The Clinical Laboratory Scientist I performs laboratory analysis on clinical specimens using established laboratory procedures. The Clinical Laboratory Scientist I duties will include but are not limited to; processing of specimens, performance of moderate, and highly complex analytical testing, establishing, performing and documenting quality assurance, quality control, equipment maintenance, and accurately documenting all work performed under the direction of the Laboratory Medical Director. As a Clinical Laboratory Scientist I, you will recognize and resolve problems using good laboratory practices. Essential Duties
(include but are not limited):
- Perform laboratory tests, procedures, and analyses according to the laboratory's standard operating procedures.
- Perform, review, and document laboratory quality control procedures.
- Operate, maintain, and troubleshoot laboratory equipment.
- Prepare reagents required for laboratory testing.
- Identify and troubleshoot basic problems that adversely affect test performance.
- Review, interpret, and approve patient results as needed.
- Assist with mentoring new laboratory personnel on current and new procedures, as needed.
- Maintain sufficient inventory of laboratory supplies for daily operations.
- Participate in testing and validation of new laboratory equipment and procedures, as needed.
- Maintain stringent standards for quality, identifying any issues which might adversely impact the quality of test results and/or employee safety, and communicating these to the appropriate management representatives as necessary for resolution.
- Manage daily test processing needs along with project needs in a high quality, efficient and effective manner.
- Communicate effectively with ability to maintain open communication with internal employees, managers, and customers, as needed.
- Participate in quality assurance and inspection preparation activities.
- Integrate and apply feedback in a professional manner.
- Participate in continuing education and staff meetings. Responsible for own professional development.
- Meet productivity and TAT expectations.
- Work as part of a team.
- Multi-task and be flexible with tasks and schedules.
- Excellent attention to detail.
- Effective written and verbal communication skills.
- Uphold company mission and values through accountability, innovation, integrity, quality, and teamwork.
- Demonstrate adaptability by embracing changes in the laboratory with a positive attitude.
- Support and comply with the company's Quality Management System policies and procedures.
- Maintain regular and reliable attendance.
- Act with an inclusive mindset.
- Work a designated schedule.
- Ability to work overtime, as needed.
- Ability to lift up to 40 pounds for approximately 25% of a typical working day.
- Ability to work seated for approximately 50% of a typical working day. Ability to work standing for approximately 50% of a typical working day.
- Ability to work on a mobile device, tablet, or in front of a computer screen and/or perform typing for approximately 75% of a typical working day.
- Ability to perform technical work up to 95% of a typical working day and administrative work up to 5% 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 use various types of laboratory equipment and perform repetitive motions.
- Ability to comply with any applicable personal protective equipment requirements.
- Comply with safety and hazard regulations as outlined in the clinical laboratory safety manual.
- May be exposed to hazardous materials, tissue specimens, blood or blood products and instruments with moving parts, lasers, heating and freezing elements, and high-speed centrifugation.
- Observe principles of data security and patient confidentiality. Maintain ethical standards in the performance of testing and in interactions with patients, co-workers, and other health care professionals.
- Travel between Madison Laboratory locations may be required.
- Associate degree in a laboratory science (chemical or biological science) or medical laboratory technology from an accredited institution or equivalent laboratory training and experience as defined:
- 60 semester hours or equivalent from an accredited institution that, at a minimum, includes either 24 semester hours of medical laboratory technology courses, OR 24 semester hours of science courses that include six semester hours of chemistry, six semester hours of biology, and 12 semester hours of chemistry, biology, or medical laboratory technology in any combination.
- Authorization to work in the United States without sponsorship.
- Demonstrated ability to perform the Essential Duties of the position with or without accommodation.
- Professional working knowledge of local, state, and federal laboratory regulations.
- Bachelor's degree in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science or medical technology from an accredited institution.
- For degrees not in those listed above: 90 semester hours which must include 16 semester hours in chemistry (6 of which must be in inorganic chemistry); 16 semester hours in biology courses; and 3 semester hours of math.
- Experience in molecular testing.
If you need any assistance seeking a job opportunity at Exact Sciences, or if you may require a reasonable accommodation with the application process, please call our Recruitment Coordinator at 608-535-8841 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other status protected by applicable local, state or federal law. Applicable portions of the Company's affirmative action program are available to any applicant or employee for inspection upon request.
- Location: US - WI - Madison
- Type: Full time