About the Job
The Laboratory Assistant II is a core member of the Lab Operations team. This position supports routine testing in a high complex clinical diagnostic laboratory and works with laboratory technologists who perform patient sample testing. The duties may include equipment maintenance and reagent preparation in addition to other tasks in a highly complex clinical diagnostic laboratory. Laboratory Operations Assistants are assigned to one of three shifts and may be assigned to work any day that the lab is operational.
• Perform data entry with pathologists, including sample quality assessments and measurements.
• Triage sample cancel requests and other inquiries to the appropriate lab team member for response while maintaining sample integrity.
• Author and edit relevant SOPs and documentation to ensure regulatory compliance and reflect process improvements.
• Perform routine scanning of stained slides with the Aperio ScanScope.
• Assist in attributing and debulking clinical and research study patient samples.
• Assist with de-bulking in accessioning and Pathology Review.
• Maintain adequate stock and efficient use of supplies necessary for performing all procedures and preparation of reagents.
• Maintain proper documentation including proper specimen handling, labeling, and quality control measures.
• Participate in biohazard, chemical, and general safety and other continuing education programs.
• Complete projects under guidance of senior lab employees.
• Work in a lab environment using chemicals and reagents.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
• High School diploma or equivalent (General Education Degree)
• 2+ years of work experience in a job in the logistics, science, technology field or another regulated industry
• Computer proficiency, including data entry skills (such as Microsoft Office Suite)
• Bachelor’s degree, particularly a Bachelor of Science degree in biological or life sciences
• 2+ years of work or academic experience in the logistics, science, technology, or another regulated field
• 1+ year of professional experience in a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments/ College of American Pathologists certified laboratory
• Familiarity with Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS)
• Strong interpersonal skills. including strong written and oral communication, collaboration, and problem solving
• Attention to detail and the ability to multi-task effectively.
• Ability to maintain a professional demeanor with other departments and colleagues
• Ability to follow written and verbal instructions, particularly with scientific or technical information
• Demonstrated history of successfully managing multiple projects
• Ability to maintain own workflow and meet project deadlines
• Strong organizational skills
• Understanding of HIPAA and importance of privacy of patient data
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