Lab Technician

  • location: Tarzana, CA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $13.06 - $15.37 per hour

job description

Lab Technician

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Medical Lab Assistant

Job Responsibilities

  • Performs basic laboratory functions such as pipetting, dispensing, running standard instruments, cell cultures, immunoassays, and data processing.
  • Duties include:

    • assisting in the performance of preventive maintenance and troubleshooting
    • assisting in the preparation and storage of reagents and culture media
    • assisting with the performance of quality control
    • performance of specimen labeling, handling, preservation, processing or preparation
    • specimen storage
  • The individual will be under the direction of the Clinical Trials Supervisor/Manager.
  • Supports applicable regulations including ISO, Local, State, and/or Federal requirements.

  • Accurately performs specimen labeling, handling, preservation, processing or preparation, and specimen storing.
  • Verifies patient sample and label with the generated worklist.
  • Follows established protocols for the procurement and the storage of clinical laboratory samples.
  • Brings to the attention of the Lead Technician or Supervisor problems regarding the resolution and documentation of clinical samples that do not meet the specimen acceptance criteria for testing.

  • Pipets and aliquots sera and reagents.
  • Responsible for the performance of preventive maintenance and housekeeping duties.
  • Responsible for the operation of automated instruments.
  • Responsible for the performance of quality control procedures.
  • Accurately and legibly transcribes quality control and data that has been previously recorded either automatically by a testing instrument or manually by assay operator.
  • Learn new procedures/assignments in a reasonable timeframe.
  • Knowledge of basic computer skills.
  • Completes assigned tasks within assigned timeframe.
  • Follows work priorities as defined by the Department Supervisor, or Lead Technician.
  • Follows written and verbal instructions.

  • Collects and enters data in databases such as Excel or Access.
  • Responsible for performing assigned tasks in accordance with applicable safety regulations and instructions, as well as correcting unsafe work habits and practices and/or bringing to the attention of the Safety Team or a supervisor any practice or condition that may be detrimental to the safety and health of the employees.
  • You also have a responsibility to cooperate in all safety or health-related programs and assist in solving safety and health problems. Violations of safety directives and procedures will be handled in accordance with the established Company disciplinary process.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Education & Qualifications

  • High School diploma and 2-4 years of previous laboratory experience, or
  • Associate of Art degree and 1-2 years of previous laboratory experience, or
  • Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts or Associate in Science and 0 year of previous laboratory experience.
  • Receives general instructions on routine work, general instructions on new assignments.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to write neatly and legibly.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume.
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Ability to understand a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving biological systems.

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 401K Plan with Company Match
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
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