Covance Medical Technologist I in Indianapolis, Indiana

Job Overview

Medical Technologist II

Job Summary:

Incumbent performs established procedures for non-clinical testing as required in all assigned laboratory disciplines. Incumbent is responsible for analyzing specimens whose results are then reported to the pharmaceutical company.

Duties and Responsibilities :

  • Perform assigned clinical laboratory testing accurately and in a timely manner.

  • Retrieve and check specimens against pending list. Document and resolve any specimen discrepancies. Notify laboratory management when specimen discrepancies are not resolved.

  • Prepare workstation and instrumentation for the assigned testing.

  • Receive, open and place in service all reagents according to SOPs.

  • Prepare and properly label reagents and document according to SOPs.

  • Operate instruments to perform testing in accordance with established written procedures.

  • Resolve routine and non-routine assay problems.

  • Perform parallel testing, reagent validation, linearity’s, and stability studies.

  • Process and ship samples according to study specific instructions.

  • Evaluates and solves problems related to the collection and processing of specimens.

  • Ensure the validity of test results through the performance of established quality control procedures. Interpret quality control results according to established departmental procedures.

  • Prepare quality control material accurately.

  • Document quality control results. Check for and acknowledge biases, warnings, and violations of control rules.

  • Reports the quality control results to the management, troubleshoots, and takes corrective action on questionable or out-of-limit results. Documents all corrective actions and submits them for review by the management.

  • Result Entry

  • Prepare proper documentation of test results and enter into the information system.

  • Generate an appropriate audit trail for all activities.

  • Document and report any result reporting problems or inconsistencies to laboratory management.

  • Complete testing within the expected turnaround time to meet customers’ expectations.

  • Perform maintenance on instruments and equipment daily, weekly, monthly, and document.

  • Calibrate instruments / assays as required and document.

  • Ensure that maintenance is performed and documented according to SOP.

  • Perform basic instrument and equipment troubleshooting.

  • Notify laboratory management when an instrument or equipment does not meet specifications.

  • Regulatory compliance

  • Comply with regulatory guidelines, Universal Precautions and Covance Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) at all times.

  • Demonstrate proficiency in applicable computer systems and software. Operate and utilize all communications systems available in the laboratory; telephones, copiers, facsimile machines and pagers.

  • Participates in proficiency testing and maintains a record of on-going competency along with personal training file.

  • Maintain a clean, organized and safe work environment. Handles hazardous materials, reagents and chemicals in a safe manner according to SOP.

  • Exercises and maintains levels of competence, integrity and interpersonal skills necessary to attain regulatory and quality goals.

  • Supports and participates in Corporate and Department initiatives regarding quality system implementation, maintenance, and continuous quality improvement activities.

  • Serve as clinical pathology team member for Covance studies.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Principal Contacts

  • Internal: Interacts with operational personnel, scientific personnel, department management, and clinical operations staff. (if applicable).

  • External: Contact with external clients with guidance from scientific or management staff regarding clinical laboratory assays. May contact vendors regarding troubleshooting and setup of equipment over the phone or on site.

Travel Requirements:

  • <5.0% of the time for potential cross-site support needs or external training.

Language Skills Required:

  • Speaking: Yes - English

  • Writing/Reading: Yes - English

Education/Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and completion of at least a 12-month training program in Medical Technology, or

  • Bachelor’s degree in a chemical, physical or biological science from an accredited college or university and one-year training and/or experience in the specialty in which testing is to be performed. Such training must be equivalent to that received in a school of Medical Technology.

  • Ability to perform basic computer skills (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook, LIS).

Experience

  • One-year experience working in the Medical Technology field.

Job Number 2018-24709

Job Category Scientific Mid-Level

Position Type Full-Time

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