[New Job Opening] Laboratory Assistant job Vacancy in 25003 Pitkin Rd, Spring, TX 77386


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25003 Pitkin Rd, Spring, TX 77386
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Description : JOB TITLE: Laboratory Operations AssistantCOMPANY NAME: Boulder GXDEPARTMENT: Lab OperationsCLASSIFICATION: Non-ExemptLOCATION: Spring, TexasREPORTS TO: Assistant Lab DirectorShift: Day ShiftJOB PURPOSE: The Laboratory Operations Assistant is primarily responsible for accurately entering patient demographics, test orders, and supporting documentation into the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). This position will also assist in providing accurate patient and laboratory reports, including statistical analysis, quality control checks, and documentation of problem resolution. The Laboratory Operations Assistant is responsible for facilitating coordination and communication between departments, clients, and vendors in support of business objectives. This position helps ensure efficient day to day operation of the laboratory, and supports management and other laboratory staff.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Include but are not limited to the following (other duties may be assigned to meet business needs):Accurately enter patient demographics, test orders, and supporting documentation into the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)Prepare laboratory specimens for designated departments/locations prior to laboratory analysis and testingUnpack and route specimens by type to various staging areasVerify and cross check the validity of patient specimen informationPrepare all specimens received for testing in designated laboratory departments or designed locationsAliquot samples for departmentsPrepare excess specimen samples for storage, and resolve and document problem specimensAssist in creating and/or verifying accurate patient results reports for all clinical tests offered by Boulder GXAid in all reporting functionality needs for Boulder GX and its clients, including creation of custom reports, scheduled reports, and advanced data queriesCollect and validate client/patient information in order to produce accurate reportsContact clients and/or patients to obtain information required for testing, billing, and client relationsIdentify and document issues within laboratory operations processes, and communicate with Account Management and supervisor accordinglyEstablish and maintain positive working relationships, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organizationAssist in inventory control of office supplies and dispatch of consumables for genetic and infectious disease testing to client sitesAssemble testing kits and provide logistics support for clients and Account ManagementUtilize the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) and other supportive software to generate reports, verify vendor invoices, validate patient information, and upload electronic departmental records as neededAdhere to HIPAA compliance and laboratory safety policiesAnticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of internal departments and external clients to meet or exceed their expectations within the organizational parametersAssist in drafting of standard operation procedures and policiesQUALIFICIATION/REQUIREMENTS: Excellent verbal and written communication skillsMust be able to talk, listen and speak clearly on telephoneAstute attention to detailPunctual, honest, and trustworthyAble to work with minimum supervision – a self-motivated, driven individual who can work on own initiative and as part of a teamAble to learn and assimilate new information quicklyCustomer service drivenStrong sense of urgency and problem-solving skillsAbility to work in a fast-paced environment with strong attention to detail and organizational skillsDemonstrate commitment to strategic business goals and objectives (TAT, precision reporting, etc.)Familiarity with Google, Adobe, and Microsoft suite of work productsEDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCEHigh School Diploma or equivalent and at least 2-4 years of related experiencePost-secondary education in business, computers, life sciences, or office management is preferredBilingual (English/Spanish) preferredWORK ENVIRONMENTWork is performed in a sanitized laboratory as well as general office setting. Employees entering and leaving the laboratory must wear appropriate clothing and protective equipment such as masks, goggles, and gloves as applicable.PHYSICAL DEMANDSThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; lift; bend; sit; push; drive; use hands to finger, grasp, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is subject to repetitive motion of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers when typing as well as when testing samples.The physical demands of the position are considered to be light work. The employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform work activities such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection of specimens. The employee within this position may be subject to vibration, certain hazards due to exposure to chemicals, noise, and atmospheric conditions.Please refer to the ADA checklist for additional information regarding this position.TRAVELPercentage of travel time expected is less than 5%. Travel is primarily local during the business day.CORE COMPETENICESBehave Ethically: Understand ethical behavior and business practices and ensure own behavior and the behavior of others are consistent with these standards and align with the values of the organization.Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with other both internally and externally to achieve the goals of the organization.Process flow & Analysis: Understand how to best identify and flag issues within the supply chain, communicate them to account management accordingly on both a daily and ad hoc basis.Communication: Speak, listen, and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.Client Service: Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of internal staff and external clients to meet or exceed their expectations within the organizational parameters.Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.Judgement: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization.Initiative: Is a self-starter, shows originality, makes decisions when required, and initiates action. Understands broader organizational and team goals to proactively address what needs to be accomplished and when, without constant managerial oversight and direction.Laboratory Performance: Work cooperatively towards increasing productivity, reducing TATs and minimizing process-related errors and issues.Critical Thinking & Decision Making: Identify communications, logistical, facility and other issues and opportunities proactively, use sound judgment in all interactions inside and outside the organizationOrganization: Set priorities, develop a task list, monitor progress towards goals, and track details/data/information/activities.Operational Improvement: Proficient tracking, management, and analyzing of sample data to identify opportunities, mitigate problems, and improve workflow. Work cooperatively to experience a decrease in accession-related errors or lapses.Proactive Planning: Determine strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results.Problem Resolution: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.Adaptability: Demonstrate flexibility in the face of change and project a positive demeanor at all times.Technical Skills: Display proficiency in using standard office equipment such as a computer, fax, photo
copier, scanner, etc. Must be able adapt quickly to new technology and easily acquire new technical skills.Job Type: Full-timePay: $20.00 – $30.00 per hourBenefits:Dental insuranceHealth insuranceLife insurancePaid time offVision insuranceSchedule:Day shiftApplication Question(s):This position requires high attention to detail and the ability to independently troubleshoot discrepancies which may impact quality and accuracy. Please describe a brief process which required you to troubleshoot or perform quality/accuracy checks.Experience:Laboratory: 1 year (Preferred)Shift availability:Day Shift (Preferred)Night Shift (Preferred)Overnight Shift (Preferred)Work Location: One location
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