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SC Department of Public Safety Laboratory Technologist I in Richland County, South Carolina

Job Responsibilities

This position is located at the Department of Mental Health, DIS Specialty Clinic, 8301 Farrow Road, Columbia, SC 29203.

Under general supervision of the office manager, you will function as the administrative and technical personnel testing for multiple laboratory sections (hematology, chemistry, urinalysis and Immunology, stool occult and pregnancy test). Participates in laboratory surveys, and provides consultative services. Performs such activities as acquisition of lab supplies, safety/OHSA implementation and of quality control, preventative maintenance and patient results and offers technical expertise to various clinical sections as needed.

Performs and assists in the performance of all technical procedures (moderate complexity) within the section.

Receives specimens and affirms acceptability and identification. Handles/processes specimens appropriately and in a timely manner.

Responsible for recording the results of technical procedures performed on patients specimens accurately. Assists in maintaining accurate logs.

Minimum and Additional Requirements

State Requirement: An associate degree or equivalent technical training in electronics technology, biology or the natural sciences and work experience in a laboratory environment; or a high school diploma and journey-level work experience in a laboratory environment.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:**Thorough knowledge of principles, laboratory applications and information sources of medical technology. Working knowledge of both basic and advanced principles and procedures of all technical methods. ASCP (American Society of Clinical Pathology) certification..

Additional Comments

**The selected applicant should have the ability to lift up to fifty (50) pounds (more in times of emergencies), push, pull, stand, sit, bend, stoop, reach, climb two (2) or three (3) flights of stairs, tolerate noise levels, move freely in work area, and initiate CPR and BEST if needed.

Supplemental questions are considered part of your official application. Please complete the state application to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume may be attached, but not substituted for completing work history and education sections of the employment application. The employment application will be considered incomplete and not forwarded. **

The South Carolina Department of Mental Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity Agency. We provide affirmative action and equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex – including the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, national origin, age, religion, or disability.

Salary: $27,527.00 - $50,930.00 Annually

Location: Richland County, SC

Job Type: FTE - Full-Time

Job Number: 105531

Closing: 10/30/2020 5:00 PM Eastern

Class Code: ED35

Position Number: 00000000

Normal Work Schedule: Other

Normal Work Schedule (Other): Normal work schedule will be discussed during interview.

Pay Band: Band 4

Opening Date: 09/16/2020

EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer

Agency Specific Application Procedures: You must apply on-line at www.careers.sc.gov. Follow the status of your application on-line.

Agency: State of South Carolina Department of Mental Health-Inpatient Services-Psychiatric Hospitals/Programs and Nursing Homes

Address: 220 Faison Drive Columbia, South Carolina, 29203

Phone: 803-935-6030

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