Medical Technologist Assoc
Posted on: September 15, 2018
Job Overview Covance is hiring a Medical Technologist II to join their global Flow Cytometry team in Indianapolis, IN. First Shift - Tuesday through Saturday. Flow Cytometry experience is preferred, but not required. Learn cutting edge technology and work with top talent in your field with a global leader! Incumbent performs established procedures for clinical testing as required in all assigned laboratory disciplines. Incumbent is responsible for analyzing specimens whose results are then reported to the sponsor --- Perform assigned clinical laboratory testing accurately and in a timely manner, under the supervision of a qualified Technologist. o Resolve pendings. Retrieve and check specimens against pending list. Document specimen discrepancies. Notify laboratory management when specimen discrepancies are not resolved. o Prepare workstation and instrumentation for the assigned testing. o Properly handle specimens and independently resolve technical specimen issues in preparation for analysis and specimen storage. Contact internal customers for clarification as needed. o Operate instruments to perform testing in accordance with established written procedures. o Performs routine testing and calculations as required. o Resolve routine and non-routine assay problems. --- Ensure the validity of test results through the performance of established quality assurance and quality control procedures, under the supervision of a qualified Technologist. o Perform experiments, as scheduled, for evaluation of new Calibrator and/or QC lots. Summarize results of investigations and compile data for review by management. o Document quality control results. Interpret quality control results according to Westgard rules or other established departmental procedures, and accurately document biases, warnings, and violations of control rules. o Document corrective action for unusual occurrences (e.g. QC violations, instrument related problems). o Analyze proficiency testing survey samples as patient specimens. --- Reagents/Materials/Supplies: o Receive, open and place in service all reagents/materials according to SOPs. o Prepare and properly label reagent, quality control, calibrator material. o Document implementation of new reagents/materials according to SOPs. o Perform parallel testing, linearity's, stability, other quality control practices needed to ensure validity of material prior to being placed into service. o Perform inventory control of supplies and reagents as approved by management. --- Result Entry (Auto-verification and manual entry; performed under the supervision of a qualified Technologist) o When data is manually entered (e.g. QC, patient data) ensure peer review is performed and documented prior to the release of results. o Prepare proper documentation of test results and enter into the information system. o Generate an appropriate audit trail for all activities o Document and communicate any result reporting problems or inconsistencies to laboratory management. o Complete testing within the expected turn around time to meet customers' expectations. --- Ensures maintenance of instruments and equipment is performed according to manufacturer and SOP requirements, and documented according to SOP. o Calibrate instruments, equipment, and/or assays as required and document. o Perform basic instrument and equipment troubleshooting. o Perform pipette calibrations and document according to SOP. o Notify laboratory management when an instrument or equipment does not meet specifications. Comply with regulatory guidelines and Covance Standard Operating (SOPs) at all times. --- Comply with regulatory guidelines and Covance Standard Operating (SOPs) at all times. o Individual is responsible for maintaining his/her complete up-to-date training file, and is accountable for correcting any deficiencies found in his/her training file. o Individual is responsible for ensuring he/she is trained, and training is documented prior to performing a task. o The individual successfully completes, as scheduled, competency assessment, and ensures competency testing documentation is provided to management for review/retention. o Competently performs department duties as set forth in the department training checklist(s). o Attends, as scheduled, department, mandatory, and other meetings and training as required according to training matrices. --- Demonstrate proficiency in applicable computer systems and software. --- Adheres to established Safety policies and Universal Precaution guidelines at all times. Maintains a clean, organized and safe work environment. Minimizes biohazard waste. Cleans workstation and materials daily. --- Takes action for the department when additional responsibilities and opportunities are presented. --- Provide laboratory management with a report of activities upon request Education/Qualifications Individual must qualify as testing personnel under the following CLIA 1988 and New York State Department of Health requirements: Associates Degree in Medical Technology OR Bachelor's degree in a chemical, physical or biological science from an accredited college or university OR --- 90 semester hours from an accredited institution that include the following: 1) 16 semester hours of biology courses, which are pertinent to the medical sciences 2) 16 semester hours of chemistry (at least 6 semester hours of Inorganic Chemistry) 3) 3 semester hours of math Experience At least 1 year of laboratory experience as a Medical Technologist.
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