Lab Processing Technician

Location
San Diego, California, United States
Posted
Nov 04, 2020
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Hotbed
Biotech Beach
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
SUMMARY Responsible for receipt, handling and processing of laboratory samples and providing laboratory testing support services. In addition, may support sample request activities by pulling samples out of cold storage/inventory.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Opens patient sample boxes and retrieves specimen for testing
  • Correctly identifies and/or labels patient specimen by verifying patient identification on the sample to that on test requisition, following standard operating procedures
  • Prepares and aliquot samples for requested testing
  • Quarantines unknown shipments or samples in unacceptable conditions
  • May receive, and store clinical study samples from investigator initiated studies or collaborations, including de-identification of aliquots
  • Accurately sorts and files laboratory specimens and documents for storage
  • Orders tests requested in the laboratory information system
  • May retrieve samples out of inventory based on sample requests and maintain accuracy of inventory by location
  • Organizes patient specimens and assay worksheets for testing
  • Utilizes scanning equipment to capture patient documents received
  • Performs inventory check and maintain supplies needed within the department
  • Performs glassware cleaning for laboratory
  • Performs biohazard and sample discard tasks
  • Required to follow all safety procedures, policies and precautions, including GxP
  • May respond to freezer alarms and coordinate transfer of contents as required
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Position generally requires a high school diploma or general education degree (GED) and 2+ years related experience. Preferred is a Bachelor's degree. Must have the ability to work in a team structure and to plan, organize and prioritize work. Data entry experience strongly preferred. Experience working in a CLIA/CAP, GCP or GMP/FDA regulated environment preferred.

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively communicate in a one on one and small group situation. Ability to understand basic medical terminology. Ability to proactively communicate issues or concerns.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

REASONING ABILITY
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving deviations from standard operating procedures in fast paced environment. Ability to understand and comply with all applicable laboratory regulated guidelines. The ability to obtain and process information.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS None required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time in front of a computer monitor. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to stand walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and extreme cold.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate with background sounds from instruments and freezers.

All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other protected class.