Laboratory Assistant - Accessioning
Burlington, NC USA
• Performs all paperwork, technical, and non-technical procedures required to process and submit specimens. • Assigns specific computer generated identification numbers, checks for accuracy, and records all items processed. • Forwards accessioned specimens to designated laboratory location(s); and locating and correcting any discrepancies. • Learns and keeps familiar with lab procedures and location of stored specimens. • Locates specimens and pulls from various departments as requested.Skill Requirements:Administrative: Answer telephones, maintain logs/records, organizational skills, proficiency with numbers, research information, use computerized databases, written and verbal communications. Machine: Personal computer.Physical Demands:• Speech clarity, utilization of fingers and hands, standing-remaining on one’s feet in an upright position, sitting-remaining in the normal seated position, handling-seizing, holding, grasping. • Moderate physical effort (up to 30 pounds); must comply with applicable safety procedures. Additional job duty (as assigned): • (Hazardous Chemical Waste Management) Proper identification of known hazardous material in the work place. • The knowledge of personal protection measures. • The avoidance of accidents. • The knowledge of hazardous waste characteristics, hazardous waste volume generation limits, accumulation limits, spill control measures, record keeping, proper handling and container management, labeling, container and storage inspection.• Working Conditions: • Possible exposure to infection from disease-bearing specimens; regularly exposed to the risk of blood-borne diseases; must comply with applicable safety procedures.Vision Requirements:Far acuity-ability to see clearly at 20 feet or more; near acuity-ability to see clearly at 20 inches or less; depth perception-ability to judge distance and space relationships; color vision-ability to distinguish and identify different colors.License/Certification/Education:Normally requires a High School Diploma or equivalent w/1-3 years of experience.