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Molecular Quality Control Technologist

Company: Bako Diagnostics
Location: Alpharetta
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Job Code: MTM Title: Molecular TechnologistRevised: 12/01/2018 Department: MolecularFLSA Status: Non-Exempt Reports to: Molecular SupervisorJob SummaryPerforms and interprets laboratory tests in the Molecular Pathology Laboratory for the diagnosis and care ofpediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.Knowledge and Critical Skills/ExpertiseRequires reading and knowledge of medical terminology.Language Ability - Ability to read and interpret documents such as patient requisitions, safety rules, operatingand maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.Math Ability - Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers,common fractions, and decimals.Reasoning Ability - Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished eitherverbally or written. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardizedsituations.Computer Ability - Ability to utilize MS Office applications (Word, Excel) for laboratory applications.Position Requirements (Education, Experience, Licensure/Certifications)REQUIRED--- B.S. or B.A. degree in science plus successful completion of a formal technologist training program(MT/MLS or MB) and six months clinical or molecular laboratory experience. Acceptable certifyingagencies include: ASCP, AMT, AAB (HEW) *OR*--- B.S. or B.A. degree in science with appropriate credits in chemistry, biology and mathematics, toinclude didactic and laboratory molecular techniques such as PCR, Real-Time PCR, DNA/RNApurification, gel electrophoresis or DNA sequencing and six months molecular laboratory experience *OR*PREFERRED--- Completion of an appropriate clinical laboratory certification examination (MT/MLS, CG, M orMP/MB) and six months clinical or molecular laboratory experience. Acceptable certifying agenciesinclude: ASCP, AMT, AAB (HEW) *OR*--- B.S. or B.A. degree in science plus successful completion of a formal technologist training program andat least 1 year clinical laboratory experience *OR*--- B.S. or B.A. degree in science with appropriate credits in chemistry, biology and mathematics and atleast 1 year laboratory to include molecular techniques such as PCR, Real-Time PCR, DNA/RNApurification, gel electrophoresis or DNA sequencing.DocuSign Envelope ID: B8A86157-3054-4FC8-A941-AD99CB44A73DTasks, Duties and Responsibilities1. Interacts with physicians, employees and clients in a positive manner consistent with the mission andvalues of Bako Diagnostics.2. Follow the laboratory's standard operating procedures for job-related responsibilities.3. Technical:--- Evaluates patients' samples to determine their suitability for examination and/or referral to areference laboratory. Follows up or investigates events or situations with specimens which may leadto adverse test outcomes.--- Performs molecular laboratory tests, to include sample preparation, instrumentation and analysis.--- Prepares, monitors, and operates analytical test instruments to ensure that test results are medicallyreliable. Investigates and troubleshoots test results and/or system failures.--- Prepares and reviews test findings and results to be reported to physicians and other medicalpersonnel.3. Quality Control and other duties:--- Maintain a clean and safe prep work area according to guidelines of Infection/Exposure Control andChemical Hygiene guidelines and ensures proper disposal of all waste according to company policy.--- Monitors temperatures, services and cleaning of lab equipment.--- Supports departmental QA program by performing and documenting quality control andpreventative maintenance.--- Investigates and documents quality control and instrument maintenance problems.--- Performs proficiency testing for intra-laboratory comparisons, and to meet regulatory requirements.--- Assists in achieving and maintaining laboratory certification as appropriate.4. Support Responsibilities:--- Maintains confidentiality regarding all phases of laboratory work and findings.--- Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with company and departmental policies andprocedures. Immediately reports any mechanical or electrical equipment malfunctions, unsafeconditions, or employee/visitor injury/accident to Manager.--- Maintains record keeping logs according to policy manual guidelines.--- Provides assistance to Data Clerks, Technicians, Client Services and Clients as needed to ensureproper specimen collection, handling, labeling, and processing.--- Unpacks specimens, assigns a number and documents a receive date.--- Unpack and stores supplies.--- Monitors inventories of supplies and reagents to ensure adequate levels are available.--- May assist with the orientation and training of other employees.Working ConditionsThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those and employee encounters whileperforming the essential functions of their job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individualswith disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of their job, the employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles andtoxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is frequently exposed to human tissue. Personal protective equipmentto lower the risk of exposure is provided by employer. The noise level in the work environment is usuallymoderate.DocuSign Envelope ID: B8A86157-3054-4FC8-A941-AD99CB44A73DPhysical DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; used hands; reach with hand and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Positions SupervisedNoneRequirements listed are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and/or abilities. This position description is not meant to imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job duties requested by the supervisor.

Keywords: Bako Diagnostics, Alpharetta , Molecular Quality Control Technologist, Other , Alpharetta, Georgia

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