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Lab Technologist Trainee - Entry level, will train!
The Integrated Genetics division (part of LabCorp's Specialty Testing Group) has an exciting opportunity for a Technologist Trainee in Santa Fe, NM. This position will be working in the Biochemistry/Biochemical Genetics department, which is performing prenatal screening. The Technologist Trainee will process specimens and perform all biochemical assays in the laboratory. Additionally, this position will be responsible for maintaining equipment, document all maintenance/QC results, and participate in troubleshooting and supervision/training of other staff as needed.
This is a great entry level opportunity to join an innovative laboratory and receive training that will help the individual grow in a career in the clinical laboratory / medical technology field!
The schedule for this position will be: Tuesday-Saturday, 7am-3:30pm
Process biochemistry specimens, including but not limited to; batch, receipt, confirmation of patient identification, preparation of specimen for analysis
Perform biochemical assays as assigned and transmit results to computer
Participate in troubleshooting of assays and equipment as needed
Participate in Proficiency Test Surveys
Comply with Quality Control requirements including but not limited to; equipment maintenance and calibrations, review assays for QC acceptability, maintain QC records and instrument/equipment records, solution preparation and other tasks as directed
Report service failures/non conformances to supervisor/manager and documents corrective actions as needed
Provide supervision of non-technical staff and trainees as needed
BS/BA in Biology, Chemistry, Medical Technology, or equivalent biological science
No previous experience required at the Technologist Trainee level
Ability to work independently and within a team environment
Proficient with computers; Familiarity with laboratory information systems are a plus
High level of attention detail along with strong communication and organizational skills
Must be able to pass a standardized color vision screen
Flexibility to work overtime or other shifts depending on business needs