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Clinical Laboratory Scientist I, II or III, or Laboratory Technician

Company: Eurofins USA
Location: Lees Summit
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

With over 30 years of specialized expertise in infectious disease, immunology and allergy testing for immunocompromised and critical patients, Viracor Eurofins is committed to helping medical professionals, transplant teams and reference labs get results faster, when it matters most. Viracor is passionate about delivering value to our clients by providing timely, actionable information - never losing sight of the connection between the testing we perform and the patients you serve.

Job Description

Viracor Eurofins is dedicated to being the leading specialty diagnostics laboratory partner in immunology, infectious disease, and allergy testing. We offer a range of unique clinical laboratory and biopharmaceutical services and provide exceptional test turnaround times. More than 4,000 healthcare providers, commercial laboratories, and biopharmaceutical companies rely on us for our unique and convenient services.

Viracor Eurofins is searching for a Clinical Laboratory Scientist I, II or III, or Laboratory Technician in Lee's Summit, MO .

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This is a Full Time position. Schedule isTue - Sat 9:00am - 6:00pm , with overtime as needed.

Please note:Viracor is relocating to our new facility in Lenexa, KS in March 2022

Clinical Laboratory Scientist I, II or IIIBasic Function and Scope of Responsibility:

The Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) performs laboratory testing, preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, calibration of equipment, quality control procedures and is responsible for the validity of test results.

Level I - Minimum
Perform laboratory assays in accordance with Viracor-IBT's standard operating procedures
Operate, calibrate and maintain all laboratory equipment and instruments according to standard operating procedures to ensure quality results
Maintain adequate inventory of supplies, reagents and materials
Accept or reject test results in accordance with standard operating procedures
Document remedial action, troubleshooting, quality assurance activities and instrument maintenance
Adhere to established processing timelines
Adhere to all quality and safety standards
Other duties as assigned by management
Level II - Fully meets the responsibilities of Level I plus the following:
General knowledge of Standard Operating Procedure writing, assay theory, and instrumentation
Orient, mentor and teach clinical laboratory methods, procedures and techniques to new Associates
Demonstrate effective teamwork skills by knowledge sharing
Take on formally assigned additional duties as a part of routine job performance
Participate on special project teams as requested by supervisory staff
Level III - Fully meets the responsibilities of Level II plus the following:
Obtain advanced knowledge of Viracor's standard operating procedures, assays, and instrumentation
Participate in troubleshooting activities in conjunction with Technical Supervisor
Volunteer to serve on various committees and panels to the benefit of the laboratory or company in general (e.g.
Safety Committee)
Laboratory Technician Basic Function and Scope of Responsibility:

The Laboratory Technician is primarily responsible for performing laboratory tests and analyses under the direction of a lab supervisor or scientist including specimen management, specimen pipetting, instrument operation/maintenance, data entry and specimen storage with a high degree of proficiency. Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Ensure all laboratory equipment and work areas are clean, sterile, and in proper working order. May be responsible for calibration of instruments. Conducts routine tasks as directed. Closely supervised with little latitude for independent judgment.

Employee Responsibilities:
Examine samples for validity and other requirements (sample type, volume, etc.)
Perform sample preparation steps which may include specimen pipetting with a high degree of accuracy and precision
Operate, calibrate and maintain all assigned laboratory equipment and instruments according to standard operating procedures to ensure quality results
Perform reagents and materials preparation for testing
Maintain adequate inventory of supplies, reagents and materials needed for testing
Document remedial action, troubleshooting, quality assurance activities and instrument maintenance
Adhere to established processing timelines
Perform data entry into the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
Label samples and deliver them to proper area(s)
Retrieve and re-file samples for testing
Properly store specimens for short term and long term storage
Aid laboratory personnel in cleaning duties
Adhere to all quality and safety standards, as well as ensuring compliance with all applicable regulatory agencies
Adhere to policies and protocols in the lab
Work closely and communicate with other lab associates to complete daily activities efficiently
Represent department and the organization favorably and in accordance with established Company standards and associate attributes at all times
Other duties as assigned by management

Qualifications

The Ideal Clinical Laboratory Scientist Candidate would possess:

Level I - Minimum
BS or BA in biological, physical, chemical or clinical laboratory science 1 year of pertinent laboratory experience
Willing to work with potentially infectious human blood and body fluids
Ability to work with automated and manual platforms
Must possess skills required for aseptic techniques
Intermediate level of proficiency with PC based software programs
Demonstrates a high level of integrity and honesty in performing tests, documenting test results and maintaining patient, client, employee and laboratory business confidentiality
Excellent verbal & written communication skills
Analytical judgment, problem solving skills, accuracy and strong detail oriented
In California, must be licensed by the state of California Department of Public Health as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist
Level II - Fully meets the qualifications of Level I plus the following:
Minimum of 2 years of clinical laboratory experience
Level III - Fully meets the qualifications of Level I plus the following:
Minimum of6 years of clinical laboratory experience
In California, a minimum of 1 year experience in a donor testing laboratory or high complexity manual STAT lab
The Ideal Laboratory Technician Candidate would possess:
BS or BA in biological, physical, chemical or clinical laboratory science Experience or formal training in working with potentially infectious human blood bodily fluids
Ability to work with automated and manual platforms
Must possess skills required for aseptic techniques
Intermediate level of proficiency with PC based software programs
Ability to read, interpret, and comply with documents such as internal SOPs, operating and maintenance instructions, and company policies
Position may require evening and weekend hours
Goal oriented, with excellent time management and organizational skills
Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to interact effectively and work efficiently with people at all levels in the organization
Excellent verbal & written communication skills
Keenly attentive to detail
Ability to keep sensitive information confidential
Intermediate level of proficiency with PC based software programs, with database skills and 1 year data entry experience preferred

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.Viracor Eurofins is committed to promoting an equal employment opportunity workplace environment and is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the Company that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship, pregnancy, genetic information (GINA), disability, military and/or veteran status, and/or any other status protected by applicable Federal, state, or local law. The Company's policy is to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer all employment-related matters on the basis of an individual's qualifications, abilities and efforts without regard to protected status. Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

Physical Requirements:

Physical dexterity sufficient to use hands, arms, and shoulders repetitively to operate a keyboard and other office equipment, use a telephone, access file cabinets and other items stored at various levels, including overhead

Ability to speak and hear well enough to communicate clearly and understandably with sufficient volume to ensure an accurate exchange of information in normal conversational distance, over the telephone, and in a group setting

Ability to continuously operate a personal computer for extended periods of time (4 or more hours)

Mental acuity sufficient to collect and interpret data, evaluate, reason, define problems, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, make valid judgments and decisions

The essential physical and mental requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

What we offer:

As a Eurofins employee, you will become part of a company that has received national recognition as a great place to work. We offer excellent full-time benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, life and disability insurance, 401(k) with company match, paid holidays and vacation, personal days, and dental and vision options.

To learn more about Viracor Eurofins, please visit the following websites http://www.viracor-eurofins.com and www.eurofinsus.com .

Eurofins is aM/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

Keywords: Eurofins USA, Lee's Summit , Clinical Laboratory Scientist I, II or III, or Laboratory Technician, Healthcare , Lees Summit, Missouri

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