Summary of Major Responsibilities:
The Clinical Laboratory Associate is responsible for assisting the clinical laboratory scientists and supporting the daily operations of the clinical laboratory.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Perform equipment maintenance according to the laboratorys standard operating procedures (SOPs).Maintain sufficient inventory of material, supplies, and equipment in the laboratory.Perform sample intake, unpacking, processing, and accessioning of incoming clinical samples.Initiate outbound communication to internal or external customers to resolve issues related to samples or sample information received in the laboratory.Manage ribonucleic acid (RNA) sample inventory.Assist with the preparation of reagents, sample processing, and plate assembly. Create sample batches, print labels, and label tubes and plates.Clean glassware, racks, and other laboratory supplies.Respond to temperature alerts and generate reports using the wireless temperature monitoring system; perform a root cause analysis of deviations and implement a resolution, as needed.Ensure on-time calibration of laboratory equipment.Accurately document and maintain all records for equipment and instruments.Assist with organizing and maintaining personnel and training documents.Abide by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and other state, federal, international, and regulatory guidelines.Perform quality assurance activities; including, but not limited to, internal audits and inspection preparation.Identify process improvement opportunities and report to laboratory management.Expand job knowledge by participating in continuing education opportunities; including, but not limited to, meetings and webinars.Set-up the liquid handling robots and assist with automated procedures using the robots.Author, revise, and review SOPs, as needed.Lead and/or participate in projects under the supervision of a clinical laboratory scientist (CLS) or supervisor while maintaining quality and efficient workflow of daily duties.Ability to analyze issues and troubleshoot or escalate, as needed.Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.Ability to learn and follow written procedures.Strong attention to detail and quality orientated. Uphold company mission and values through accountability, innovation, integrity, quality, and teamwork.Support and comply with the companys Quality Management System policies and procedures.Regular and reliable attendance. Ability to work designated schedule and adapt to changes in workflow.Ability to work weekends, as needed.Ability to work overtime, as needed.Ability to lift up to 40 pounds for approximately 5% of a typical working day.Ability to work on a mobile device, tablet, or in front of a computer screen and/or performing typing for approximately 50% of a typical working day.Ability to grasp with both hands; pinch with thumb and forefinger; turn with hand/arm; reach above shoulder height.Ability to comply with any applicable personal protective equipment requirements.May perform repetitious actions using lab tools.Use of various chemicals may be used to perform duties.
Minimum QualificationsAssociates Degree in Life Sciences or related field as outlined in the essential duties; or High School Diploma/General Education Diploma (GED) and 2 years of relevant experience as outlined in the essential duties in lieu of Associates s Degree.1+ years of experience in a laboratory or production work environment.Demonstrated ability to perform the Essential Duties of the position with or without accommodation.Authorization to work in the United States without sponsorship.Preferred QualificationsBachelors Degree in Life Sciences or related field as outlined in the essential duties.Experience maintaining inventory or resources in an organized manner.Experience working in a high-volume laboratory or production work environment.Knowledge of quality control.Working knowledge of clinical laboratory regulatory requirements.#LI-RB1
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