Laboratory Technologist Job Description

Laboratory Technologist Job Description

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Laboratory technologist provides direction and support to Medical Directors, Supervisors and Technical Staff of all Pathology Laboratories, or issues related to Informations Technology.

Laboratory Technologist Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Performs analysis of samples using lab techniques such as spectrophotometry (UV-Vis, FT-IR, AA, ICP), chromatography (gas, liquid), mass spectroscopy, automatic titrations, and classical “wet” techniques
Proficient use and ability to train technicians on MTG mill, mixer, oven software, specific testing equipment (setting up new programs for Instron, RPA)
Recognize and identify testing irregularities, equipment problems, errors and other potential problems that may adversely affect test performance or results
Maintain (as possible), calibrate and clean equipment
Conducting established quality control procedures on analytical tests, equipment, reagents, media, and products
•)Follows established in-process quality control procedures including recording data.(•)Performs routine and/or preventive maintenance on laboratory equipment.(•)Troubleshoots basic instrumentation, culture media, chemicals, reagents, stains, solutions, technical problems and methodologies.(•)Maintains sufficient supplies at work station.(•)Ensures and maintains quality control and assurance activities
Provide technical assistance in the selection and installation of measurement transducers, signal conditioning, and strain gage application required to measure quality data
Provide support for instrumentation billing for the facility
Provide support for scheduling of day to day operations for instrumentation
Provide operational support, including tilt table, dyno bay, tow dyno, and load car

Laboratory Technologist Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Laboratory Technologist

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: ASCP, MT, MB, LAT, BLS, AMT, ASHI, NCA, CLS, RPIC

Education for Laboratory Technologist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the laboratory technologist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and High School Degree in Science, Medical Technology, Medical, Sciences, Chemistry, Clinical Laboratory Science, Biology, Education, Associates, Technology

Skills for Laboratory Technologist

Desired skills for laboratory technologist include:

Principles
Techniques
Materials
Equipment
Methods
Recent developments in the field of medical technology
Techniques of medical technology
Biology
Principles of chemistry
Bacteriology as related to medical technology

Desired experience for laboratory technologist includes:

Manage day-to-day planning and execution of assignments
Two year Associates Degree in Electronics or Electronic Technology
Theoretical knowledge of transducers and instrumentation
Willing to travel ~50% to support field testing
Working knowledge of chemical control systems e.g COSHH, WASP
Experience of defining and operating robust maintenance schedules to meet 5S requirements

