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Parasitology Lab Aide - Overnight

Company: Antech Diagnostics
Location: Chantilly
Posted on: May 31, 2024

Job Description:

We understand that the world we want tomorrow starts with how we do business today, and that's why we're inspired to make A Better World for Pets. Antech is comprised of a diverse team of individuals who are committed to each other's growth and development. Our culture is centered on our guiding philosophy, The Five Principles: Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom. Today Antech is driving the future of pet health as part of Mars Science & Diagnostics, a family-owned company focused on veterinary care.

Current Associates will need to apply through the internal career site. Please log into Workday and click on Menu or View All Apps, select the Jobs Hub app, then click the magnifying glass to Browse Jobs.

PURPOSE OF JOB:

The Parasitology Laboratory Aide is responsible for the collection, identification verification, processing and preparing of fecal samples.

Shift: Mon-Fri, alternating Saturdays from 10p to 630a.

May Include night shift differential.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential function. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Collect fecal specimens from login, scan into loads, and prepare for set up.

Set up para loads at a rate of 75/hour and Fcombo set up at a rate of 65/hour.

Accurately label processing tubes when building loads.

Split specimens for Giardia ELISA when required.

Find missing specimens. Print and reconcile queue list.

Maintain organization of storage refrigerator.

Dispose of old fecal specimens.

Library all samples.

Maintain all equipment including hoods, centrifuges, etc.

Knowledge of lab equipment and procedures.

Awareness of quality control and calibration.

Cross-train and develop knowledge of multiple specialties within department/lab.

Applies job skills and lab policies and procedures to complete a variety of tasks.

Reads, understands and follows applicable Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's), including safety and quality procedures. Maintains clean and organized work area. Restocks supplies as needed.

Participates in improving lab efficiency, quality, and cooperation.

Consult with senior peers on non-complex Parasitology tasks to learn through experience.

Performs other duties as assigned.

We share a collaborative obligation to ensure that we conduct ourselves in the utmost ethical manner and that we hold each other accountable to the values and standards of the organization. Every employee has the responsibility to ask questions, seek guidance, and report concerns and/or violations of company policy or ethical standards. Antech Diagnostics has several processes in place to communicate with leadership and expects that employees will have a commitment to integrity and uncompromising values.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

High school diploma or equivalent, prior/some lab experience preferred and/or 2, 3 or 4 year degree in Science-related field.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Laboratory skills, with experience setting up, running and operating lab instruments preferred but not required.

Knowledge of medical and laboratory terminology and Parasitology procedures and equipment helpful.

General science background

Attention to detail

Organized with ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment

Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Communication skills, both verbal and written

Positive, can-do attitude

Personal computer skills, including strong typing ability and proficient use of Microsoft Office

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Extensive standing, phone, and computer use

Capable of standing continuously for up to 2 hours

Extend and reach with hands and arms and use hands and fingers

Occasionally required to bend, kneel, stoop, or crouch

May be required to lift, move, and carry up to 20 lbs.

Specific vision abilities required include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Hearing ability to effectively communicate via the telephone and in person

Ability to communicate verbally on the phone and in person

Fluency in the English language

Extended hours may be needed

Travel may be required if acting in a float capacity

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Laboratory environment with potential biohazards present that are mitigated by the mandatory use of PPE.

Normally receives general instructions on routine work, detailed instructions on new assignments.

Work under close to moderate supervision with limited latitude for independent judgment.

Potential for exposure to agents known to cause zoonotic disease in humans and use of potentially hazardous chemicals as defined by the National Hazard Communication Standards. A complete list of such chemicals is available from department supervision.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans/Disabled. For a complete EEO statement please see our career page at Antech Careers.

provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity.

We are a rapidly growing, stable company with excellent advancement opportunity. We offer a great benefits package and associate pet health benefits too! If you are passionate about animal healthcare, are motivated by making a difference we want to hear from you!

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans / Disabled. For a complete EEO statement please see our career page at Antech Careers (https://www.antechdiagnostics.com/about/careers/)

Keywords: Antech Diagnostics, Chantilly , Parasitology Lab Aide - Overnight, Healthcare , Chantilly, Virginia

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