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Laboratory Technician

Company: Academy
Location: Miami
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

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Transforming Lives

The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

The Clinical Translation Research Site has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Laboratory Technician to work on the UHealth campus. This position requires a person who has some knowledge of general laboratory duties and/or biological sciences. The incumbent will perform comprehensive clinical laboratory procedures of low and high complexity as directed by the Laboratory Supervisor. General responsibilities include processing of patient specimens, maintenance of laboratory equipment, data entry, maintenance of laboratory records including quality control, quality assurance, instrument logs, and inventory of reagents and supplies. Occasional coverage different lab locations.

Receive and accept the samples coming from the clinics and hospitals, separate them by type of tests required, and distribute to the different laboratory sections that will perform each specific type of test
Enter accessioning data into computer systems
Compare accessioning records to samples received to ensure accessioning accuracy; investigate missing samples and perform quality assurance on all accessioned samples
Transports samples from clinic or hospital to laboratory in compliance with CLIA and ASHI standards
Processes and dispatches specimens to reference laboratories and/or centers assuring that viability is maintained by proper preservation (e.g. packing in dry ice, pre freezing, samples, wet ice, or adding preservatives) and that laws and regulations are followed for transporting etiologic agents
Perform preparation of reagents and controls
Perform weekly and daily maintenance of equipment
Maintains rooms and equipment clean and functional
Provide support to physicians and clinic staff as necessary
Organizes stock and maintains inventory; order stock as needed.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.

High School diploma or equivalent required
One year of relevant experience required; medical experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:
Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail.

Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work under pressure while meeting deadlines.

Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion.

Ability to work evenings, nights, and weekends as necessary.

Commitment to the University's core values.

Ability to work independently and/or in a collaborative environment.

Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience and/or certifications may be considered.

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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Keywords: Academy, Miami , Laboratory Technician, Healthcare , Miami, Florida

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