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Sample Receiving Technician

Company: HonorVet Technologies
Location: Madison
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Sample Receiving Technician
Duration: 6+ months with possibility of Extension
Location: Madison WI-53704
Shift: Monday-Friday 10am - 6pm, some overtime.

Job Description:

  • The incumbent is responsible for sample entry, assignment of test codes, expedient release of sample to operations for analysis and laboratory shipping.

    Main activities:

    • Receive and log in sample in preparation for analysis. Review sample and any attached documentation to assign an identification number and enter information into Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).
    • Prepare documentation, as necessary.
    • Contact client, when necessary, to obtain and clarify missing or unclear information to ensure that identification of client code, test code, and sample contents are accurate.
    • Store samples in appropriate manner until analysis is completed and appropriately dispose of extra samples. Ensure sample integrity is maintained.
    • Prepare packages for pick up by shipping vendors. Follow appropriate procedures to send packages and maintain all related documentation.
    • Prepare sample to be shipped to other testing facilities when necessary. Complete appropriate documentation and file accordingly.
    • May assist client service personnel with the development of customized client reports. Activities include collection of data, analysis of data, and development of report.
    • May assist laboratory personnel with the preparation and analysis of samples.
    • Support corporate quality and continuous improvement process.
    • This position has the responsibilities and authority to identify departures from the quality system or test procedures and document such observations in accordance with the prescribed complaint system.
    • Perform other related duties as needed.
    • At any time, the incumbent must behave and operate in an ethical and Code of Conduct compliant manner .

      Required Knowledge/Qualification:

      • Associate degree and 1+ year relevant work experience or equivalent work experience, or a bachelor's degree .
      • This position requires a basic knowledge of computer operation skills to manipulate keyboard while entering incoming sample information into the LIMS.
      • A basic knowledge of microbiology and chemistry is helpful to effectively assign proper sample and test codes.
      • A broad knowledge of personal computer software and data entering skills is necessary to input data into the LIMS and generate special reports.
      • Organizational skills are required to keep track of all sample and documentation.
      • Time management skills are useful to ensure that the sample is quickly prepared for testing.
      • Written and oral communication skills are essential to obtain or clarify test instructions with clients. General office skills are useful to complete faxing, filing, and other related duties for the department.

        Required skills:

        • The incumbent performs routine tasks in sample receiving and addresses problems according to established procedures.
        • The incumbent must review sample documentation to determine adequacy and appropriateness of information provided. Information is frequently missing or unclear. Problems can be addressed with the help of the supervisor, client contact, previous testing practices, and Standard Operating Procedures.
        • The incumbent routinely makes decisions on the accuracy and adequacy of sample information and documentation to determine if sample can be processed accurately and turned over to operations for testing.
        • If sample information is questionable, the incumbent seeks information from the supervisor or the client. Unique or unusual difficulties generally require the input of the supervisor to determine a solution.
        • Decisions impact the accuracy and timeliness of conducting the test.
        • The incumbent receives regular supervision.
        • The incumbent is responsible for accurately coding the client sample according to the desired test and inputting the necessary information into the LIMS.
        • The incumbent works toward specific goals and objectives established by the supervisor.

          Work Environment :

          • The incumbent works in a laboratory setting with proper temperature and lighting control. Occasional exposure to laboratory fumes, chemicals, and materials will occur when in the laboratory. Must lift sample packages ranging from 10-50 pounds to complete job tasks.
          • The incumbent can expect extended time spent in a standing position.
          • Physical dexterity is necessary to effectively manipulate a keyboard.
          • The incumbent may work in a laboratory environment that requires the wearing of a mask, laboratory coat, and insulated gloves.

Keywords: HonorVet Technologies, Madison , Sample Receiving Technician, Professions , Madison, Wisconsin

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