Clinical Lab Technician
BioPhase Solutions - San Diego, CA

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BioPhase Solutions specializes in recruiting top talented professionals for San Diego's Scientific community. We are currently looking for a Clinical Lab Technician to work for a leading San Diego biotechnology company.

Clinical Lab Technician

Duties include pre-analytic laboratory work, such as establishing short-term cultures of human blood and bone marrow specimens and/or preparing slides for later cytogenetic (Chromosome analysis and/or FISH) analyses of neoplastic disorders, and quality assurance tasks.

Follow the laboratory's procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results.

Maintain records that demonstrate that proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient specimens.

Adhere to the laboratory's quality control policies, document all quality control activities, perform instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance.

Follow the laboratory's established policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratory's established acceptable levels of performance.

Identify problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and must either correct the problems or immediately notify the General Supervisor or Manager, Technical Supervisor, or Director.

Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications.

Help to maintain a safe working environment by strict adherence to company safety policies and procedures, be alert to the existence of safety hazards and reports any unsafe conditions to the department manager.
Perform high complexity pre-analytical testing only under onsite, direct supervision of a qualified General Supervisor.

Adhere to established turn-around-times while maintaining the highest quality of test results and the most efficient use of resources.

Assure that all remedial actions are taken whenever test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications.

Assist in providing consultation to resolve technical problems in accordance with policies and procedures established either by the Laboratory Director or Technical Supervisor.

May be required to train new personnel with regard to technical and operational procedures.

May be required to assist with performing competency assessment of testing personnel.

Conform to all company policies and procedures and maintain a business-like, professional attitude at all times.

Additional Responsibilities:
Maintain flexibility with regard to work schedule including section assignment, daily work shift and days of the week as determined by business need.

Maintain a high degree of care and attention to detail with strict adherence to defined clinical testing protocols.

Utilize in house LIS system.

Prepare and store reagents and culture media.

Transcribe results that have been previously recorded, either manually by a physician or licensed personnel, or automatically by a testing instrument.

Route all slides to a licensed technologist for review and reporting.

Load stained slides into GSL trays for scanner run.

Perform QC check after GSL loaded.

Archive slides.

Perform basic morning and end of day tasks.

Establish short-term cultures of human peripheral blood, bone marrow or other specimen types.

Perform manual or automated harvest of samples.

Deliver harvested tubes to in-house lab or package tubes for send out to partner labs, generating proper notifications.

Prepare slides from harvested cell pellets, age and stain slides for chromosome analysis.

Prepare heme and solid tissue slides for FISH analysis.

Qualifications:
Prior experience in a clinical lab and hands-on experience in cell culture and aseptic technique is preferred, but not required.

Must have:
knowledge of modern laboratory equipment relating to the field of assignment

knowledge of specific techniques in the performance of various repetitive tests and procedures in the field of assignment

ability to evaluate test results in terms of laboratory control and methods

ability to analyze, verify and manipulate clinical and/or laboratory data

skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications

Education: Bachelor's degree in a chemical, physical, or biological science or medical technology from an accredited institution.

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