Covance

  • Sample Handling Asst I

    Job Location(s) US-IN-Indianapolis
    Job Number
    2018-24193
    Job Category
    Scientific Entry Level
    Position Type
    Full-Time
  • Job Overview

    The Sample Handling Assistant is accountable for the receipt and the processing of irreplaceable clinical trial specimens. The Assistant will perform a variety of tasks depending on the specific Sample Handling Assistant level held.

     

    Specific department duties as set forth in the task list and department Training Checklists including but not limited to: 

     

    • Receive shipments for the LPS departments from the different couriers and perform all related tasks.
    • Resolve misrouted shipments (not intended for LPS or Covance) and perform all related tasks.
    • Open and clean inbound LPS shipments.
    • Ensure QC of the discarded material to prevent any failures and report to management as needed.
    • Maintain temperature of specimen in received condition.
    • Scan shipments into the database.
    • Electronically archive requisitions using the document management system.
    • Timely perform the 1st data entry of all patient demographics and Administrative entries (1st Accessioning).
    • Prepare the original requisitions for hard copy archiving.
    • Check and result the different administrative data via RES if applicable.
    • Perform tasks in the Aliquotting area. Maintaining and cleaning of instrument if applicable, as well as manual aliquots and related tasks.
    • Sort testing specimens as per local "rules" (manual / automatic sorter, if applicable).
    • Sort specimens for storage and acknowledge them in the system with the pre-scan function.
    • Perform Kit Receipt process under supervision of trainer with the expectations to perform Kit Receipt process independently after completion of training.

     Responsibilities:

     

    • Ensure kits are timely processed and samples timely delivered to the concerned departments.
    • Generate an appropriate audit trail of all activities
    • Perform On-call and after hours duties as needed.
    • Ensure concerned SOPs are timely read.
    • Adhere to all company policies and procedures and perform all departmental and interdepartmental SOP’s as written.
    • Adhere to all safety guidelines, SOPs. Identify potential biohazard problems and follow corrective action. Encourage others to follow biohazard precaution.
    • Ensure daily suitable cleaning of the work places of the department
    • Perform all required training.
    • Maintain the training file correct and up-to-date.
    • Ensure work area and department is kept in good order.
    • Ensure proper documentation is made for future reference.
    • Work well within team environment.
    • Minimize biohazard waste.
    • Mentor new employee to ensure her/his integration within the team
    • Generate new ideas for departmental process improvement.

    Education/Qualifications

    Minimum High School Diploma                     

    Experience

    • Minimum 1 year applicable work experience
    • Able to work in a team as well as independently
    • Dynamic attitude and ability to work under pressure
    • Ability to take up challenges
    • Strong detail orientation
    • Strong communication and organizational skills
    • Computer literate

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