Laboratory Corporation of America Technologist in Houston, Texas
The Screening Technologist works in a fast paced, production type environment. This employee will be responsible for the operation, maintenance, troubleshooting, loading and unloading of initial testing batches of specimens onto the screening instrumentation for initial drug screening analysis. Performance of any confirmatory specimen validity testing and alcohol testing.
Operation, maintenance, troubleshooting and loading and unloading of initial testing batches onto the screening instrumentation (i.e. Beckman Coulter AU5800) in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and supervisor guidance.
Review and interpret initial testing results and all associated quality control, calibrations and instrument data.
Perform any confirmatory specimen validity testing as needed, to include pH, creatinine, specific gravity and nitrites.
Perform blood and urine alcohol testing by GC/HS.
Maintain inventory of laboratory or instrument supplies and reagents. Notify appropriate personnel or supervisor of any shortages.
Preparation of reagents and mixtures essential to the Screening department.
Follow proper chemical waste disposal procedures, and handling of chemicals according to the safety manual and Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) protocols.
Understand and follow quality procedures and protocols for security and confidentiality.
Follow chain of custody procedures with accuracy and consistency. Verify chain of custody and specimens received.
Perform and record instrument and equipment maintenance and function checks.
Understand and follow Standard Operating Procedures and protocols as directed.
Understand and comply with all laboratory and safety policies.
Additional duties as assigned by supervisor
About our Company:
- Laboratory Corporation of America located in Houston, Texas operates a SAMHSA-certified drug testing laboratory and CAP and CLIA-certified clinical laboratory. Our comprehensive laboratory and testing services coupled with our commitment to excellent customer service ensures that our clients' testing programs operate as efficiently and effectively as possible. We are committed to building strong relationships with our clients; being responsive to their questions and adaptable to their needs.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, LabCorp 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 an Screening Technologist.
Required Education, Experience, Skills and Qualifications:
MLT, MT or BS Degree or equivalent
Must be able to perform work with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
Able to work independently under general supervision
Must be able to regularly lift, carry, and rotate/turn with up to thirty pounds
Work effectively in fast paced high volume environment
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
Preferred Education, Experience, Skills and Qualifications:
- Prior initial drug testing experience is preferred
Tues-Sat 10 AM-630P
As an EOE/AA employer, the organization will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.