As a Lead Laboratory Technician you will work closely with management to ensure the department is running efficiently to meet and/or exceed departmental goals. You will also be responsible for performing laboratory testing and you will join a fast-paced work environment that encourages teamwork and quality, and offers opportunities for personal growth.
You will be using automated analyzers, microscopes and other laboratory diagnostic tools to perform analyses and tests that diagnose animal illnesses, injuries and diseases in support of veterinarian animal treatment. You will be responsible for setting up and running lab tests, and reading and releasing results according to SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures). You can expect to specialize in one or more of the following areas:
Hematology – Testing cell-related components of blood samples to enumerate and identify their cellular components, including the microscopic evaluation of blood smears and the use of automated and manual counting techniques.
Urinalysis – Analysis and evaluation of chemical and microscopic components of urine samples, using automated instrumentation and manual techniques.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Technology or equivalent combination of education and work experience of 3 years in a clinical laboratory.
- Certification as a Veterinary Technician (RVT, LVT, CVT - Registered, Licensed or Certified through American Veterinary Medical Association accredited program-AVMA) or Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) (American Society of Clinical Pathology-ASCP), or military equivalent a plus.
- 3-5 years clinical lab experience
- Prior lead or supervisor experience is a plus.
- Laboratory skills, with experience setting up, running and reading lab tests and operating lab instruments.
- Experience in hematology/chemistry, urinalysis and specimen processing.
- 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.
- Personal computer skills, strong typing ability, and knowledge of Microsoft Office.
- Positive, can-do attitude.
- Knowledge of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) as appropriate.