Covance

  • Medical Technologist Assoc

    Job Location(s) US-IN-Indianapolis
    Job Number
    2018-23709
    Job Category
    Medical Writing
    Position Type
    Full-Time
  • Job Overview

     

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

     

    First Shift - Tuesday through Saturday.

     

    Flow Cytometry experience is preferred, but not required. Learn cutting edge technology and work with top talent in your field with a global leader!

     

    Incumbent performs established procedures for clinical testing as required in all assigned laboratory disciplines. Incumbent is responsible for analyzing specimens whose results are then reported to the sponsor

     

    Perform assigned clinical laboratory testing accurately and in a timely manner, under the supervision of a qualified Technologist. o Resolve pendings. Retrieve and check specimens against pending list. Document specimen discrepancies. Notify laboratory management when specimen discrepancies are not resolved.

    o Prepare workstation and instrumentation for the assigned testing.

    o Properly handle specimens and independently resolve technical specimen issues in preparation for analysis and specimen storage. Contact internal customers for clarification as needed.

    o Operate instruments to perform testing in accordance with established written procedures.

    o Performs routine testing and calculations as required.

    o Resolve routine and non-routine assay problems.

     

    ♦ Ensure the validity of test results through the performance of established quality assurance and quality control procedures, under the supervision of a qualified Technologist. o Perform experiments, as scheduled, for evaluation of new Calibrator and/or QC lots. Summarize results of investigations and compile data for review by management.

    o Document quality control results. Interpret quality control results according to Westgard rules or other established departmental procedures, and accurately document biases, warnings, and violations of control rules.

    o Document corrective action for unusual occurrences (e.g. QC violations, instrument related problems).

    o Analyze proficiency testing survey samples as patient specimens.

     

    ♦ Reagents/Materials/Supplies: o Receive, open and place in service all reagents/materials according to SOPs.

    o Prepare and properly label reagent, quality control, calibrator material.

    o Document implementation of new reagents/materials according to SOPs.

    o Perform parallel testing, linearity’s, stability, other quality control practices needed to ensure validity of material prior to being placed into service.

    o Perform inventory control of supplies and reagents as approved by management.

     

    ♦ Result Entry (Auto-verification and manual entry; performed under the supervision of a qualified Technologist) o When data is manually entered (e.g. QC, patient data) ensure peer review is performed and documented prior to the release of results.

    o Prepare proper documentation of test results and enter into the information system.

    o Generate an appropriate audit trail for all activities

    o Document and communicate any result reporting problems or inconsistencies to laboratory management.

    o Complete testing within the expected turn around time to meet customers’ expectations.

     

    ♦ Ensures maintenance of instruments and equipment is performed according to manufacturer and SOP requirements, and documented according to SOP. o Calibrate instruments, equipment, and/or assays as required and document.

    o Perform basic instrument and equipment troubleshooting.

    o Perform pipette calibrations and document according to SOP.

    o Notify laboratory management when an instrument or equipment does not meet specifications.

    Comply with regulatory guidelines and Covance Standard Operating (SOPs) at all times.

     

    Comply with regulatory guidelines and Covance Standard Operating (SOPs) at all times.

    o Individual is responsible for maintaining his/her complete up-to-date training file, and is accountable for correcting any deficiencies found in his/her training file.

    o Individual is responsible for ensuring he/she is trained, and training is documented prior to performing a task.

    o The individual successfully completes, as scheduled, competency assessment, and ensures competency testing documentation is provided to management for review/retention.

    o Competently performs department duties as set forth in the department training checklist(s).

    o Attends, as scheduled, department, mandatory, and other meetings and training as required according to training matrices.

    ♦ 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

     

    Education/Qualifications

    Individual must qualify as testing personnel under the following CLIA 1988 and New York State Department of Health requirements:

     

    Associates Degree in Medical Technology

    OR

    Bachelor’s degree in a chemical, physical or biological science from an accredited college or university

    OR

    • 90 semester hours from an accredited institution that include the following:

    1) 16 semester hours of biology courses, which are pertinent to the medical sciences

    2) 16 semester hours of chemistry (at least 6 semester hours of Inorganic Chemistry)

    3) 3 semester hours of math

     

    Experience

    At least 1 year of laboratory experience as a Medical Technologist.

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