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Shire 1st Shift Laboratory Technician in Social Circle, Georgia
The Lab Testing Technician is responsible for performing testing in accordance with established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), applicable sections of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs), with emphasis on Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act of 1988 (CLIA), and applicable Shire and BioLife policies, procedures and quality initiatives.
Perform only high and moderate complexity tests for which certification has been authorized by the laboratory director or designee and deemed commensurate with their education, training, and technical abilities.
Responsible for sample management, test performance, quality control, result review, result reporting and equipment maintenance such that accurate and appropriate sample testing is performed, completed, and reported in a timely manner.
Follow the laboratory's procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records of donor test results.
Test and maintain records that demonstrate proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as donor samples.
Adhere to the laboratory's quality control policies, document all quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance performed.
Identify problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and either correct the problems or immediately notify the laboratory management. Follow the laboratory's established corrective action policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratory's established acceptable levels of performance.
Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratories established performance specifications.
Participate in operational excellence initiatives and projects to drive a culture of continuous
improvement to achieve site operational excellence.
All other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Minimum Degree Required:
Bachelor degree from an accredited college/university in a biomedical discipline (Chemical, physical, biological, clinical lab science, or medical technology,)
Associate degree from an accredited college/university in laboratory science or medical laboratory technology
- MT or MLT certification from ASCP or other accredited certifying organization preferred
- 1 year laboratory training or work experience preferred
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITY:
Ability to read and follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and to maintain complete and accurate records
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills and analytical/problem solving skills
Proficiency in the use of personal computers and applicable software
Ability to stand up for 6-8 hours
Ability to lift, carry and pull up to twenty-five (25) pounds
Potential exposure to blood borne pathogens requires 90% of work tasks to be performed while wearing gloves
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Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology.
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