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Clinical Quality Control Technologist

Company: Eurofins
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Job Description:

Company Description This position is with Diatherix Eurofins Clinical Diagnostics which is located in the Hudson Alpha Institute, Huntsville, Alabama. Diatherix Eurofins Clinical Diagnostics is a highly-specialized laboratory providing cutting-edge molecular diagnostic testing services to hospitals and physicians using proprietary TEM-PCR (Target Enriched Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction) technology for precise detection of infectious diseases at high levels of sensitivity and specificity, and at very short turnaround times. Job Description General Description: The Clinical QC Technologist is responsible for specimen labeling, processing, test performance and storage, lab maintenance, supply stocking, logging temperature and lot numbers, aliquoting reagents, and following standard lab procedures, safety guidelines, and HIPAA polices. Responsible for reagent QC testing, reagent inventory, state lab specimen shipping, and preparation of QC data and reports.Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Specimen Labeling and Assistance Duties (minimally perform) The Clinical QC Technologist is responsible for specimen labeling, processing, test performance and storage, lab maintenance, supply stocking, logging temperature and lot numbers, aliquoting reagents, and following standard lab procedures, safety guidelines, and HIPAA polices. Responsible for reagent QC testing, reagent inventory, state lab specimen shipping, and preparation of QC data and reports.Technical Duties * Follow the laboratory's procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, and maintaining records of patient test results.* Maintain records that demonstrate that proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient specimens.* Document instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance performed.* Follow the laboratory's established policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratory's established acceptable levels of performance.* Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications.* Understand and follow procedures for specimen, batch, and plate labeling and identification so that specimen traceability is maintained through the entire high-throughput, teamwork testing process.* Understand and follow reagent labeling and handling procedures.* Performance of TEM-PCR lab duties is expected to be accurate and efficient after initial 6 month competency assessment and maintained at an acceptable level thereafter.* Clean and decontaminate laboratory testing areas according to procedure after each day's testing is complete in the area.* Stock laboratory with supplies.Advanced Technical Duties * Setup and perform testing of samples for troubleshooting, clinical, and stability studies.* Setup and assist with testing of samples for validation and verification studies of laboratory tests.* Properly document records of studies performed, assuring traceability of dates, samples, reagent lots, equipment IDs, and other pertinent records.* Performance of qPCR and other molecular lab technologies is expected to be accurate and efficient after initial 6 month competency assessment of each specific task and maintained at acceptable levels thereafter.* Proper handling of instrument blocks for qPCR equipment when switching between 96-well and OpenArray blocks on a QuantStudio 12K or other similar equipment as used in the laboratory.QC Duties * Assure reagents are QC tested before use with patient testing or concurrently with their first use.* Prepare and organize QC testing materials and documents to be used during testing.* Properly document and file QC records and data.* Analyze and review QC data, in consultation with lab managers when needed.* Maintain reagent receiving, labeling, inventory, and stocking.* Periodically review for reagents approaching their expiration date and handle accordingly.* Review and file equipment, lot number, temperature, and other lab logs.* Pack and ship samples that are required to be sent to state labs and log shipments appropriately.All Areas * Perform all work duties as assigned by shift on weekly work schedules, using any downtime for lab maintenance or other assigned duties.* Adhere to the laboratory's quality control policies and document all quality control activities.* Be capable of identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and correct the problem or immediately notify the day's lead technologist.* Participate in the laboratory's quality assurance plan.* Participate in job specific training and annual competency assessment reviews.* Keep workstations clean according to the cleaning policy.* Wear personal protective equipment as required.* Observe all safety guidelines and report any unsafe conditions to a lab supervisor or manager.* Perform any additional duties as directed by Clinical Lab management.Additional Job Considerations * A day's schedule can be effected by specimen delivery delays, possibly resulting in later arrival times or later finish times. Flexibility with scheduling, within reason, is required.* Weekend and holiday work may be needed.* Work during adverse weather conditions, as much as safety will allow, is required.Qualifications Qualificatoins: * Bachelor of Science in Laboratory Technology or a Life Science.* Qualify as Testing Personnel as defined by CLIA rule --- 493.1489.* A minimum of 3 years work in a Clinical Lab.* Must possess proficiency with basic computer programs.* Be a strong team player.* Excellent communication skills.* Must be able to multitask and keep up in a fast-paced environment.* Must work well on your own with minimal supervision.Additional Information s

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