JOB PURPOSE: The Clinical Laboratory Technologist II is primarily responsible for performing all functions as relate to high complexity testing as well as running low complexity testing platforms.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Include but are not limited to the following: (Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs)
Perform all functions related to high complexity testing and run low/moderate complexity testing platforms
Responsible for specimen processing, test performance, and reporting test results
Adhere to laboratory’s policies and procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results
Responsible for processing proficiency testing samples in the same manner as patient specimens
Adhere to laboratory’s quality control policies, document all quality control activities, perform instrument and calibrations and maintenance
Identify problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and either must correct the problems or immediately notify the general supervisor, technical supervisor, or director
Follow the laboratories established policies and procedures and document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications
Package and ship category B specimens
Adhere to HIPAA compliance, laboratory safety and OSHA policies and procedures
Attend and participate in departmental and team meetings
Understand and be able to identify the location of laboratory manuals SOPs, Policy and Procedure, Proficiency Testing, Quality Control, etc.
Understand all policies and procedures as they relate to quality control (QC): reagent storage/stability, calibration schedule/requirements, QC protocol/QC Action Log, review QC/test results, corrective action, etc.
Utilize the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to order or delete tests, receive specimens, batch specimens, receive results from instruments, verify results, enter comments, look up test results, reprint test results, etc.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Punctual, honest, and trustworthy
Able to work with minimum supervision – a self-motivated, driven individual who can work on own initiative and as part of a team
Able to learn and assimilate new information quickly
Basic understanding of human genetics
Strong sense of urgency and problem solving skills
Ability to work in a fast paced environment with strong attention to detail and organizational skills
Demonstrate commitment to strategic business goals and objectives (TAT, precision reporting, etc.)
Knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel) and Adobe DC programs
Knowledge of Laboratory Information Management Systems
Demonstrate commitment to strategic business goals and objectives (TAT, new product launches, precision in reporting, etc.)
BA or BS or Masters in biological sciences, chemistry, or mathematics
2-4 years of documented experience within a clinical laboratory
MB (ASCP) certification required with maintenance
Laboratory Knowledge: Understand scientific principles behind laboratory testing; understands own job requirements and impact on the organization.
Behave Ethically: Understand ethical behavior and business practices and ensure own behavior and the behavior of others are consistent with these standards and align with the values of the organization.
Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization.
Communication: Speak, listen, and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
Client Service: Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of internal staff and external clients to meet or exceed their expectations within the organizational parameters.
Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
Judgement: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization.
Organization: Set priorities, develop a task list, monitor progress towards goals, and track details/data/information/activities.
Proactive Planning: Determine strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results.
Problem Resolution: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve problems.
Adaptability: Demonstrate flexibility in the face of change and project a positive demeanor at all times.
Technical Skills: Display proficiency in using standard office and standard molecular biology lab equipment. Must be able adapt quickly to new technology and easily acquire new technical skills.
Additional Salary Information: Neg. based off of education and experience, or combination thereof.
Internal Number: PGX2502
About Premier Genomics
Premier Genomics is committed to advancing the field of personalized genetic medicine by offering cutting-edge genetic screening services to help practitioners and their patients in pursuit of tailored treatment and optimized, personalized health care. We work together with patients and their insurance providers to help ensure that access to these important genetic tests does not cause patients financial hardship.