Chemist / Clinical Technologist - Saint Paul, MN - (6+mo Contract, 3rd Shift, 4 Day Workweek)
Location:Saint Paul, Minnesota
Do you have a BS in Chemistry, Biology, Clinical Lab Science or Medical Technology, a year or more of Clinical Lab experience, and are looking to learn from a Global Life Science & CRO Leader? This Chemist / Clinical Technologist role could be the perfect next step to your career path!
We're looking for a passionate Chemist / Clinical Technologist to join the largest health care diagnostic company in the world as an important part of the 3rd shift team. This role is a 6+ month contract and provides exceptional experience with a well-known and admired company! The position is onsite in the Saint Paul Medtox Laboratory and is Wednesday – Saturday from 9pm – 7:30am – 4 Day Workweek!
What You'll Do:
The Forensic Laboratory Team is is seeking a science professional that is looking to use their science degree / background and receive on-the-job training for the pre-analytical through post-analytical set-up and testing of patient samples. The screening department uses immunoassay methodology to screen for different analytes in urine, oral fluid, blood and serum type samples. You'll also be trained on Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) and STAT testing for local clinics and hospitals.
The Forensic Screens Technologist conducts qualitative and quantitative chemical analyses within a SAMHSA-certified drug testing lab and CAP and CLIA-certified clinical laboratory that includes:
Receiving 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
Work with immunoassays including ELISA; interpret data and test results
Evaluate raw and final data for accuracy; recognize and correct errors and unusual results; interpret results to produce a final report
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, calibrate, 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
What You'll Bring:
BS in Chemistry, biology, clinical laboratory, medical technology or related discipline.
A willingness to learn and 1+ years of Clinical Lab experience, preferably with immunoassays.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment to meet established turnaround times.
Basic knowledge of the chemical composition, structure and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations they undergo.
Beginning ability to analyze data and accurately document and record results.
Written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, and problem solving skills.
Take the next big step in your career and Apply Now! Questions? Contact Andie Veach directly at Andie@CarexScientific.com
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