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Covance Medical Technologist Associate- Second Shift in Indianapolis, Indiana

Job Overview:

  • Perform testing that is related to method validations and instrument validations according to Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) but does not include reporting patient results.

  • 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, linearities, and stability studies.

  • Thoroughly and completely document all experiments performed, including reagents and equipment used.

  • Prepare Method Validation Experimental Plan, EP Evaluator documents and Statement of Claims Summary Reports according to SOP.  

  • Ensure the validity of test results through the performance of established quality assurance and quality control procedures. Interpret quality control results according to Westgard rules or other established departmental procedures.

  • Prepare quality control material accurately.

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

  • Prepare proper documentation of test results and enter the information completely and accurately into the appropriate validation binder.

  • Generate an appropriate audit trail for all activities.

  • Ensure signature and dating of all steps conforms to SOP and accepted Covance CLS practices for documentation of results.  

  • Ensures maintenance of instruments and equipment is performed according to manufacturer and SOP requirements, and documented according to SOP.

  • Calibrate instruments, equipment, and/or assays as required and document.

  • Perform basic instrument and equipment troubleshooting.

  • Perform pipette calibrations and document according to SOP.

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

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

  • Training:

  • Individual is responsible for maintaining his/her complete up-to-date training file, and is accountable for correcting any deficiencies found in his/her training file.

  • Individual is responsible for ensuring he/she is trained, and training is documented prior to performing a task.

  • The individual successfully completes, as scheduled, competency assessment, and ensures competency testing documentation is provided to management for review/retention.

  • Competently performs department duties as set forth in the department training checklist(s).

  • May assist in training new employees and follows-up to ensure training is understood.

  • Attends, as scheduled, department, mandatory, and other meetings and training, as required according to training matrices  

  • Work to achieve partnership with both internal customers and external clients by:

  • Pull data in a timely manner for review by QA and external clients.

  • Contribute to the provision of accurate verbal or written response to internal QA and client audit findings. Coordinate, where needed, with other resources to resolve issue.

  • Researches and prepares a response following investigation for quality purposes. Coordinate, where needed, with other resources to resolve issue.

  • Research and respond in a timely manner to internal customer inquiries regarding status of test results, retrieval of samples for testing/storage, and other needs.

  • Understand department metrics and goals.

  • Demonstrate proficiency in applicable computer systems and software.

  • Adheres to established Safety policies and Universal Precaution guidelines at all times. Maintains a clean, organized and safe work environment. Minimizes biohazard waste. Cleans workstation and materials daily.

  • Takes action for the department when additional responsibilities and opportunities are presented.

  • Provide laboratory management with a report of activities upon request.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Education/Qualifications:

Individual must qualify as testing personnel under the following CLIA 1988 and New York State Department of Health requirements: • Bachelor’s degree in a chemical, physical or biological science from an accredited college or university OR • 90 semester hours from an accredited institution that include the following: 1) 16 semester hours of biology courses, which are pertinent to the medical sciences 2) 16 semester hours of chemistry (at least 6 semester hours of Inorganic Chemistry) 3) 3 semester hours of math

Experience:

  • Experience with lab instruments & pipetting skills

Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Individual with Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.

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