Clinical Pathology Technician I

DEPARTMENT: Clinical Pathology

REPORTS TO: Department Supervisor


The Clinical Pathology Technician I joins a pathology team with 3 board-certified veterinary pathologists and pathology services such as necropsy, histopathology, hematology, clinical chemistry, immunohistochemistry, confocal microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. This is an entry-level clinical pathology position with the expectation of supervised functionality, demonstrating a comfortable level of technical skills across departmental disciplines (e.g., hematology, chemistry, etc.).

  • Basic technical skills:
    • Performs all technical aspects of diagnostic laboratory testing including quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance, sample processing, data collection and reporting.
    • Records results of tests with all supporting documentation for clinical interpretation.
    • Identifies and resolves problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results.
    • Judges whether the results are abnormal/critical and takes appropriate action according to laboratory guidelines.
  • Basic administrative capabilities:
    • Sample and records organization for receipt, storage, archiving and shipping.
    • Laboratory supply and reagent inventory and ordering.
  • Data management skills:
    • Generation of quality data in compliance with GLP guidelines, including submission of data in a timely manner, documentation of deviations/events with supervision.
    • Performance of data review/quality control.
  • Ability to function as team member:
    • Effective oral and written communication skills.
    • Effective functioning and communication within Clinical Pathology team and, as needed, to other CBSET services.
    • Flexibility and willingness to perform other related duties as required.
  • Education: High school or GED required. Associates (AS) or Bachelor’s degree (BS) in science preferred.
  • Experience: One year clinical pathology laboratory experience preferred.
  • Certification/Licensure: Driver’s license; HT or HTL (ASCP) certification preferred.
  • Other: Proficiency with computers and standard application software (e.g., Word, Excel).
  • Must be able to perform laboratory procedures, which require, talking, hearing, standing or sitting for long periods of time, entering data into a computer, using appropriate instruments, reaching with hands and arms, working in narrow spaces, and wearing safety equipment (PPE) according to OSHA regulations and company standards.
  • Occasionally moves supplies and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Job requires employee to remain on his or her feet for continuous periods of time.
  • Laboratories with moderate noise possible and potential exposure to hazardous/noxious devices (e.g., needles, scalpel blades etc), chemicals (e.g., anesthetic gases, formalin, alcohols, xylenes, etc.), zoonotic diseases and/or radiation.
  • General office working conditions.
  • May require occasional duties on weekends and/or holidays.
  • May require occasional travel.

All employees are required to satisfactorily perform the essential duties and responsibilities of their position. • The essential duties and responsibilities listed above are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

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