Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Clinical Laboratory Scientist I, II, III or Laboratory Technician, TEMP in Lee's Summit, Missouri

Viracor Eurofins is dedicated to being the leading specialty diagnostics laboratory partner in immunology, infectious disease, and allergy testing. We offer a range of unique clinical laboratory and biopharmaceutical services and provide exceptional test turnaround times. More than 4,000 healthcare providers, commercial laboratories, and biopharmaceutical companies rely on us for our unique and convenient services.
Viracor Eurofins is searching for a Clinical Laboratory Scientist or Laboratory Technician in Lee’s Summit, MO.
This is a TEMPORARY position beginning on or about December 3, 2018 and ending on or about May 31, 2019.Schedule is Monday - Friday, 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

_Basic Function and Scope of Responsibility: _

The Laboratory Technician is primarily responsible for performing laboratory tests and analyses under the direction of a lab supervisor or scientist including specimen management, specimen pipetting, instrument operation/maintenance, data entry and specimen storage with a high degree of proficiency. Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Ensure all laboratory equipment and work areas are clean, sterile, and in proper working order. May be responsible for calibration of instruments. Conducts routine tasks as directed. Closely supervised with little latitude for independent judgment.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Examine samples for validity and other requirements (sample type, volume, etc.)
  • Perform sample preparation steps which may include specimen pipetting with a high degree of accuracy and precision
  • Operate, calibrate and maintain all assigned laboratory equipment and instruments according to standard operating procedures to ensure quality results
  • Perform reagents and materials preparation for testing
  • Maintain adequate inventory of supplies, reagents and materials needed for testing
  • Document remedial action, troubleshooting, quality assurance activities and instrument maintenance
  • Adhere to established processing timelines
  • Perform data entry into the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
  • Label samples and deliver them to proper area(s)
  • Retrieve and re-file samples for testing
  • Properly store specimens for short term and long term storage
  • Aid laboratory personnel in cleaning duties
  • Adhere to all quality and safety standards, as well as ensuring compliance with all applicable regulatory agencies
  • Adhere to policies and protocols in the lab
  • Work closely and communicate with other lab associates to complete daily activities efficiently
  • Represent department and the organization favorably and in accordance with established Company standards and associate attributes at all times
  • Other duties as assigned by management

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • BS or BA in biological, physical, chemical or clinical laboratory science Experience or formal training in working with potentially infectious human blood bodily fluids
  • Ability to work with automated and manual platforms
  • Must possess skills required for aseptic techniques
  • Intermediate level of proficiency with PC based software programs
  • Ability to read, interpret, and comply with documents such as internal SOPs, operating and maintenance instructions, and company policies
  • Position may require evening and weekend hours
  • Goal oriented, with excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to interact effectively and work efficiently with people at all levels in the organization
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • Keenly attentive to detail
  • Ability to keep sensitive information confidential
  • Intermediate level of proficiency with PC based software programs, with database skills and 1 year data entry experience preferred

Physical Requirements:

  • Physical dexterity sufficient to use hands, arms, and shoulders repetitively to operate a keyboard and other office equipment, use a telephone, access file cabinets and other items stored at various levels, including overhead
  • Ability to speak and hear well enough to communicate clearly and understandably with sufficient volume to ensure an accurate exchange of information in normal conversational distance, over the telephone, and in a group setting
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time as necessary in the laboratory (4 or more hours)
  • Ability to lift and move items weighing up to 15 pounds
  • Physical dexterity sufficient to move body frequently around laboratory equipment and instrumentation
  • Ability to continuously operate a personal computer for extended periods of time (4 or more hours)
  • Mental acuity sufficient to collect and interpret data, evaluate, reason, define problems, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, make valid judgments and decisions

_Basic Function and Scope of Responsibility: _

The Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) performs laboratory testing, preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, calibration of equipment, quality control procedures and is responsible for the validity of test results.

Essential Job Duties:

Level I - Minimum

  • Perform laboratory assays in accordance with Viracor-IBT’s standard operating procedures
  • Operate, calibrate and maintain all laboratory equipment and instruments according to standard operating procedures to ensure quality results
  • Maintain adequate inventory of supplies, reagents and materials
  • Accept or reject test results in accordance with standard operating procedures
  • Document remedial action, troubleshooting, quality assurance activities and instrument maintenance
  • Adhere to established processing timelines
  • Adhere to all quality and safety standards
  • Other duties as assigned by management

Level II – Fully meets the responsibilities of Level I plus the following:

  • General knowledge of Standard Operating Procedure writing, assay theory, and instrumentation
  • Orient, mentor and teach clinical laboratory methods, procedures and techniques to new Associates
  • Demonstrate effective teamwork skills by knowledge sharing
  • Take on formally assigned additional duties as a part of routine job performance
  • Participate on special project teams as requested by supervisory staff

Level III – Fully meets the responsibilities of Level II plus the following:

  • Obtain advanced knowledge of Viracor-IBT’s standard operating procedures, assays, and instrumentation
  • Participate in troubleshooting activities in conjunction with Technical Supervisor
  • Volunteer to serve on various committees and panels to the benefit of the laboratory or company in general (e.g. Safety Committee)

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Level I – Minimum

  • BS or BA in biological, physical, chemical or clinical laboratory science 1 year of pertinent laboratory experience
  • Willing to work with potentially infectious human blood and body fluids
  • Ability to work with automated and manual platforms
  • Must possess skills required for aseptic techniques
  • Intermediate level of proficiency with PC based software programs
  • Demonstrates a high level of integrity and honesty in performing tests, documenting test results and maintaining patient, client, employee and laboratory business confidentiality
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • Analytical judgment, problem solving skills, accuracy and strong detail oriented
  • In California, must be licensed by the state of California Department of Public Health as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist

Level II – Fully meets the qualifications of Level I plus the following:

  • Minimum of 2 years of clinical laboratory experience

Level III – Fully meets the qualifications of Level I plus the following:

  • Minimum of 8 years of clinical laboratory experience
  • In California, a minimum of 1 year experience in a donor testing laboratory or high complexity manual STAT lab

Physical Requirements:

  • Physical dexterity sufficient to use hands, arms, and shoulders repetitively to operate a keyboard and other office equipment, use a telephone, access file cabinets and other items stored at various levels, including overhead
  • Ability to speak and hear well enough to communicate clearly and understandably with sufficient volume to ensure an accurate exchange of information in normal conversational distance, over the telephone, and in a group setting
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time as necessary in the laboratory (4 or more hours)
  • Ability to lift and move items weighing up to 15 pounds
  • Physical dexterity sufficient to move body frequently around laboratory equipment and instrumentation
  • Ability to continuously operate a personal computer for extended periods of time (4 or more hours)
  • Mental acuity sufficient to collect and interpret data, evaluate, reason, define problems, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, make valid judgments and decisions

The essential physical and mental requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work environment may consist of exposure to infectious disease, bio hazardous and hazardous materials, and regulated medical waste.

As a Eurofins employee, you will become part of a company that has received national recognition as a great place to work. We offer excellent full-time benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, life and disability insurance, 401(k) with company match, paid holidays and vacation, personal days, and dental and vision options.
To learn more about Viracor Eurofins, please visit the following websites http://www.viracor-eurofins.com and www.eurofinsus.com .
Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

Organization: Eurofins Viracor, Inc.

Location: MO, Lee's Summit

Job Code: 14530