Medical Laboratory Technician - Washington, DC

Listed 15 days Ago
VP
Healthcare

About Vanguard Pharma

Vanguard Pharma is a leading healthare and medical office practice contract sales organization serving the industry with innovative sales solutions, high quality medical professional placement, and flexible partnerships that are required in today's unpredictable marketplace. We offer unparalleled service to our clients and partners and quality support to our employees. In an industry that is facing many stresses and challenges, Vanguard Pharma remains committed to delivering the best services to meet both the needs of health care organizations, physicians and technicians alike. 

Vanguard Pharma is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

CURRENT OPPORTUNITY: 

Medical Laboratory Technician (physician office practice-based role)

*** 1+ year experience in high complexity clinical laboratory testing required ***

Location: Urology practice in Washington, DC

Schedule: ~9am-5pm, M-F 

Vanguard Pharma partners with a company that introduces significant advance in pathogen lab testing which enables the tests to take place in physician offices.

Physicians and other providers are excited about this technology (PCR) as it delivers results much faster than the "old way" (sending urine samples out for cultures in cases of a suspected UTI), is more accurate, and improves patient outcomes. 

Medical Lab Technician will work in doctors' office. Schedule is primarily 9-5, no night shifts. 

Summary: 

The Medical Lab Technician will perform in microbiology testing and molecular clinical testing.  1+ year experience in high complexity clinical laboratory testing required.

Job Responsibilities

  • DNA/RNA sample extraction 
  • Independently perform PCR runs, analyze data, and prepare technical reports according to standard operating procedures 
  • Prepare samples, generate libraries, and operate next generation sequencing instruments
  • Accurately and comprehensively document all experimental details 
  • Identify, report, and troubleshoot procedural deviations and out of specification results
  • Organize samples/specimens, maintain inventory, and update specimen database 
  • Prepare buffers and reagents 
  • Contribute to the development and improvement of laboratory processes and procedures 
  • May be required to maintain and calibrate instruments and/or equipment 
  • Participate in routine laboratory tasks 
  • Provide support to other laboratory staff 
  • Other duties as assigned 


Skills & Experience

Job Requirements & Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, or related field required
  • 1+ year experience in high complexity clinical laboratory testing required
  • Experience with real time PCR and instruments a plus 
  • Must possess above average computer skills 
  • Demonstrated ability to independently manage projects 
  • Demonstrated Scientific/Technical writing skills 
  • Must maintain a professional appearance and demeanor 

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