Medical Technologist I - Genomics - First Shift - Rotate Weekends

Job Overview

Covance is hiring a Medical Technologist I to join their global team in Indianapolis, IN.

The Medical Technologist I is responsible for the following:

* Perform assigned clinical laboratory testing accurately and in a timely manner

* Resolve pendings and prepare workstation and instrumentation for the assigned testing.

* Properly handle specimens and independently resolve technical specimen issues in preparation for analysis and specimen storage.

* Operate instruments to perform testing in accordance with established written procedures.

* Performs routine testing and calculations as required.

* Resolve routine and non-routine assay problems.

* Ensure the validity of test results through the performance of established quality assurance and quality control procedures.

* data for review by management.

* Document quality control results. .

* Document corrective action for unusual occurrences (e.g. QC violations, instrument related problems).

* Analyze proficiency testing survey samples as patient specimens.


* Receive, open and place in service all reagents/materials according to SOPs.

* Perform inventory control of supplies and reagents as approved by management.

Result Entry (Auto-verification and manual entry).

* When data is manually entered (e.g. QC, patient data) ensure peer review is performed and documented prior to the release of results.

* Prepare proper documentation of test results and enter into the information system.

* Generate an appropriate audit trail for all activities.

* Document and communicate any result reporting problems or inconsistencies to laboratory management.

* Complete testing within the expected turnaround time to meet customers' expectations.

* Ensures maintenance of instruments and equipment is performed according to manufacturer and SOP requirements, and documented according to SOP.

* Perform basic instrument and equipment troubleshooting.

* Perform pipette calibrations.

* Notify laboratory management when an instrument or equipment does not meet specifications.

* Comply with regulatory guidelines and Covance Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) at all times.


* Individual is responsible for maintaining his/her complete up-to-date training file.

* The individual successfully completes, as scheduled competency assessment.

* Competently performs department duties as set forth in the department training checklist(s).

* May assist in training new employees and follows-up to ensure training is understood.

* Attends, as scheduled, department, mandatory, and other meetings and training, as required according to training matrices.

* Work to achieve partnership with both internal customers and external clients by:

* Pull data in a timely manner for review by QA and external clients.

* Contribute to the provision of accurate verbal or written response to internal QA and client audit findings. Coordinate, where needed, with other resources to resolve issue.

* Researches and prepares a response following investigation for quality purposes. Coordinate, where needed, with other resources to resolve issue.

* Research and respond in a timely manner to internal customer inquires regarding status of test results, retrieval of samples for testing/storage, and other needs.

* Understand department metrics and goals.

* demonstrate proficiency in applicable computer systems and software.

* Adheres to established Safety policies and Universal Precaution guidelines at all times. Maintains a clean, organized and safe work environment.

* Minimizes biohazard waste.

* Cleans workstation and materials daily.

* Takes action for the department when additional responsibilities and opportunities are presented.

* Provide laboratory management with a report of activities upon request.

* Other duties as assigned.


* Associate's Degree in medical laboratory testing.


* Bachelor's Degree in Medical Technology, Clinical Lab Science, Chemical, Physical or Biological Science from an accredited college or university and one year training and/or experience in the specialty in which testing is to be performed. Training should be equivalent to that received in a school of Medical Technology.


* Completion of an Accredited Clinical Laboratory Training Program or 1 year documented laboratory training or experience in the specialty that testing is to be performed (along with 90 semester hours from an accredited institution) that include: 16 hours of biology pertinent to the medical sciences and 16 hours of chemistry with 6 hours of Inorganic Chemistry and 3 hours of math.


One year training and/or experience in the specialty in which testing is to be performed is highly preferred.