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Antech Diagnostics Stat Lab - Lead Lab Tech in Kirkland, Washington

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 Veterinary Health, a family-owned company focused on veterinary care.

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Provided a job offer is made and accepted, we are offering a one-time Signing Bonus of $1,000.00 [minus all applicable taxes]

PURPOSE OF JOB:

Oversee the day-to-day activities in an animal diagnostic reference laboratory performing laboratory analyses and tests to diagnose various animal illnesses, injuries and diseases in support of veterinarian animal treatment. Supervises staff, assigns work and evaluates results.

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.

  • Supervise day-to-day activities in the laboratory performing laboratory analyses and tests to diagnose various animal illnesses, injuries and diseases in support of veterinarian animal treatment.

  • Supervise staff, assign work and monitor activities.

  • Resolve escalated issues.

  • Administer employment actions, provide coaching and guidance to staff and promote staff training and development.

  • Provides input to department policies and procedures.

  • Leads work activities of the lab planning and organizing work, providing for adequate staffing and resources and maintaining work on schedule so that ongoing customer satisfaction is maintained.

  • Communicate with other related departments and laboratory supervisors and managers to coordinate work and resolve issues as needed.

  • Contribute to the maintenance of department diagnostic equipment and other technical resources.

  • Coordinate with internal personnel, vendors and others as needed to resolve issues and maintain ongoing functionality.

  • Train on all areas to include Specimen Processing, Chemistry, Hematology, UA and Coag according to all SOP’s.

  • Oversee the entering and releasing of results.

  • Responsible for the performance of tests such as Hematology –Urinalysis, PT, PTT, CBC, Avian CBC, Cytology and Manual Differentials.

  • Read UA slides at a minimum rate of 45 per hour.

  • Responsible for the performance of tests such as Chemistry –Olympus, T4-Olympus, CBC-Advia, Progesterone, PT, PTT, Platelet count, Reticulocytes and UA.

  • In 24-hour laboratories, may also be responsible for the performance of tests such as Serology – FCV, HWAB, Accuplex, HW, FELV, FIV-IFA, all other IFA testing as required and FIV EIA test results.

  • In 24-hour laboratories, may also be responsible for the performance of tests such as Parasitology - required fecal testing, which may include Giardia ELISA setup and testing and other miscellaneous test.

  • Train on startup, daily use and end of day functions of analyzers.

  • Train on daily, weekly and monthly maintenance.

  • Oversee the building and packing of send outs to the main lab.

  • Train on workflow and production goals.

  • Review of supplies and Ordering in IOS.

  • Review of QC Protocols and monitor Antech University.

  • Assist with lab openings by providing training support on site.

  • Where applicable, provide feedback regarding staff performance to RVP or Regional Lab Manager.

  • May be asked to participate in enterprise initiatives, special projects, and 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:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Technology or equivalent combination of education and work experience of 3 years in a clinical laboratory.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Laboratory skills and experience

  • General science background

  • Attention to detail and ability to work independently

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

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skill

  • Personal computer skills, strong typing ability, and knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Full time

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!

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