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Lab Technician

Laboratory Technician | Houston, TX | Contract

Job Description
Lab Technician
Work Location: Houston, TX

Job Summary/Description
Under direct supervision, is responsible for the collecting and processing of specimens from patients, documenting results according to established procedures. Assists with performing specimen analysis, instrument maintenance, and quality control procedures as indicated. Follows quality assurance and safety policies and procedures. Assists with patient flow as needed. Collects appropriate specimens from patients as ordered.

Job Duties/Responsibilities/Functions (including but not limited to)
• Maintains proper documentation as described by the quality assurance program including accessioning logs, test report logs, quality control logs, equipment records and checklists.
• Performs specimen analysis of all chemistry, hematology, immunology specimens as directed.
• Maintains adequate inventory of supplies and ensures that all supplies are viable before using in patient testing.
• Assists with testing procedures according to procedure guidelines.
• Sends specimens to reference laboratories for any testing not performed in house. Processes incoming orders for lab testing. Processes in-house and in-coming results for charting. Charts patient results in a timely manner.
• Update and file all daily paperwork, lab logs and maintenance logs.
• Arrange for transfusion of blood products when ordered by physician. Operates designated laboratory equipment as directed.
• Uses equipment effectively, skillfully and efficiently. Maintains equipment and work area as directed. Performs testing under CLIA guidelines for personnel.
• Performs daily, weekly and monthly instrument maintenance as indicated. Records proper lot numbers of all controls, calibrator, and reagents.
• Identifies troubleshooting procedures and calls technical services as needed. Implements and complies with safety and quality assurance standards.
• Complies with regulatory agency standards. Adheres to all OSHA compliance laws and Universal Precaution procedures.
• Properly disposes of hazardous materials. Maintains a clean working environment and restocks the laboratory area as needed.
• Performs phlebotomy and sample collection procedures as needed.
• Maintains confidentially of all information related to patients and medical staff.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
• High school diploma or equivalent required
• Entry level and requires 0-3 years' experience

About InGenesis
InGenesis is dedicated to placing people in positions that preserve life, improve lives and inspire others. This does not happen without passionate people, skilled colleagues who are motivated to create innovative solutions and deliver superior service to our clients. Founded in 1998, InGenesis manages thousands of employees, including pioneering healthcare, science, technology and pharma professionals. The workforce solutions company includes almost half of the Fortune 500 in its nearly 300 clients. It is recognized as one of the largest healthcare staffing firms, and InGenesis is the largest minority/women owned healthcare staffing firm in North America.

EEOC Statement
We support a diverse workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer who does not discriminate against employees and applicants for employment on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other classification protected by law.