• Lead Laboratory Technician

    ID
    2018-2287
    Category
    Laboratory Operations
  • Overview

    Antech Diagnostics, the largest exclusively commercial veterinary diagnostic laboratory in the nation, is in search of a Lead Laboratory Technician working out of our BC Vancouver, Canada laboratory and reporting directly to the Lab Manager.

     

    *MUST BE WILLING TO TRAIN IN OUR MISSISSAUGA, CANADA LABORATORY* 

     

    As part of the VCA Family, which operates the largest network of freestanding, full-service animal hospitals in the nation, Antech Diagnostics delivers state of the art testing and consulting services to practicing veterinarians.  Our diagnostic spectrum of tests in the areas of chemistry, pathology, endocrinology, serology, hematology, and microbiology enhance veterinarians’ ability to detect, diagnose, evaluate and prevent disease and other conditions affecting animals.

    Responsibilities

    As a Lead Laboratory Technician you will work closely with the management team to ensure the department is running efficiently to meet and/or exceed departmental goals.  The ideal candidate will have prior experience performing some clinical diagnostic testing.

    • Must be proficient in at least three clinical areas including Hematology, Chemistry, Processing, etc.
    • Process samples and prepare samples for send out.
    • Perform all required quality control per QA guidelines.
    • Train on all areas to include 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 Chemistry –Olympus, T4-Olympus, CBC-Advia, Progesterone, PT, PTT, Platelet count, Reticulocytes and UA.
    • Participate in all departmental training programs.
    • Reconcile pending list.

    Qualifications

    • BS Degree or equivalent Medical Technology –MT or MLT certification
    • 3-5 year clinical lab experience and well verse in Hematology
    • Proficient in reading hematology blood smears and UA sediment slides (manual diffs)
    • Excellent attention to detail; good organizational skills
    • Excellent oral and written communications skills (will occasionally need to speak with sales reps, laboratory personnel from main laboratory site, and may need to speak with clients.) 
    • Good decision making ability
    • Has the ability to work independently with minimal supervision

    We are a rapidly growing, stable company with excellent advancement opportunity. 

     

    If you are passionate about animal healthcare, are motivated by making a difference we want to hear from you!

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