Antech Diagnostics

Serology Laboratory Technician III

ID 2021-5064

Overview

Antech Diagnostics, the largest exclusively commercial veterinary diagnostic laboratory in the nation, is in search of a Serology Laboratory Technician working out of our Southhaven, Mississippi - Laboratory and reporting directly to the Laboratory Supervisor. 

 

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 Serology Lab Technician is responsible for testing blood and other samples for presence of viral and bacterial disease by detecting antibodies (AB) or antigens (AG). 

  • Sets up and runs lab tests.
  • Reads and releases FCV, HWAB, Accuplex, HW, FELV, FIV-IFA, FCV-IFA, all other IFA testing as required, and FIV EIA test results.
  • Proficient in the use and maintenance of the IFA microscope.
  • Responsible for completing the Coggins Federal forms as required by the USDA.
  • Assist with training.
  • Test performed may be more routine and less complex.
  • Checks supply inventory.
  • Exercises judgment in evaluating and reporting results.
  • Performs equipment maintenance activities.
  • Knowledge of lab equipment and procedures.
  • Awareness of quality control and calibration.
  • Consult with senior peers on non-complex tasks to learn through experience.
  • Normally receives general instructions on routine work, detailed instructions on new assignments.
  • Basic skills and proficiency (may sacrifice speed for accuracy until proficiency grows).
  • Applies job skills and lab policies and procedures to complete a variety of tasks.
  • Works on tasks that are semi-routine in nature where ability to recognize deviation from accepted practice is required.
  • May be crossed trained to perform specimen processing responsibilities.
  • May be asked to participate in enterprise initiatives, special projects, and other duties as assigned.
  • Reliable and dependable attendance is an essential function of the position. Adherence to attendance-related policies and expectations is critical to this position.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

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

 

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!

 

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

 

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