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ARUP Laboratories Technician, Student in Salt Lake City, Utah

Description

Schedule :Status: Non-benefitedHours: approximately 10 hours per weekDays: TBD by supervisor

Department: Microbial Immunology - 634

Primary Purpose :This position offers an MLS student the opportunity to assist and provide support services of both a technical and non-technical nature in the laboratory areas. Works under the direct supervision of Technicians (I or II) and Technologists. Duties include data handling, specimen processing, performance of select laboratory testing, internal and external communications and documentation, performance and documentation of quality control and equipment maintenance, supply maintenance, and minor problem solving.

Helping to process and run QuantiFERON-Plus specimens. QuantiFERON is a high volume tuberculosis screening assay. Student technicians would have the opportunity to work with several different instruments and complex laboratory equipment, some of these unique and customized for ARUP. Wednesday – Friday evenings and weekends available.

About ARUP :ARUP Laboratories is a national clinical and anatomic pathology reference laboratory and an enterprise of the University of Utah and its Department of Pathology. Based in Salt Lake City, Utah.ARUP proudly hires top talent to create a work environment of diversity, professional growth and continuous development. Our workforce is committed to the important service we provide to over one million patients each month. We always strive for excellence and have a strong desire to have involvement with the advances in medicine and the role laboratory services plays within each patient’s life. We never forget that there is a patient behind every specimen we receive. We are looking for individuals who want to contribute to ARUP's culture of accountability, integrity, service, and excellence. Consider joining our dynamic team.

Essential Functions :

In training to develop an understanding of appropriate specimen collection, handling, and transport.

Accurately processes specimens according to established departmental procedures. May include specimen triaging, routing, and storing.

Evaluates specimens for acceptability and follows the appropriate procedures for specimens that do not meet acceptance criteria. Initiates problem resolution.

Prepares, organizes, and reviews specimens for run set up according to departmental procedures. Ensures accurate sample order and patient identification.

Prepares reagents according to laboratory requirements.

Performs and documents quality control and assists with equipment maintenance within predetermined parameters. Does not calibrate instrumentation.

Develops proficiency with laboratory information systems including ANSR, ESP, IMS, Millennium, Image Viewer, MASTERControl, and LMS.

Answers telephone calls in a timely and courteous manner. May provide verified test results available in the LIS, as requested, to authenticated individuals. Refers problems to appropriate technical personnel.

Maintains work area. Cleans bench tops and equipment after each spill and daily at the end of the work shift. Documents cleaning and maintenance as required.

Stocks and maintains supplies. Notes receipt date on supplies and rotates supplies to ensure that the oldest stock is used first. Discards expired reagents in a manner consistent with applicable safety policies or procedures. Notifies the appropriate supervisor or designated individual, as needed.

Meets output measures as defined by individual group procedures. Assists others in areas of defined competency when assigned workload is complete.

Other duties as assigned.

Physical and Other Requirements : Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist.Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.Mobility: The person in this position needs to occasionally move between work sites and inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.Communicate: Frequently communicate with others.PPE: Biohazard laboratory environment that requires use of personal protective equipment in accordance with CDC and OSHA regulations and company/departmental policies. ARUP Policies and Procedures: To conduct self in compliance with all ARUP Policies and Procedures.Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Fine Motor Control: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.Absolute integrity in the accurate identification of samples, test performance, and reporting of resultsVision: Having close, far, and peripheral visual acuity to perform a variety of tasks such as make general observations of depth and distance.Color Vision: Perception of and ability to distinguish colors.

Qualifications

Education

Required

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent or better

Experience

Required

  • Currently enrolled in an MT/MLS program

Preferred

  • Relevant laboratory experience, which may include college coursework if applicable

  • Proficient in standard computer/software programs (i.e. MS Office)

  • Basic laboratory skills

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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