Clinical Laboratory Technician
A biotech company located in Fayetteville, Arkansas is seeking a Clinical Laboratory Technician. This biotech company specializes in novel biomarker diagnostics for at-home cancer screening. The Clinical Laboratory Technician will assist with analyzing clinical laboratory specimens following standard methods and procedures. Experience in ELISA based assays is a must.
Maintain laboratory records.
Must always be accessible onsite. Provide direct communication with other personnel and consultation to resolve technical problems in accordance with policies and procedures.
Responsible for ensuring that acceptable levels of analytical performance are maintained on a day-to-day basis. Perform and review quality control (QC) daily. Report out of range QC to supervisor immediately.
Ensure that test results are completed accurately and delivered to providers in a timely manner. Responsible for ensuring that no patient results will be reported until all corrective actions have been taken and the test system is properly functioning.
Responsible for the daily surveillance of QC program;
Responsible for notifying General Supervisor of problems encountered during the operation of the department. Ensure that technical decisions (i.e. changes to control ranges, etc.) are approved by the General Supervisor before changes are made. Keep the General Supervisor informed regarding all problems affecting the technical operation of the laboratory.
Performs routine testing on clinical samples.
Responsible for other duties as requested by administration, General Supervisor and Laboratory Director.
Comfortable delivering results in both a team setting and independently where identification of problems adversely affecting test performance or result reporting are of critical importance.
Responsible for accurate specimen processing, test performance, and reporting of test results in a timely manner.
Ensure all laboratory procedures are followed for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results.
Adhere to internal quality control policies and document all quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance performed.
Document all clinical work appropriately within the guidelines of internal policies.
Ensure all equipment is functioning properly by performing daily and weekly maintenance.
This job operates in a professional office and laboratory environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as laptop computers, smartphones, automated liquid handlers, and standard laboratory equipment.
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 performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time temp to hire position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 2:00 pm to 10 p.m. Overtime and weekend work may be required. Work hours may change based on company needs. There will be a two week training period where tech will need to work M-F 9:00am-5:00pm.
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in clinical laboratory science, medical technology, or chemical, physical, or biological science; OR Associates degree in medical laboratory technology and two years laboratory training or experience, or both, in high complexity testing laboratory.
Prior ELISA and pipetting experience
Preferred Education and Experience
one year of training and experience in high complexity testing clinical laboratory
Experience using, trouble-shooting, validating, and qualifying laboratory automation equipment.