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Microbiology Lab Tech - Full-time

Quality is in our DNA!

East Side Clinical Laboratory (ESCL) is a full-service clinical laboratory with over 65 locations servicing Rhode Island, Southern Massachusetts, and Connecticut and their surrounding communities.​ ​

We are seeking a medical laboratory professional to join our Team!


Job Title:         Medical Laboratory Scientist/Technician – Microbiology

                        (Clinical Laboratory Scientist/Technician)

Reports to:     Microbiology Supervisor

Schedule:       Full-time, Monday through Friday 10:00am - 6:30pm, with a rotating Weekend schedule



  • Performs, reviews and reports laboratory tests that will assist in the diagnosing and treating of patients
  • Uses education and training for operating equipment and employing manual test methods.
  • Performs quality assurance and control procedures in adherence with standard operating procedures, federal, state, and CAP regulations
  • Once trained, Medical Laboratory Scientists and Medical Laboratory Technicians working at ESCL are authorized to independently process specimens, perform tests, and release results


  • Recognizes the difference between potential pathogens and normal flora for all specimen types
  • This includes recognizing the difference in media, atmosphere, and temperature requirements for each specimen type
  • Conducts quality control measures on all laboratory tests
  • Follows protocol for running controls and accepting/verifying results according to established procedures
  • Evaluates controls and recognizes discrepant control results and advises Supervisor as needed.  Records and files all data obtained. Completes scheduled instrument calibration and maintenance according to established protocol
  • Following established laboratory protocol, independently performs a variety of laboratory procedures, both manual and automated (see training checklists and direct observation checklists for detailed description of procedures)
  • Demonstrates a level of understanding of the technical and procedural aspects of laboratory testing
  • Organizes workload maximizing efficiency in processing tests
  • Analyzes and interprets results obtained within the confines of current standards of laboratory accuracy, precision and acceptability
  • Enters test results into patient’s file upon completion. Utilizes knowledge to correlate data and reviews data for unusual or unreasonable results according to established laboratory procedures
  • Brings unusual abnormal results to the attention of departmental supervisor if needed
  • Performs antimicrobial sensitivity testing when applicable and interpret results
  • In the absence or during particularly busy time periods, helps out in a laboratory aide capacity via independently obtains, receives and prepares microbiology specimens for planting, plants them and reviews specimen acceptability
  • As requested by department supervisor, may assist in training department personnel
  • As assigned by department supervisor, may participate in special projects and studies within the department.  Analyzes and tests new or improved products and procedures
  • Makes recommendations to department on status of new test procedures and/or products
  • As requested, orders and obtains supplies necessary to fulfill job assignment
  • Adheres to company and departmental safety procedures
  • In supervisor’s absence may be required to explain test results or methodologies to physicians or nursing home staff to insure proper evaluation of patient status
  • Required to work Saturday or weekend rotation as specified by departmental schedule
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


  • Medical Laboratory Technician, A.S. or Medical Technologist, B.S. or B.S. in Biological, Chemistry or Physical Science or military educational equivalent required (transcripts must be presented)
  • Registered as a Medical Laboratory Scientist/Technician by the American Society of Clinical Pathology Board of Certification or HEW certified
  • Clinical Laboratory Scientist or Clinical Laboratory Technician RI state license required.
  • Must be able to work independently in a methodical and organized fashion
  • Provide required documents as noted in ESCL Driving Policy if mobile/driving duties are assigned

Physical Demands

  • Extensive sitting, phone and computer use
  • Capable of standing continuously for up to 2 hours
  • Extend and reach with hands and arms and use hands and fingers
  • Occasionally required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel or crouch
  • May be required to lift, move and carry up to 15-20 pounds
  • Hearing acuity sufficient to effectively communicate with customers and Employees via telephone and in person
  • Ability to communicate verbally on phone and in person
  • Fluency in the English language
  • Extended hours may be required


ESCL is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  ESCL is an Affirmative Action Employer.  ESCL provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, ESCL complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. EOE/M/F/D/V. Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veteran

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