Laboratory Assistant (Chemistry)
Company: Fresenius Medical Care
Posted on: June 6, 2021
PURPOSE AND SCOPE:
Responsible for assisting Medical Lab Scientist and Technicians
in processing and testing clinical and environmental samples.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under general supervision follows company policies and
procedures, applying acquired job skills to complete routine
Reviews and complies with the Code of Business Conduct and all
applicable department and company policies and procedures, local,
state, and federal laws and regulations.
Complies with all laboratory safety protocols, including, but
not limited to, the use of personal protective equipment (PPE),
proper laboratory techniques, disposal of biohazard, etc.
Assists Technologists and/or Technicians in preparing and
If applicable by local governing state requirements,
preliminarily screens received samples' quality and quantity (QNS
samples) under direct supervision.
If applicable by local governing state requirements, prepares
reagents under the guidance of a qualified Medical Lab Scientist
Prepares testing environment and instrumentation (daily, weekly,
monthly, or as needed, maintenance) for operation under direct
If applicable by local governing state requirements, may perform
routine laboratory protocols; pipetting, measuring, and pouring of
Monitors department lab supplies, reagent, chemicals, equipment
parts, consumable inventories, and other necessary lab supplies for
Performs laboratory tasks of recording data.
If applicable by local governing state requirements, loads QA
material as assigned.
Provides feedback for process improvements.
Resolves pending lists and finds missing samples, etc.
Responsible for maintaining adequate supplies, reagents and
inventory in the department as assigned.
Assists in day to day pre and post-analysis work.
Refers day-to-day issues that may arise to the Senior Staff as
Assists with various projects as assigned by direct supervisor
or another management representative.
- 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.
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 20lbs. and be able to sit/stand and
perform repetitive actions, such as computer operation and
pipetting for extended periods 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
- Must be able to work in a medium to high noise level.
- Previous supervisory experience is not required.
- High School Diploma required; Associates Degree in Biological
or Laboratory Sciences preferred.
EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED SKILLS:
1 - 2 years' related experience, which can be met with a college
degree or later stage college study in related disciplines.
Knowledge of medical lab testing and operation of
Good verbal communication skills.
Must be able to multi-task, prioritize, and manage time
Ability to follow precise directions in situations requiring
speed, accuracy, and efficiency.
- Excellent computer skills, knowledge of MS Office, and Lab
EO/AA Employer: Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability/Sexual
Fresenius Medical Care North America maintains a drug-free
workplace in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.
Keywords: Fresenius Medical Care, Southaven , Laboratory Assistant (Chemistry), Other , Southaven, Mississippi
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