Laboratory Technologist Examples

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Laboratory Technologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a laboratory technologist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for laboratory technologist
  • Selects appropriate methods for DNA/RNA isolation and employs proper dilution technique
  • Assists with the preparation of annual orders of material and equipment in order to maintain inventory
  • Maintains and calibrates laboratory equipment such as pH meters, centrifuges and spectrophotometers in order to maintain accuracy
  • Assists professors in maintaining student records, proctoring exams, preparing materials for class and with problems concerning lab experiments
  • Perform programming and run data acquisition systems to gather quality data during operation of large equipment
  • Participate in out-of-specification and failure investigations using analytical skills to determine root cause and recommend remedial actions
  • Collects blood and urine specimens from patients
  • Analyzes, reviews and reports test results and quality control results and takes remedial action when indicated
  • Ensures specimen integrity by adhering to the laboratory’s procedures for specimen handling and processing
  • Adheres to laboratory departmental policies and procedures to include quality control, quality assurance, and risk management
Qualifications for laboratory technologist
  • Must be willing to travel up to 25% for field support
  • Previous experience of running a team of technicians
  • Experience of Laboratory quality systems particularly ISO17025
  • Troubleshoots test systems and takes appropriate action when required
  • Utilizes job knowledge, judgment and problem solving to ensure quality by following established policies and procedures for quality control performance and documentation
  • Understands and follows all safety, infection control, and blood borne pathogen guidelines
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Laboratory Technologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of laboratory technologist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for laboratory technologist
  • Maintains accurate patient records according to SHS guidelines
  • Utilizes personal and professional skills to promote patient relations by communicating with laboratory staff and its patients to ensure quality patient care
  • Respects and maintains the confidentiality of information relative to patients
  • Willingness to understand, follow, and promote Student Health Services missions, values, philosophy, and objectives
  • Performing histology, chemistry, hematology, and blood bank procedures quality control and then entering results into LIS
  • Performing maintenance and troubleshooting procedures as required
  • Performing all lab tests and procedures as they pertain to the specific activities of the blood bank (ABO/Rh typing, Antibody screening, Cross matches, auto/directed units, DAT testing)
  • Performing Quality Control and maintenance procedures, as required, by the department
  • Performing manual differentials, normal and abnormal, cell counts, coagulation procedures, and urinalysis
  • Collect samples for references labs in house lab
Qualifications for laboratory technologist
  • Self-starter able to work independently and with a group
  • Ability to represent the organization to outside contacts, , vendors
  • A minimum of 2 years’ hands on laboratory experience
  • A minimum of 2 years flow cytometry experience
  • Solid communication both written and with media to produce reports/correspondence
  • Understand and comply with all SOPs pertaining to specific area
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Laboratory Technologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a laboratory technologist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for laboratory technologist
  • Understand and comply with applicable federal and state regulations, AABB Standards, and ARCBS directives pertaining to blood banking and safety
  • Responsible for the training of new laboratory technicians
  • Exemplify positive work habits
  • Participates, as needed, in audits and technology exchanges
  • Takes action when laboratory personnel require support, which can include working during off hours (e.g., evenings, weekends)
  • Supports site continuous improvement initiatives
  • Supports SQC and SPC laboratory initiative
  • Fully supports Geismar Site EHS initiatives
  • Ensures laboratory KPIs are routinely maintained and reported
  • Serve as a key player in operations and laboratory tier meetings
Qualifications for laboratory technologist
  • Minimum 4 years progressive, relevant instrumentation experience
  • Must have a proficiency with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word, E-mail and Internet
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a major in chemical, physical, or biological science, medical technology or the equivalent experience required
  • Perform and maintain competency in the technical and related work of the laboratory
  • Provide technical expertise and guidance on all laboratory matters
  • Assure compliance with MSKCC P&Ps, and regulatory agency requirements
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Laboratory Technologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of laboratory technologist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for laboratory technologist
  • Oversee daily operations and promotes a safe environment
  • Work Monday – Friday, hours vary
  • Calculate and analyze assay/test results and quality control information utilizing all relevant information including patient histories, formulas or calculations, or computerized data processing
  • Collect background information for testing/experiments
  • Communicate information gained from research projects in seminars, conferences, in-services and continuing education meetings
  • Implement all quality controls to ensure test validity
  • Remain abreast of developments in medical research and care in order that research conducted continues to be relevant
  • Autologous/Allogeneic processing- Perform processings independently
  • Consultation- Consult with physicians, principal investigators, nurse coordinators, floor nurses and NMDP with regard to infusion dosages
  • Cryopreservation-Perform cryopreservation procedures independently
Qualifications for laboratory technologist
  • Computer application skills to support job requirements (Email, MS Excel, MS Word)
  • Work with laboratory supervisor, senior staff and the laboratory technical director to review/troubleshoot procedures and work assignments
  • Infusions- Perform all infusion procedures independently
  • Quality improvement- Review procedures for accuracy
  • Data entry/report generation- Enter accurate results into spreadsheets & generate reports
  • A post secondary education (three-year diploma) in a Science related program (Chemistry, Metallurgical Engineering Technology, ) is required
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Laboratory Technologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of laboratory technologist. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for laboratory technologist
  • Installation, troubleshooting, and removal of measurement transducers, signal conditioning, and strain gages
  • Provide technical assistance in the selection of the proper transducers to ensure quality data
  • Validate test setups to ensure that they are defect free
  • Acquire data using data acquisition systems
  • Be willing to travel up to 25% for field support
  • Provides troubleshooting support for the site LIT applications
  • Lead site implementation of new LIT tools and applications
  • Trains both plant lab LIMS super users and general system users on the use of new LIT tools and applications Provides first level troubleshooting expertise for LIMS and Chromatography Data Systems (CDS) applications
  • Understands the full capabilities of applicable LIT tools and engaged in continuous learning activities for new versions of CDS
  • Lead proactive metrics for LIT Michigan Operations
Qualifications for laboratory technologist
  • Incumbents must be proficient in using various types of computer software (Word, Excel
  • Must ensure full compliance with the company’s Health & Safety, Code of Integrity, and Professional Conduct policies
  • Fundamental knowledge of transducers and instrumentation
  • Exposure to the Validation Manager suite of tools (WorkFlow, IronFlow)
  • 3 to 5 years progressive, relevant instrumentation experience
  • 2 year Associates Degree in Electronics or Electronics Technology

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