Covance

Medical Technologist I

SG
Job Number
2017-16179
Job Category
Medical Technologist
Position Type
Full-Time

Job Overview

Essential Functions

 Perform assigned clinical laboratory testing accurately and in a timely manner. 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 tests results through the performance of established quality assurance and quality control procedures. 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 values.

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). o When data is manually entered (e.g. QC, patient data) ensure peer review is performed and documented prior to 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 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. 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 Procedures (SOPs) at all times.

 

♦ Training o Individual is responsible for maintaining his/her complete up-to-date training file and is accountable for correcting and 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 May assist in training new employees and follows-up to ensure training is understood.

o 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: o Pull data in a timely manner for review by QA and external clients.

o 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.

o Researches and prepares a response following investigation for quality purposes.

 

Coordinate, where needed, with other resources to resolve issue.

o Research and responds in a timely manner to internal customer inquiries regarding status of test results, retrieval of samples for testing/storage and other needs.

o 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Education/Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a bio-medical, 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

Experience

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

 

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