Antech Diagnostics

Lead Hematology Technician

ID 2021-4822

Overview

Antech Diagnostics, the largest exclusively commercial veterinary diagnostic laboratory in the nation, is in search of an Lead Hematology Technician working out of our Lake Success, New York Laboratory and reporting directly to the Laboratory Manager.

 

Provided a job offer is made and accepted, we are offering a one-time Signing Bonus of $1,000.00 [minus all applicable taxes]. 

 

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

The Hematology Lead assists in the supervision of day-to-day activities within the laboratory unit/group/area/department, performing laboratory analyses and tests to diagnose various pet and other animal illnesses, injuries and diseases in support of veterinarian animal treatment. Assists in supervising staff, training personnel and evaluating results. Contributes to the development of operating policies and procedures.

  • Assists in the supervision of department staff, monitoring activities and evaluating performance.  Provides coaching and guidance to staff and oversees staff training and development.  Provides input to department policies and procedures.
  • Assists in leading work activities of the lab unit/group/area/department, planning and organizing work, providing for adequate staffing and resources and maintaining work on schedule so that ongoing customer satisfaction is maintained.
  • Contributes to maintenance of department diagnostic equipment and other technical resources. 
  • Perform routine testing which includes reading Avian CBC slides at a minimum rate of 12 per hour, manual CBC slides at a rate of 25 slides per hour and manual platelet slides at a rate of 10 slides per hour.
  • Handles rechecks and verifications within department.
  • Conduct random audits and evaluation of slides.
  • Resolve pending list
  • Reports and technical QA/QC problems to the Supervisor.
  • Ensure that monthly Tech and Aide audits are performed and documented.
  • Maintain organization of storage refrigerator.
  • Maintain all equipment including hoods, centrifuges, etc.
  • Meet daily TAT production requirements.
  • Perform duties of the supervisor in their absence.
  • 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.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience required, preferably in Science-related field.
  • Training and teaching skills and ability
  • Proven leadership, motivational and mediating abilities.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and direct work activities.
  • Proficiency in all testing and services for the purposes of training personnel, including setting up, reading and releasing test results and troubleshooting equipment.
  • Extensive laboratory skills and experience.
  • Reasoning and analytical skills to resolve issues.
  • Communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Attention to detail
  • Organized with ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
  • 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

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

 

We are a rapidly growing, stable company with excellent advancement opportunity. Medical, dental and vision benefits, plus 401(k) plan and employee pet health benefits available, too!

 

 

 

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