Medical Technologist I - Genomics - First Shift - Rotate Weekends

Covance Inc Located in: Indianapolis,  Indiana
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Covance is hiring a Medical Technologist I to join their global team in Indianapolis, IN.

 

The Medical Technologist I is responsible for the following:

  • Perform assigned clinical laboratory testing accurately and in a timely manner
  • Resolve pendings and prepare workstation and instrumentation for the assigned testing.
  • Properly handle specimens and independently resolve technical specimen issues in preparation for analysis and specimen storage.  
  • Operate instruments to perform testing in accordance with established written procedures.
  • Performs routine testing and calculations as required.
  • Resolve routine and non-routine assay problems. 
  • Ensure the validity of test results through the performance of established quality assurance and quality control procedures.
  • data for review by management.
  • Document quality control results. . 
  • Document corrective action for unusual occurrences (e.g. QC violations, instrument related problems).
  • Analyze proficiency testing survey samples as patient specimens.

Reagents/Materials/Supplies:

  • Receive, open and place in service all reagents/materials according to SOPs.
  • Perform inventory control of supplies and reagents as approved by management.

Result Entry (Auto-verification and manual entry).

  • When data is manually entered (e.g. QC, patient data) ensure peer review is performed and documented prior to the release of results.
  • Prepare proper documentation of test results and enter into the information system.
  • Generate an appropriate audit trail for all activities.
  • Document and communicate any result reporting problems or inconsistencies to laboratory management.
  • Complete testing within the expected turnaround time to meet customers’ expectations.
  • Ensures maintenance of instruments and equipment is performed according to manufacturer and SOP requirements, and documented according to SOP.
  • Perform basic instrument and equipment troubleshooting.
  • Perform pipette calibrations.
  • Notify laboratory management when an instrument or equipment does not meet specifications.
  • Comply with regulatory guidelines and Covance Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) at all times.

Training

  • Individual is responsible for maintaining his/her complete up-to-date training file.
  • The individual successfully completes, as scheduled competency assessment.
  • Competently performs department duties as set forth in the department training checklist(s).
  • May assist in training new employees and follows-up to ensure training is understood.
  • Attends, as scheduled, department, mandatory, and other meetings and training, as required according to training matrices.
  • Work to achieve partnership with both internal customers and external clients by:
  • Pull data in a timely manner for review by QA and external clients.
  • Contribute to the provision of accurate verbal or written response to internal QA and client audit findings. Coordinate, where needed, with other resources to resolve issue. 
  • Researches and prepares a response following investigation for quality purposes.  Coordinate, where needed, with other resources to resolve issue. 
  • Research and respond in a timely manner to internal customer inquires regarding status of test results, retrieval of samples for testing/storage, and other needs.
  • Understand department metrics and goals.
  • demonstrate proficiency in applicable computer systems and software.
  • Adheres to established Safety policies and Universal Precaution guidelines at all times. Maintains a clean, organized and safe work environment. 
  • Minimizes biohazard waste. 
  • Cleans workstation and materials daily.
  • Takes action for the department when additional responsibilities and opportunities are presented.
  • Provide laboratory management with a report of activities upon request.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Associate’s Degree in medical laboratory testing.

Preferred

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Technology, Clinical Lab Science, Chemical, Physical or Biological Science from an accredited college or university and one year training and/or experience in the specialty in which testing is to be performed. Training should be equivalent to that received in a school of Medical Technology.

Or

  • Completion of an Accredited Clinical Laboratory Training Program or 1 year documented laboratory training or experience in the specialty that testing is to be performed (along with 90 semester hours from an accredited institution) that include: 16 hours of biology pertinent to the medical sciences and 16 hours of chemistry with 6 hours of Inorganic Chemistry and 3 hours of math.

One year training and/or experience in the specialty in which testing is to be performed is highly preferred.

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CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS

COMPANY INFORMATION

Covance Inc. is proud to be the only drug development company with a full range of research and development services—from lead optimization, to commercialization and life cycle management. Covance, headquartered in Princeton, NJ, is the drug development business of LabCorp with global operations in more than 30 countries.

JOB INFORMATION

Seniority Level:
Experienced - Not Management
Function:
  Medical Technologist
Preferred Industry Background:
 
Managing a team of:
N/A
Required Travel:

Base Salary:
Confidential
Bonus:
Benefits:
Other Compensation: