Clinical Pathology Technician I

DEPARTMENT: Clinical Pathology

REPORTS TO: Department Supervisor

SUMMARY

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.).

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • 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.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • 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).
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
  • 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.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
  • 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.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • 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.

If you are interested in this opportunity please send your CV to jobs@cbset.org.