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Lab Associate
Ref No.: 18-01754
Location: Sacramento, California
Perform various routine laboratory functions in a precise and accurate fashion, to assist the laboratory professional staff and to facilitate production. Functions may include: Sorting, and receiving specimens in the department; Performing routine instrument maintenance on some equipment; Performing laboratory tasks of centrifuging specimens, printing extra labels, recording data (temperature charts) specimen storage and retrieval; Preparing reagents and or media in the department; Preparing specimens at workstations for testing (including building worklists, aliquoting specimens into sample cups, checking specimens for clots and fibrin, inoculation, slide preparation); Performing QA/QC duties as assigned; Resolving pending lists; Finding missing samples; Decontaminating work areas; Performing weekly radioactive wipe tests; Maintaining files for department records; Changing gas cylinders; Following all PPE requirements and all safety regulations; Using the laboratory computer system as well as operating PCs; Disposing of biohazardous material; Completing training and competency checklists as appropriate. 2+ months of lab experience