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Antech Diagnostics Grossing Tech I (Afternoon shift) in Lake Success, New York

We understand that the world we want tomorrow starts with how we do business today, and that’s why we’re inspired to make A Better World for Pets. Antech is comprised of a diverse team of individuals who are committed to each other’s growth and development. Our culture is centered on our guiding philosophy, The Five Principles: Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom. Today Antech is driving the future of pet health as part of Mars Science & Diagnostics, a family-owned company focused on veterinary care.

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Pay rate: $22.55

SHIFT: Tues to Sat 1:30pm to 10pm (Training Tues to Sat 11:30am to 8pm)

PURPOSE OF JOB:

The Grossing Laboratory Technician performs laboratory analyses and tests. Prepares samples, sets up instruments, runs tests and reads, interprets and releases results.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential function. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Accurately gross an average of 12 cases (14 Containers) per hour. 91 cases (109 containers) per 7.6 hour shift. Load and operate the Sakura V.I.P. machines when needed

  • Gross submitted tissues per SOP and related protocols with high level of quality

  • Properly identify, orient, ink, and trim submitted tissues.

  • Produce accurate and legible grossing notes with code description that provide the Pathologist with a clear understanding of the sections taken.

  • Communicate with and respond to Pathologists, transcription, and LabC email communications

  • Identify problem and special handling cases.

  • Gross tissue for specific re-gross requests when requested in a timely manner

  • Calibrate and run Quality Control on the machines and assist with daily, weekly and monthly maintenance of the machines.

  • Exercises judgment in evaluating and reporting results.

  • Report any technical/QC problems to their lead tech or supervisor.

  • Cross-train and develop knowledge of multiple specialties within department/lab.

  • 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 tasks to learn through experience.

  • Applies job skills and lab policies and procedures to complete a variety of tasks.

  • May be asked to participate in enterprise initiatives, special projects, and other duties as assigned.

  • We share a collaborative obligation to ensure that we conduct ourselves in the utmost ethical manner and that we hold each other accountable to the values and standards of the organization. Every employee has the responsibility to ask questions, seek guidance, and report concerns and/or violations of company policy or ethical standards. Antech Diagnostics has several processes in place to communicate with leadership and expects that employees will have a commitment to integrity and uncompromising values.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelors’ Degree in Science, Biology or other Life Sciences.

  • Coursework in anatomy / physiology required.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Laboratory skills, with experience setting up, running and reading lab tests and operating lab instruments preferred but not required.

  • Knowledge of lab equipment and procedures.

  • Knowledge of medical and laboratory terminology and Microbiology procedures and equipment helpful.

  • General science background

  • 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

  • Supervisory skills, if a lead position

  • Personal computer skills, including strong typing ability and proficient use of Microsoft Office

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Extensive sitting, phone, and computer use

  • Capable of standing continuously for up to 2 hours

  • Extend and reach with hands and arms and use hands and fingers

  • Occasionally required to bend, kneel, stoop, or crouch

  • May be required to lift, move, and carry up to 20 lbs.

  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

  • Hearing ability to effectively communicate via the telephone and in person

  • Ability to communicate verbally on the phone and in person

  • Fluency in the English language

  • Extended hours may be needed

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Laboratory environment with potential biohazards present

  • Work under close to moderate supervision with limited latitude for independent judgment.

  • Normally receives general instructions on routine work, detailed instructions on new assignments.

  • Potential for exposure to agents known to cause zoonotic disease in humans and use of potentially hazardous chemicals as defined by the National Hazard Communication Standards. A complete list of such chemicals is available from department supervision.

We are a rapidly growing, stable company with excellent advancement opportunity. We offer a great benefits package and associate pet health benefits too! If you are passionate about animal healthcare, are motivated by making a difference we want to hear from you!

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans / Disabled. For a complete EEO statement please see our career page at Antech Careers (https://www.antechdiagnostics.com/about/careers/)

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