Florida

MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST II - 64026353

Date: May 10, 2024

Location:

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The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on our E-Verify Website (http://www.dms.myflorida.com/workforce_operations/human_resource_management/for_job_applicants/e_verify) .

Requisition No: 828959

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST II - 64026353

Pay Plan: Career Service

Position Number: 64026353

Salary: $1,668.89 - $2,094.80 Biweekly.

Posting Closing Date: 05/31/2024

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FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH - OPEN COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITY

Bureau of Public Health Laboratories

Tampa Laboratory

Salary: $1,668.89 - $2,094.80 Biweekly.

SALARY WILL BE BASED ON CURRENT STATE EMPLOYMENT AS WELL AS SKILL AND EXPERTISE

Your Specific Responsibilities:

This is a responsible professional position assigned to the Microbiology Section. The incumbent serves as the assistant to the supervisor of the section. All testing is done according to written protocol and the incumbent must possess at least a current State of Florida clinical laboratory technician's license. Duties are performed under general supervision and entail considerable independent judgment. This position has On-Call Assignment responsibilities.

Performs complex diagnostic bacteriological testing on human specimens and animal specimens, for the evidence of infectious disease agents. Identifies organisms submitted by other laboratories. Records and numbers of specimens received and reports findings, maintains records of tests performed, collects data, compiles statistics and submit monthly reports to administration, concerning numbers and kinds of tests performed. Maintains a perpetual inventory of expendable laboratory supplies.

Removes the brain from animals to be tested for rabies and prepares and examines it for the presence of rabies virus, using fluorescent microscopy and other staining techniques. Respond to On-Call requirements during weekend or holiday hours as needed to perform rabies testing.

Assists the supervisor with planning and organizing the work of the section.

Perform quality control testing on all media, bio-chemicals and anti-sera used in the identification of all bacteria. Perform proficiency testing on specimens provided by C.A.P. and the Central Laboratory. Keep temperature records of refrigerators, incubators and freezers used by the section.

Serves as Safety Officer for the laboratory. As such, maintains an up-to-date version of the laboratory’s safety protocol and hazardous communication plan, investigates accident reports, and assures that staff are trained according to the requirements of the Department, the Florida Department of Labor and OSHA and monitors compliance.

Perform related duties as required.

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.

Qualifications:

Minimum - Bachelor of Science , One year of experience, Current Florida Clinical Laboratory Public Health, Medical Laboratory Technologist/ Technician license or the ability to get the license within 90 days.

Florida Department of Health Mission, Vision, and Values:

Mission:

To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.

Vision:

To be the Healthiest State in the Nation.

Values:

I nnovation: We search for creative solutions and manage resources wisely.

C ollaboration: We use teamwork to achieve common goals & solve problems.

A ccountability: We perform with integrity & respect.

R esponsiveness: We achieve our mission by serving our customers & engaging our partners.

E xcellence: We promote quality outcomes through learning & continuous performance improvement.

Where You Will Work:

Tampa, Florida

The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:

  • Annual and Sick Leave benefits.

  • Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year.

  • State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options.

  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions

    (For more information, please click www.myfrs.com );

  • Flexible Spending Accounts.

  • Tuition waivers.

  • And more!

    For a more complete list of benefits, including monthly costs, visit www.mybenefits.myflorida.com .

    Please be advised:

    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. Any misrepresentations or omissions will disqualify you from employment consideration. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety-sensitive positions.

    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.

    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 Department's 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. Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements. 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 clickinghere (http://www.dms.myflorida.com/content/download/97612/566545) . All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

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