Laboratory Corporation of America Technologist Trainee in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Perform technical and non-technical procedures in an entry level capacity according to established testing procedures. Gains knowledge of department specific procedures and operations. This position works under direct supervision. Work is normally reviewed by more experienced member of the department.

Principal functional responsibilities:

  • Follows the laboratory's procedure for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results.

  • Verifies proper and consistent identification of specimens prior to and during all accessioning and processing steps.

  • Records initials on all paperwork to indicate work performed by individual.

  • Notifies Senior Technologist, lead or supervisor of any identification discrepancies and documents action taken.

  • Operates Flow Cytometers, Slide stainer and CBC analyzer instruments in order to perform assigned duties.

  • Tests specimens completely, accurately and within established time frames.

  • Adheres to the laboratory's safety policies.

  • Participates in proficiency testing as required.

  • Maintains records that demonstrate that proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient samples.

  • Verifies with supervisor handling and processing procedures prior to testing proficiency samples.

  • Adheres to the laboratory's quality control policies; documents all quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance performed.

  • Understands and performs daily QC according to the procedure.

  • Notifies supervisor of any failure or adverse trend in QC.

  • Perform minor instrument troubleshooting and report any irregularities in operation to supervisor.

  • Recognizes basic problems with reagents and immediately notifies supervisor or Medical Director.

  • Maintains adequate stock of working supplies, notifies lead or supervisor of shortage.

  • Additional duties as assigned.

Requirements

License/Certification/Education:

  • B.S./B.A. Degree in Biology, Chemistry or related science (or 24 credits in Chemistry/Biology constituting a biological science major) as required by CLIA.

Experience Preferred:

  • Expereince in flow cytometry.

  • Familiar with the principles of CBC analysis.

  • Experience in a clinical lab setting.

  • Familiar with micropipettors and centrifuges.

  • Familiar with making solutions and dilutions.

Shift

1

Schedule

1st Shift Wednesday-Saturday 7:00am-5:30pm

As an EOE/AA employer, the organization will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.