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Laboratory Associate I, Bureau of Public Health Clinics

Community Organizing, Constituent Services & Community Programs, Health with NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)

Employment Type and Schedule Full-time

Salary $45,445 - $50,000 per year

Work Location Manhattan

Last Updated Last updated 1 day ago

Description Description

The Bureau of Public Health Clinics (BPHC) has a mission to improve the sexual heath of all New Yorkers.

To achieve this goal, the Bureau provides 1) direct clinical services to people seeking sexual health care and 2) services for sexual partners.

The BPHC operates 8 sexual health clinics (SHCs) throughout New York City (NYC) and a telemedicine hotline. SHCs have been at the front line for many activities centered on ending the epidemic of HIV/AIDS in New York City.

The bureau is seeking to hire a Laboratory Associate assignment level I.

Duties will include but not be limited to:

Perform CLIA waived rapid testing for patients in the limited laboratory.

Obtain, label, package, and store patient(s) blood specimens appropriately.

Maintain phlebotomy and laboratory area before and after each use by utilizing infectious and safety control protocols.

Obtain, label, package, and store patient(s) blood specimens appropriately.

Participate in internal and external proficiency testing.

Instrument and equipment maintenance.

Monitor storage and testing areas’ temperatures for designated rooms, refrigerators, and incubators.

Maintaining the required laboratory documentation.

Notifying the laboratory technologists /supervisors of any problems that may affect the quality, accuracy and /or precision of a test result.

Assists supervisor with other appropriate tasks, as needed.

Requirements Requirements

High school diploma or its equivalent and:

1. One year of appropriate full-time experience or training in a biological, chemical, or clinical laboratory; or

2. Eight credits, including laboratory coursework, in biology, chemistry, or medical technology, from an accredited college or university; or

3. A satisfactory equivalent combination of (1) and (2) above. However all candidates must have a high school diploma or its equivalent.