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Clinical Laboratory Scientist I, II or III (TEMP)

Company: Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories
Location: Lees Summit
Posted on: May 11, 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, in Lee's Summit, MO .

This is a Temporary position (December 20, 2021 - June 30, 2022). Schedule is Tue - Sat 2:30am - 9:00pm, 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 III Basic 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)


        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 of 6 years of clinical laboratory experience
            • In California, a minimum of 1 year experience in a donor testing laboratory or high complexity manual STAT lab

              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 a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

Keywords: Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories, Lee's Summit , Clinical Laboratory Scientist I, II or III (TEMP), Healthcare , Lees Summit, Missouri

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