LPH Employment Opportunities

The following job opportunity is available at CULPH:

Job Title:              Lab Technologist I (Columbia,SC)
Job ID:                 13462
Full/Part Time:    Full-Time
Regular/Temporary:       Regular

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

1. JOB PURPOSE

Employee performs complex activities associated with receiving and accessioning of laboratory samples. As Submission Triage Leader, duties include responsibility for receiving and triaging of all submissions to CVDC and making the initial entries including ordering of tests for these accessions in the Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS).  Employee will interact directly with clients of CVDC face to face and by telephone and be responsible for collecting moneys with submissions. Employee will be required to follow all protocols and procedures outlined in the Quality System and be capable of helping monitor the effectiveness of that system. 

2. JOB FUNCTIONS

DATA ENTRY

Correctly and accurately input data into LIMS including but not limited to all supporting specimen data, requested/required tests, correct charges/billing information and recording of any payments collected with submission.  E/35%

RECEIVING OF SPECIMENS

Receive and triage submissions of diagnostic samples of a variety of types for CVDC from referring veterinarians, producers, other state agencies and the general public; ensure proper handling, labeling, storage and/or distribution of each appropriate to its type and intended purpose; maintain chain of custody on all legal specimens. Receiving duties may involve large animals on occasion and require operation of hoist.  E/30%

CUSTOMER SERVICE

Greet and serve clients in a friendly, courteous and timely manner both in person and by telephone.  E/10%

TRAINING

Cross train and assist in other sections' work or tasks in CVDC as requested by supervisor or director.  E/10%

SHIPPING

Serve as shipping clerk for packaging and shipping diagnostic samples that are to be referred to outside laboratories according to all applicable state and federal standards; serve as receiving clerk for supplies and materials used in the lab including responsibility to deliver to appropriate lab section.  E/5%

OVERSIGHT

Oversee receiving area to maintain orderly, clean environment. Keep substitute and part-time personnel who also work in area during regular hours, after hours and weekend hours informed of any changes in protocols and procedures and assure smooth hand off between shifts.  E/5%

OTHER DUTIES

Perform other duties as may be required.  M/5%

QUALIFICATIONS:

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

An associate degree or equivalent technical training in electronics technology, biology or the natural sciences and work experience in a laboratory environment; or a high school diploma and journey-level work experience in a laboratory environment.

PREFERRED IN ADDITION TO THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

A bachelor's degree in a related scientific discipline may be substituted for the required work experience. Experience in a laboratory setting and bachelor's degree in related field is preferred.

PAY & WORK SCHEDULE:    Standard Hrs: 37.5;  Band: 04 ($ 26,139.00 - $ 31,000.00)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

Guidelines and Supervision:
Employee must be able to understand and follow written procedures and protocols including but not limited to the Quality Manual of CVDC. Employee is expected to show initiative, be able to work independently and do problem solving. Employee will be expected to follow all directives given by the supervisor and the director.

Specimens are derived from animal tissues and may harbor potentially infectious agents, therefore biosafety level 2 (BSL2) practices must be employed routinely.

Emergency duty may be required by order of the State Veterinarian.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Ability to work collaboratively with staff members, ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing, present a pleasant and friendly demeanor conducive to providing excellent customer service. Consistently maintains positive interactions and as needed follow-up communications with the public and co-workers. The position requires the capability to adapt and respond to conflictive situations. The employee is expected to exercise the utmost attention to detail while performing all duties and particularly while performing data entry. Computer literacy and ability to learn the use of varied software applications are required.

PHYSICAL FACTORS:
Duties include ability to move freely around the lab, get into and out of livestock trailers, move heavy objects and operate hoist to move large animals into the lab.

JOB LOCATION: Position will be located at Livestock Poultry Health, Columbia, SC

COMPETENCY / SKILLS TEST: All candidates chosen for an interview may be administered a competency / skills test.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  August 15, 2014.

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CLOSING STATEMENT:

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.