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Medical Laboratory Technologist - Diff Tech - Nights at IDEXX Laboratories, Inc

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full Time
Location: Glen Burnie, Maryland





Job Description:

Are you a clinically-trained MLT, MT or MLS looking to use your skills in a whole new way?Are you a Vet Tech with advanced veterinary diagnostic lab experience?

As a Medical Laboratory Technologist at IDEXX, you will be a highly skilled key contributor at one of the largest veterinary diagnostic companies in the world.You will perform laboratory testing that helps veterinarians diagnose and treat pets across the United States. You will join a fast-paced work environment that encourages teamwork and quality, and offers opportunities for personal growth. This is a full-time role with competitive benefits and shift differential.

Schedule:
Our typical schedule is 3rd shift/overnight, Monday/Tuesday through Friday/Saturday, Midnight - 8:30am. There is an every other Saturday/Sunday rotation, and those hours are 10:00pm - 6:30am.

Does this sound like you?
- You are a senior clinical technician or technologist who is a \\"go to\\" person and subject matter expert in your current or recent role.
- You regularly prepare samples, set up instruments, run and read tests, interpret and release results.
- You are someone who trains other employees, or has a desire and the knowledge to do so.
- You love to problem-solve - from trouble-shooting diagnostic analyzers to developing, strengthening and implementing SOPs
- You love a fast-paced, high-volume innovative work environment
- You are excited about the opportunity to use your skills and abilities in promoting the health and well-being of animals.

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.

Chemistry/Endocrinology
- Testing blood and body fluids for various analytes, utilizing automated instrumentation.

What do you need to succeed?

Certifications:
While we don't require it, we love to see candidates with the following certifications:

Certification as a Medical Technologist (MT) (American Medical Technologists-AMT), Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) (ASCP), Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) (ASCP), Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT) (Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science-CSMLS), or equivalent military certification strongly preferred.

Education:
- High School Diploma or equivalent required, 2, 3 or 4 year degree in Science-related field preferred.

Experience:
- Typically 3-5+ years of related experience
- Experience performing Manual Differentials a strong plus.

Required Skills and Abilities:
- Laboratory skills, with experience setting up, running and reading lab tests and operating lab instruments.
- General science background, including hematology/chemistry helpful.
- 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.
- Supervisory skills, if a lead position.
- Personal computer skills, including strong typing ability and proficient use of Microsoft Office.

Physical Demands:
- Extensive sitting, 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 climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel or crouch.
- May be required to lift, move and carry up to 50 pounds.
- Specific vision abilities required include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
- Hearing acuity sufficient to effectively communicate with customers and Employees via telephone and in person.
- Ability to communicate verbally on phone and in person.
- Fluency in the English language.
- Extended hours may be required.
- Some travel required.

Work Environment:
- Laboratory environment with potential biohazards present.
- 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.

Does this sound like the opportunity for you? Apply Today!