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Forensic Technologist - 2nd Shift- $2500 Shift Sign On Bonus
Location Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MinnesotaJob ID 21-93563
MedTox Laboratories is a subsidiary of Laboratory Corporation of America (Labcorp). The integration of Labcorp and Covance in 2015 makes LabCorp the largest health care diagnostic company in the world. Labcorp operates in over 60 countries creating great opportunities for career growth and advancement across the world.
If you are motivated by job satisfaction, MedTox Laboratories is the place for you. Every day we make a difference in the way the medical community receives accurate results for our clients and patients. Come join an industry leader to grow your career in the Medical Laboratory Industry as a Forensic Extractions Technologist Trainee or Technologist.
MedTox Forensic Laboratory Team is seeking a Forensic Extractions Technologist Trainee or Technologist. Utilize your science degree / background and receive on the job training working in a fast-paced environment performing the pre-analytical extraction prep of patient samples as part of routine confirmation testing of drugs of abuse in patient samples. The extraction bench uses a variety of extraction techniques ranging from liquid liquid, solid phase, plate and automated pipetting system extractions. This laboratory is fast-paced and performs a variety of high complexity testing including workplace drug testing, federal drug testing and medicated assisted drug treatment testing on urine, oral fluid, blood, and serum samples types. MedTox Technologists perform a vital component of medical laboratory science.
Receive urine, oral fluid, and blood specimens for testing; evaluate specimens and test orders; determine priority of work and batches to maintain acceptable turn-around-time
Pipetting and extracting urine, oral fluid, and blood samples to be analyzed using various extraction techniques
May pipette standard calibration lines and assist with daily start up tasks
Recognize unacceptable and unusual specimens and handle appropriately
Use quality control samples and proficiency samples
Follow quality control rules; monitor controls for error detection and take corrective action; maintain laboratory records, maintenance logs, quality control charts, reagent and standard logs, and worksheets
Maintain and clean laboratory equipment; perform scheduled and as needed maintenance and critical function checks recognizing significant changes in instrument function; troubleshoot as indicated
Perform all duties according to standard operating procedures and/or supervisor instruction
Maintain a fully operational understanding of chain of custody processes within the lab
Deliver quality patient care in the form of diagnostic and occupational testing while maintaining efficiency
Perform preventative maintenance and quality control with appropriate documentation
Other duties as assigned
About our Company: MedTox Laboratories, a Labcorp Specialty Testing Group, located in the Roseville / New Brighton area operates a SAMHSA-certified drug testing laboratory and CAP and CLIA-certified clinical laboratory. Our comprehensive laboratory and testing services coupled with our commitment to excellent customer service ensures that our clients' testing programs operate as efficiently and effectively as possible. We are committed to building strong relationships with our clients; being responsive to their questions and adaptable to their needs.
Required Education, Experience, Skills and Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university in chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science or medical technology
Previous experience is not required at Technologist Trainee level
Minimum 1 year of laboratory experience is required for Technologist level
Proven ability to prioritize tasks and manage time
Excellent problem resolution skills
Work effectively in a fast paced production environment to meet established turnaround times
Must be able to perform work with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
Good written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills
Able to work independently within a team under general supervision