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Our company is seeking to hire a skilled Lab Testing Personnel to work alongside our diagnostic lab team at our Oakland, CA laboratory. Each Lab Testing Personnel performs only those high complexity tests that are authorized by the laboratory director and require a degree of skill commensurate with the individual's education, training or experience, and technical abilities.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:
- Follow the laboratory's procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results;
- Maintain records that demonstrate that proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient specimens;
- Adhere to the laboratory's quality control policies, document all quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance performed;
- Follow the laboratory's established policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratory's established acceptable levels of performance;
- Be capable of identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and either must correct the problems or immediately notify the general supervisor, technical supervisor, clinical consultant, or director;
- Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications; and
- Except as specified in paragraph (c) of this section, if qualified under § 493.1489(b)(5), perform high complexity testing only under the onsite, direct supervision of a general supervisor qualified under § 493.1461.
- (c) Exception. For individuals qualified under § 493.1489(b)(5), who were performing high complexity testing on or before January 19, 1993, the requirements of paragraph (b)(7) of this section are not effective, provided that all high complexity testing performed by the individual in the absence of a general supervisor is reviewed within 24 hours by a general supervisor qualified under § 493.1461.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)
Each individual performing high complexity testing must:
- 2+ years molecular biology, microbiology, or other clinical diagnostic lab experience
- A bachelor's degree in in biotechnology, biology, or a related field
- Knowledge and training in aseptic technique is required
- Experience with quantitative PCR and ELISA methods is preferred
- Familiarity with automated laboratory equipment is preferred
- Computer literacy and experience with Laboratory Information Systems
- Strong organizational skills, and attention to detail
- Strong analytical judgement
- Awareness of basic laboratory safety
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Meet one of the following requirements:
- Have earned an associate degree in a laboratory science, or medical laboratory technology from an accredited institution or -
- Have education and training equivalent to that specified in paragraph (b)(2)(i) of this section that includes -
- At least 60 semester hours, or equivalent, from an accredited institution that, at a minimum, include either -
- 24 semester hours of medical laboratory technology courses; or
- 24 semester hours of science courses that include -
- Six semester hours of chemistry; Six semester hours of biology; and twelve semester hours of chemistry, biology, or medical laboratory technology in any combination; and
- Have laboratory training that includes either of the following:
- Completion of a clinical laboratory training program approved or accredited by the ABHES, the CAHEA, or other organization approved by HHS. (This training may be included in the 60 semester hours listed in paragraph (b)(2)(ii)(A) of this section.)
- At least 3 months documented laboratory training in each specialty in which the individual performs high complexity testing.
- Have previously qualified or could have qualified as a technologist under § 493.1491 on or before February 28, 1992;
- On or before April 24, 1995 be a high school graduate or equivalent and have either -
- Graduated from a medical laboratory or clinical laboratory training program approved or accredited by ABHES, CAHEA, or other organization approved by HHS; or
- Successfully completed an official U.S. military medical laboratory procedures training course of at least 50 weeks duration and have held the military enlisted occupational specialty of Medical Laboratory Specialist (Laboratory Technician);
PM shift 12pm-8:30pm variable days
Job Type: Full-Time
Competitive Hourly Rate
Benefits: Health, Vision, and Dental
120 hours PTO; Holiday Pay