Lab Technician I (Immunology)

Genova Diagnostics - Duluth, GA (30+ days ago)3.3


Work Hours: 8:00AM-4:30PM; Monday-Friday

Position Summary:
The Lab Technician I will process and analyze patient samples, monitor QC, ensure all instruments are maintained properly, and enter patient results in their department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following,

Technical

Perform department procedures and demonstrate sound laboratory techniques.
Must have read and follow Departmental SOPs.
Demonstrates proficiency in judging acceptability of quality control results.
Communicates sample issues within and outside the department to support proper client communication.
Participates in internal and external proficiency testing.
Demonstrated proficiency in performing maintenance on equipment in the department.
Other

Achieve training goals as established by Human Resources.
Understand and follow all safety rules and regulations.
Assists supervisor and assistant supervisor in daily operations of the department.
Daily, weekly, and monthly maintenance on all department instruments.
Assists in evaluation and development of new procedures.
Participates in training of new employees.
Applies Genova value statements and Quality Principles to their work.
Works closely with all other lab personnel.
Other job duties as assigned.

Education and/or Experience:
This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in a Biological or Chemical Science from an accredited institution, a degree in Medical Technology or a MLT Certification. No previous experience is required however prior clinical experience is desirable. Candidates must be an excellent problem solver, detail oriented, self-motivated, and a good team player.

Computer Skills:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to learn and utilize the laboratory information system.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job while wearing the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment. On occasion the individual may be called upon to handle biological specimens. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to touch, handle, or feel objects; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must be able to work in an environment containing biohazards, toxic chemicals, pungent odors, corrosive acids, noise, sharp objects, and other normal hazards found in the clinical laboratory. Laboratory safety measures are in place and protective equipment provided to help minimize possible exposure to these environmental risks.