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Entry Level Forensic Technologist - 1st Shift

Company: Labcorp
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

MedTox Laboratories is a subsidiary of LabCorp. The integration of Labcorp and Covance in 2015 makes LabCorp the largest health care diagnostic company in the world. Labcorp operates in over 60 countries creating great opportunities for career growth and advancement across the world. If you are motivated by job satisfaction, MedTox Laboratories is the place for you. Every day we make a difference in the way the medical community receives accurate results for our clients and patients. Come join an industry leader to grow your career in the Medical Laboratory Industry as a Forensic Extractions Technologist Trainee. Shift: 1st Shift Schedule Option 1: 5 x 8 Hr Shifts ( Sunday-Thursday) Flexible start time but must be in lab from 9am-3:30pm Schedule Option 2: 4 x 10 Hr Shifts (Sunday - Wednesday) Flexible start time but must be in lab from 9am-3:30pm About the Role:

  • Utilize your science degree / background and receive on the job training working in a fast-paced environment performing the pre-analytical extraction prep of patient samples as part of routine confirmation testing of drugs of abuse in patient samples.
  • The extraction bench uses a variety of extraction techniques ranging from liquid liquid, solid phase, plate and automated pipetting system extractions.
  • This laboratory is fast-paced and performs a variety of high complexity testing including workplace drug testing, federal drug testing and medicated assisted drug treatment testing on urine, oral fluid, blood, and serum samples types.
  • MedTox Technologists perform a vital component of medical laboratory science. Key Responsibilities:
    • Receive urine, oral fluid, and blood specimens for testing; evaluate specimens and test orders; determine priority of work and batches to maintain acceptable turn-around-time
    • Pipetting and extracting urine, oral fluid, and blood samples to be analyzed using various extraction techniques
    • May pipette standard calibration lines and assist with daily start up tasks
    • Recognize unacceptable and unusual specimens and handle appropriately
    • Use quality control samples and proficiency samples
    • Follow quality control rules; monitor controls for error detection and take corrective action; maintain laboratory records, maintenance logs, quality control charts, reagent and standard logs, and worksheets
    • Maintain and clean laboratory equipment; perform scheduled and as needed maintenance and critical function checks recognizing significant changes in instrument function; troubleshoot as indicated
    • Perform all duties according to standard operating procedures and/or supervisor instruction
    • Maintain a fully operational understanding of chain of custody processes within the lab
    • Deliver quality patient care in the form of diagnostic and occupational testing while maintaining efficiency
    • Perform preventative maintenance and quality control with appropriate documentation
    • Other duties as assigned Required Education, Experience, Skills and Qualifications:
      • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university in chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science or medical technology
      • Previous experience is not required at Technologist Trainee level
      • Minimum 1 year of laboratory experience is required for Technologist level
      • Proven ability to prioritize tasks and manage time
      • Excellent problem resolution skills
      • Work effectively in a fast paced production environment to meet established turnaround times
      • Must be able to perform work with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
      • Good written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills
      • Able to work independently within a team under general supervision
      • Color blindness testing required Regular, full-time or part-time employees working 20 or more hours per week are eligible for comprehensive benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, 401(K), Paid time off (PTO) or Flexible time off (FTO), Company bonus where applicable. Labcorp is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer:As an EOE/AA employer, the organization will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.For more information about how we collect and store your personal data, please see our Privacy Statement .

Keywords: Labcorp, St. Paul , Entry Level Forensic Technologist - 1st Shift, Other , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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