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Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) Coordinator

Company: Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories
Location: Lees Summit
Posted on: May 12, 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

Basic Function and Scope of Responsibility:

The CLS Coordinator is primarily responsible for coordination of designated operations and/or projects within the clinical laboratory.

This is a full time position, scheduled for Monday-Friday, 8:00AM-4:30PM with overtime as needed.

Please note we are moving to a new facility in February 2022 and this position will be relocated to Lenexa, KS.

Essential Job Duties

  • Demonstrate outstanding competency within all trained areas of the Clinical Laboratory Scientist
  • Review test results for quality and acceptability prior to being reported to clients
  • Assist Supervisor or Manager to ensure that section procedure manuals are complete and current
  • Assist Supervisor or Manager in maintaining Quality Control for the section
  • Evaluate and maintain inventory to ensure continuous service to the clients without creating over-stock
  • Assist Supervisor or Manager in overseeing the maintenance and record keeping for all instrumentation within the section
  • Collaborate with technical supervisor in troubleshooting assays
  • Serve as the "go-to" person for testing in the section or on the designated shift
  • Work closely with supervisor/manager to ensure staffing of area is appropriate to cover service levels
  • Assist Supervisor or Manager by interacting with vendors and purchasing agents to ensure quality in supplies and reagents while meeting budgetary and service goals
  • Document and communicate performance of staff for input into the performance evaluation process
  • Monitor turn-around-time metrics and incorporate changes within section to improve workflows when appropriate
  • Identify ways to improve quality, efficiency and productivity through process improvements that employ Lean and Six Sigma efficiency and accuracy principles
  • Encourage cooperative staff performance and adherence to protocol and regulatory guideline

    Qualifications

    Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • BS or BA in biological, physical, chemical or clinical laboratory science
    • 2 years of clinical laboratory experience at a CLS level required
    • Excellent multi-tasking skills
    • Independent decision making skills
    • Knowledge of QC concepts such as Levy-Jennings graphs, Westgard rules, and statistical concepts
    • Willing to work with potentially infectious human blood and body fluids
    • Ability to work with automated and manual platforms
    • Requires flexibility in schedule, working hours and days (potentially including weekends) outside of normal schedule when necessary
    • Goal oriented, with excellent time management, organizational skills, and strong attention to detail
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to interact effectively and work efficiently with people at all levels in an organization
    • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
    • Basic level of proficiency with PC based software programs

      What We Offer

      Additional Information

      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.

      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.

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

        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.

        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 (CLS) Coordinator, Healthcare , Lees Summit, Missouri

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