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Antech Diagnostics Hematology Technician I (Overnight) in Lake Success, New York

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.

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PURPOSE OF JOB:

The Hematology Technician I performs cytology accessioning, staining and laboratory testing. Prepares samples, sets up instruments, runs tests and reads, interprets and releases results.

SHIFT: 12AM to 8:30AM, Monday - Saturday.

Includes night shift differential.

Pay Rate 22.56

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.

  • Build CBC/UA loads, slide preparation and staining.

  • Assist with prepping Avian / Exotic specimens as requested.

  • Spin manual hematocrits.

  • Prepare blood smears and perform re-checks as directed using LTP when necessary.

  • Monitor and reconcile pending list.

  • Manage the LTP process

  • Perform all required tests including Destiny Testing, including PT and PTT, Fibrinogen, UA Front End, Plasma protein and Feline blood typing.

  • Equipment verification with control samples.

  • Responsible for accurately matching slides with respective TRF’s.

  • Build cytology and path review to loads per protocol following Cyto schedule and make sure Load Distribution Log is completed accurately every shift.

  • Properly transfer Cytology table loads as required.

  • Accession and label all paperwork, specimen slides, tubes and jars.

  • Gross and prepare smears, mono-layered cytospins and cell blocks.

  • Packing cases for in-house pathologists and for transportation.

  • Monitor and reconcile pending, distribution list and complete the daily distribution email.

  • Provide Hematology Lab Assistant and Tech 1 functions as needed.

  • Exercises judgment in evaluating and reporting results.

  • Ensure bar-coded racks are arranged correctly and loaded onto instruments.

  • Monitor and reconcile pending list.

  • Equipment verification with control samples.

  • Library all samples.

  • Perform all required quality control per QA guidelines including all instrument maintenance and temperature charts subject to review.

  • 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 Hematology tasks to learn through experience.

  • 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:

  • High school diploma or equivalent with 6 months experience as a Hematology Lab Aide and/or 2, 3 or 4 year degree in Science-related field preferred.

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 Hematology 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

  • Knowledge of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) as appropriate

  • 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

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Laboratory environment with potential biohazards present

  • 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/)

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