The primary role of the Clinical Laboratory Assistant (CLA) is to provide support in the pre-analytical phases of testing for the Toxicology laboratory including specimen, reagent, and plate prep; assist and enhance the general toxicology workflow; serve as liaison between multiple internal departments.
Reports To: Medical Laboratory Manager
Please note: This is PRN coverage for Saturday and Sunday shift, 8:00am-4:30pm hours
- Daily instrument maintenance.
- Daily toxicology plate prep for all modes.
- Daily loading of plates on LCMS equipment.
- Daily review of calibrators and QC to ensure run is acceptable.
- Weekly prep of reagents, controls, calibrators.
- Assist in locating samples, compiling data, and storing samples for regulatory bi-annual correlations and split sample testing.
- Assist in the ordering of supplies and inventory management.
- Train new staff as needed.
- Provide additional support to Accessioning, Clinical, PGX, and Research and Development as needed.
- Serves as a liaison for all other internal ALA departments as needed.
- Assist in the oversight and management of specified TATs.
- Field and direct phone calls.
- Create and provide documentation of reagent/calibration/QC records.
- Associates Degree required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
- Two years’ experience within a clinical laboratory environment.
- Previous experience with LIMS, Orchard LIMS preferred.
- Ability to understand clinical workflows.
- Excellent manual dexterity and knowledge of correct pipetting techniques.
- Ability to follow procedure as written and/or instructed.
- Understanding of practical lab math and ability to perform calculations and dilutions as needed.
- Ability to read and interpret written information; write clearly and edit work for spelling and grammar.
- Ability to speak clearly and professionally; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates knowledge of concepts and able to implement into workflows; and participates in meetings.
- Receive inbound calls from physicians, laboratories, nurses, clients, sales reps and direct those calls to appropriate personnel and communicate with clients, as necessary.
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office product such as Word, Excel, and Outlook.
- Candidates in recovery must have 2+ years of sobriety.
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