Lab Services Team Lead - Forensics
MedTox Laboratories is a subsidiary of Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp). The integration of LabCorp and Covance in 2015 makes LabCorp the largest health care diagnostic company in the world. LabCorp operates in over 60 countries creating great opportunities for career growth and advancement across the world.
If you are motivated by job satisfaction, MedTox Laboratories is the place for you. Every day we make a difference in the way the medical community receives accurate results for our clients and patients. Come join an industry leader to grow your career in the Medical Laboratory Industry as a Forensic Laboratory Team Lead.
The Forensic Lab Team Lead is responsible for testing specimens, analyzing results, and coordinating workflow to ensure established turnaround times are met. This position will support all three areas of the Forensic lab, Extractions, Screens and Instruments.
The work schedule for this position is Sunday to Thursday 11:00pm – 7:30am or Sunday to Wednesday 9:00pm -7:30am. Some Overtime is required. 3rd shift position = 15% shift differential applies.
Key Team Lead Responsibilities:
Promotes a positive teamwork environment
Actively enforce operational goals, policies, and procedures
Support increased communication with other departments and across the organization
Assist with training and development, provide timely and constructive feedback. Help develop training manuals and other educational materials. Maintain training documents.
Monitor pending lists and delegate work to employees; adjust daily assigned tasks as necessary
Provide ETAs on status checks for specimen management team
Monitor laboratory QA checks for various functions within the laboratory
Assist with special projects as assigned by supervisor or manager
Assist with Competency Assessments (must meet New York requirement– 7yrs laboratory experience required)
Reviewing, revising and implementing SOP’s
Act as the designated point person in the absence of Supervisor, Manager or Director
Assist with validation work and special projects as assigned by Supervisor/Manager
Receive urine, oral fluid, and blood specimens for testing; evaluate specimens and test orders; determine priority of work and batches to maintain acceptable turn-around-time
Evaluate raw and final data for accuracy; recognize and correct errors and unusual results; interpret results to produce a final report
Work with GC, GC/MS, HPLC, LC/MSMS instruments
Work with immunoassays including ELISA; interpret data and test results
Pipetting and extracting urine, oral fluid, and blood samples to be analyzed using various extraction techniques
May pipette standard calibration lines and assist with daily start up tasks
Recognize unacceptable and unusual specimens and handle appropriately
Use quality control samples and proficiency samples
Follow quality control rules; monitor controls for error detection and take corrective action; maintain laboratory records, maintenance logs, quality control charts, reagent and standard logs, and worksheets
Maintain, calibrate, and clean laboratory equipment; perform scheduled and as needed maintenance and critical function checks recognizing significant changes in instrument function; troubleshoot as indicated
Perform all duties according to standard operating procedures and/or supervisor instruction
Maintain a fully operational understanding of chain of custody processes within the lab
Deliver quality patient care in the form of diagnostic and occupational testing while maintaining efficiency
Perform preventative maintenance and quality control with appropriate documentation
Other duties as assigned
Required Education, Experience, Skills and Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university in chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science or medical technology
6+ years of Laboratory Technologist experience
Experience in at least two areas of the lab (Extractions, Screens, and/or Instrumentation [GCMS/GC/LCMS/HPLC]) or expertise in one of the areas preferred
Demonstrated strong performance in current or previous positions
Strong interpersonal communication and listening skills; ability to communicate in an effective and timely manner
Proven ability to prioritize tasks and manage time
Proven ability to lead by example
Excellent problem resolution skills
Work effectively in a fast paced production environment to meet established turnaround times
Must be able to perform work with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
Good written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills
Able to work independently within a team under general supervision
Color blindness testing required
Some overtime required
About our Company: MedTox Laboratories, a LabCorp Specialty Testing Group, located in the Roseville/New Brighton area operates a SAMHSA-certified drug testing laboratory and CAP and CLIA-certified clinical laboratory. Our comprehensive laboratory and testing services coupled with our commitment to excellent customer service ensures that our clients’ testing programs operate as efficiently and effectively as possible. We are committed to building strong relationships with our clients; being responsive to their questions and adaptable to their needs.
Labcorp is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer:
As an EOE/AA employer, the organization will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.