Medical Laboratory Assistant - Would suit a School Leaver (R1087416) in Livingston, UK at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 7/22/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    7/22/2019
  • Job ID:
    R1087416

Job Description

Q2 Solutions is a leading clinical trial laboratory services organization with end-to-end laboratory services and secure, enterprise-wide biospecimen and consent management solutions. With a relentless focus on quality and innovation, Q2 Solutions uses its global experience and scientific expertise to transform science and data into actionable medical insights that help customers improve human health.  A joint venture of IQVIA (formerly QuintilesIMS) and Quest Diagnostics, Q2 Solutions combines the best of each parent organization’s clinical trials laboratory services capabilities to fulfill its mission of treating each sample as if a life depends on it.

Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm - This role would be ideal for a recent School leaver.

PURPOSE

Working under the supervision of a Medical Technologist, perform a variety of routine clinical testing procedures to obtain data for use in clinical trials research.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform routine analysis of patient specimens according to standard operating procedures (SOPs). Evaluate specimen acceptability upon receipt and during the review of analysis results. Evaluate validity of specimen results against the algorithms displayed by the lab computer system. Document all corrective actions taken. May perform secondary review of patient results when signed-off as competent to do so for applicable instrument(s) and/or data type(s).
  • Maintain quality control of all laboratory testing to ensure accurate and timely lab reporting.
  • Perform pending workload review periodically during the day; find pending assays and resolve outstanding work prior to the completion of testing for the day.
  • Assist in the development and writing of new medical laboratory procedures and techniques.
  • Follow safety procedures as per laboratory SOPs.
  • Notify appropriate staff of supply shortages.
  • