Oxford Immunotec, Inc.

Laboratory Assistant II

US-TN-Memphis
2 weeks ago
ID
2017-1815
# of Openings
2
Department
Memphis Lab

Overview

The Laboratory Assistant II works under the direct supervision of the Operations Supervisor and/or Technical Supervisor and assists with performing preparatory steps of patient specimens in the laboratory. The Laboratory Assistant II does not perform any of the following portions of laboratory testing: quality control approval on cell counters, instrument calibrations, validations, reading or approving T-SPOT results.

Responsibilities

  • Performs pre-analytical tasks associated with the T-SPOT test under direct supervision. 
  • Receives specimens delivered by FedEx and other courier services. Opens packages, removes contents and places in appropriate sort bin by time of collection.
  • Opens patient sample bags and reviews requisition and sample tubes for patient name, second ID match, and other relevant information.
  • Assigns ODL accession number and labels requisition and its tube(s).
  • Releases stored orders in Lab Information System (LIS) to enable the accession numbers to flow through the laboratory’s pre testing and testing functions
  • Enters sample collection information and patient demographic information into the Orchard Harvest LIS.
  • Sample preparation and processing.
  • Performs inventory and restocks laboratory supplies. 
  • Sorts and loads bar coded samples onto analyzers.
  • Loads and washes micro filter plates using plate washers.
  • Performs daily equipment QC/daily equipment monitoring and submits results to MLT or MT for review.
  • Performs instrument preventative maintenance including general cleaning and flushes with a 10% bleach or instrument compatible solution.
  • Performs line clearance at the beginning and end of day.
  • Archives test plates.
  • Adhere to standards of regulatory agencies such as, but not limited to CAP/CLIA/GCP/GLP and Quality Management principles.
  • Maintains cleanliness in the laboratory.
  • Completes bench level non-conformance worksheets.
  • Labels and aliquots reagents as needed.
  • Maintains Good Laboratory Practices.
  • Completes other specimen preparatory duties as assigned.
  • Participates in continuing education including training program to expand scope of knowledge.
  • Maintains current training and competency.
  • Follows all company safety policies & other safety precautions within work area.
  • Must demonstrate satisfactory levels of competency before performing preparatory portions of tests.
  • Regular attendance and timeliness is essential.

Qualifications

  • Require B.S degree in one of the biological, chemical, or physical sciences.
  • Experienced in working to CAP/CLIA/GCP/GLP and Quality Management principles.
  • An understanding of general laboratory practices is preferred.


Hours: 11:00 am to 7:30 pm, Tues – Saturday. Scheduled 40hrs per week with occasional rotating Sunday and Monday.

The physical demands described within the Position Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time. Job requires employee to sit for extended periods of time without being able to leave the work area. Job requires employee to remain on his or her feet in an upright position for continuous periods of time without being able to leave the work area. Job requires employee to walk considerable distances in the facility during the course of his or her work.

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