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Molecular Laboratory Technician

Company: Embry Health
Location: Tempe
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Job Description:

Molecular Laboratory Technician Job DescriptionRun CLIA high-complexity molecular testing (RT-PCR testing for COVID-19 diagnosis) for Embry Health patient samples in an accurate and timely manner.Perform patient sample testing, while maintaining compliance with: OSHA and HIPAA regulations, CLIA standards, laboratory safety and biohazard best practices, and other laboratory policies. Follow and understand laboratory procedures for specimen handling and processing, test procedures and analyses, patient result reporting, and maintaining records of patient results.Follow laboratory policies, including independently identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance or test result reporting, and taking and documenting corrective actions or notifying the appropriate supervisor.Adhere to the laboratory's Quality Control policies and document all Quality Control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and controls, and perform instrument maintenance.Review, interpret, and release patient results for molecular diagnostic testing, while maintaining assay/reagent integrity, and reporting concerns to appropriate laboratory leadership and/or staff for effective quality improvement and training purposes.Operate instrumentation for analysis: worklist scheduling, data processing, data review, advanced troubleshooting, advanced maintenance, instrument setup and validation.Contribute to, review and approve of method development and method validationFollow work schedules, assignments, and production sequences to meet production goals, respond to fluctuating workloads, and improve quality and productivity of laboratory operationsParticipate in employee training for equipment, software and other laboratory operations. Read and comply with SOPs, regulations, best practices, guidelines, and standards.Demonstrate personal accountability for attendance, productivity, training, and laboratory incidents.Participate in employee performance and competency assessments.Ensure that all work is complete, accurate, and meets high quality standards of a clinical laboratoryPerform all other assigned duties and instructed or required.Minimum Required QualificationsEducation: Associate's degree AND either graduated from a clinical laboratory training program or have 3 months experience in molecular testing.Experience: previous clinical laboratory experience, knowledge of CLIA / CAP / COLA regulationsDesired QualificationsEducation: B.S. degree or higher in laboratory sciences or related scientific fieldDesired ExperienceHigh degree of computer literacy, knowledge of Laboratory Information Systems (LIS) and analytical software (such as RT-PCR analysis software Design & Analysis), medical terminologyPhysical RequirementsMust be willing and able to lift up to 25 pounds.

Keywords: Embry Health, Tempe , Molecular Laboratory Technician, Professions , Tempe, Arizona

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