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Laboratory Technician

Rush, NY

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Description

Performs data entry and processing of biological indicator spore strip tests in a high-volume culture lab. Primarily serving the dental industry, B.I. spore strip tests are used in autoclave performance testing for sterility assurance

  Follows laboratory procedure for testing samples: o

  • Sorts and labels the test envelopes
  • Performs data entry
  • Aseptically transfers spore strips into test tubes
  • Operates fill machines and ensures proper media fill into tubes o Follows SOPs to ensure appropriate incubation protocol
  • Removes samples from incubators and visually examines for bacterial growth
  • Routine cleaning of laboratory glassware and equipment 

Performs all other assigned duties including but not limited to: 

  • Counting and opening test envelopes
  • Cleaning of laboratory and office areas 
  • Restock supplies in laboratory and office areas 
  • Scan and archive completed test envelopes 
  • Identifies problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results GENERAL JOB EXPECTATIONS: 

Job Requirements

  • Complies with company policies and procedures 
  • Plan, organize, prioritize and execute assigned work
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Adheres to laboratory quality control policies
  • Self-reviews for accuracy and quality
  • Works as part of a team to complete the daily workload, which may vary throughout the week

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • High School diploma or equivalent required 
  • One year of laboratory experience preferred 
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal 
  • Must be able to read and understand all SOP's pertaining to their department
  • Basic computer skills including 10-key

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Routinely sanitize work surfaces with sodium hypochlorite solution
  • Physical Requirements: Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds and stand for periods up to two hours The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. 
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