Antech Diagnostics

Serology Para PCR Technician

ID 2021-5092

Overview

Antech Diagnostics, the largest exclusively commercial veterinary diagnostic laboratory in the nation, is in search of a Serology Para PCR Laboratory Technician working out of working out of our Fountain Valley, California Laboratory and reporting directly to the Chemistry 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 PCR Technician is responsible examining samples for the presence of specific substances (often bacteria) using molecular diagnostic methods

Immunology/Serology- Testing blood and other samples for the presence of viral and bacterial disease by detecting antibodies (AB) or antigens (AG). 

  • Perform and analyze results for the Total Parasite PCR panels and other non-PCR tests as required.
  • Reads and releases test results.
  • Tests performed may be more complex.
  • Exercises judgment in evaluating and reporting results.
  • Performs equipment maintenance.
  • Knowledge of lab equipment and procedures.
  • Awareness of quality control and calibration.
  • Developing knowledge of multiple specialties.
  • Find missing specimens. Print and reconcile queue list.
  • Library all samples.
  • Maintain all departmental equipment.
  • Knowledge of lab equipment and procedures.
  • Awareness of quality control and calibration.
  • Cross-train and develop knowledge of multiple specialties within department/lab.
  • Applies job skills and lab policies and procedures to complete a variety of tasks.
  • 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.
  • Participates in improving lab efficiency, quality, and cooperation.
  • Consult with senior peers on non-complex Serology tasks to learn through experience.  
  • 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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Biology or other life sciences required
  • 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.
  • Typically 0-1 years of PCR related lab experienc
  • 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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