Laboratory Assistant II - TEMP/40 hrs
Fresenius Medical Care
Milpitas, California, United States
3d ago

PURPOSE AND SCOPE :

Responsible for the processing and testing of clinical and environmental samples; and for the operation, troubleshooting and maintenance of testing instrumentation.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :

  • Performs functions that require full knowledge of general aspects of the job.
  • Works on assignments that are semi-routine in nature, but recognizes the need for occasional deviation from accepted practice.
  • Performs and provides assistance to lab personnel with more general support tasks that require a better understanding of functions, as directed by immediate supervisor.
  • Prepares appropriate instrument for operation; load patient samples.
  • May process specimen / samples and prepare for analysis, as necessary.
  • May handle chemicals when performing testing procedures.
  • Responsible for maintenance of equipment and assist in troubleshooting on a daily basis.
  • Comply with all laboratory safety protocols, including, but not limited to, use of personal protective equipment (PPE), proper laboratory techniques, disposal of bio-hazard, etc.
  • Orders reagents, chemicals, equipment parts and other miscellaneous items in general stock.
  • May coordinate and assist in the work activities of Laboratory Assistants and others as directed.
  • Responsible for instrument printouts and printing of worksheets.
  • May refer to Medical Laboratory Scientists for assistance with higher level problems that may arise.
  • Escalates issues to supervisor for resolution, as deemed necessary.
  • Assists with various projects as assigned by direct supervisor.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Additional responsibilities may include focus on one or more departments or locations. See applicable addendum for department or location specific functions.

    Qualifications

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS :

  • The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be able to lift up to 20 lbs., and be able to sit / stand for extended periods of time in a laboratory environment.
  • Must be able to work with clinical and environmental samples, including, but not limited to blood, urine, etc.
  • Must be able to work with chemicals and / or reagents specific to laboratory testing.
  • Must be able to work in a medium to high noise level.
  • EDUCATION :

  • High School diploma / GED required.
  • Two year degree in applied, biological or laboratory sciences preferred.
  • EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED SKILLS :

  • 1 2 years’ related experience.
  • Knowledge of medical lab testing and operation of instrumentation preferred.
  • Good verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to multi-task, prioritize and manage time efficiently.
  • Prior experience with laboratory systems preferred.
  • PC literacy required.
  • Ability to follow precise directions in situation requiring speed, accuracy and efficiency.
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