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Medical Technologist Tampa Florida

Tampa, FL 33601

Job Type: Laboratory Jobs Job Number: CO427

Job Description

REF: CO427 Medical Technologist Molecular Science Tampa, FL

Full time and permanent night shift position

 Tue-Sat from 7pm -3:30 am shifts.

Purpose of role: The role of Medical Laboratory Scientist/Molecular Technologist I, II, Sr., is to perform DNA processing and high complexity molecular testing as well as review results from molecular testing of human (patient) specimens under CLIA/CAP and other regulatory guidelines. They perform patient testing utilizing the molecular workflows associated with the relevant clinical diagnostic assays.


Reporting to: Laboratory Manager/Supervisor Work Status: Non-Exempt/Hourly

Technical Requirements: 

Candidates must qualify as testing personnel per CLIA and CAP guidelines. At a minimum, they must:

•          Have a Bachelor’s Degree in science, (e.g. biology, molecular biology, genetics, or chemistry) laboratory science, medical laboratory technology from an accredited university with the required blend of medical laboratory technology and science.

•          Preferred: MLS, MT, or MB(ASCP) certification.

•          Must have or be eligible for a FL Medical Technologist license.

•          Formal technical requirements may also include:

  • MD or DO with a current medical license; OR
  • Doctoral degree in clinical laboratory science, chemical, physical or biological science; OR
  • Master's degree in medical technology, clinical laboratory, chemical, physical, or biological science; OR
  • Bachelor's degree in medical technology, clinical laboratory, chemical, physical or biological; OR

Core Competencies:

•          Productivity

•          Technical

•          Work Environment/Safety

•          Quality

•          Sense of Urgency

•          Managing Performance

Skill requirement:

•          Ideal candidates will have:

  • Experience processing human samples in a high throughput clinical laboratory.
  • Familiarity with molecular biology laboratory testing and analysis.
  • A knowledge of Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) and other laboratory regulatory requirements.
  • Experience with LIS and LIMS laboratory tracking systems.
  • Experience troubleshooting laboratory processes and procedures.
  • Knowledge and experience processing samples using automation solutions and liquid handling robots.
  • Experience in understanding, following, and creating standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience contributing in a high functioning team setting.
  • Proficiency in office productivity software such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

•          Medical Laboratory Scientist/Molecular Technologist I – a minimum of 1-3 years in a clinical laboratory setting.

•          Medical Laboratory Scientist/Molecular Technologist II – a minimum of 3 – 5 years’ experience in a clinical laboratory setting.

•          Lead/Sr. Medical Laboratory Scientist/Molecular Technologist – a minimum of 6 years’ experience in a clinical laboratory setting as an MLS, MT, or MB (ASCP). Also meets qualifications of General Supervisor per CLIA.

Key Responsibilities/Tasks:

•          Process test specimens through DNA extraction, testing, QC and reporting. Perform test processes either manually or with automation as required.

•          Performs the high-complexity molecular testing of human specimens with careful attention to detail while adhering to the quality systems protocols (SOPs) and safety requirements.

•          Provides workflow-related technical guidance to group members and communicates workflow insights to the Product Development team.

•          Monitors accuracy and performance of laboratory testing.

•          Promotes a high-performance, production-minded, positive work environment.

•          Participate in laboratory process improvement initiatives as required.

•          Maintain and clean the laboratory and laboratory equipment as needed.

•          Perform additional tasks as required.


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Meet Your Recruiter

Chelsey Opalenik
Healthcare Recruiter

Chelsey is a healthcare recruiter who understands the importance of finding the best long term fit for her candidates! She is happy to help you navigate the job search and listen to what you are truly looking for in your next career move. She knows that finding a new job can be overwhelming, so she prioritizes making the process as smooth and stress free as possible for you! Chelsey joined KA Recruiting after graduating from Wellesley College with her Bachelors Degree in Psychology and Public Health and now has been part of the team for over two years. When not helping you find your next job, Chelsey can be found baking cinnamon rolls, taking spin and yoga classes, and exploring new cities and restaurants with her friends. 
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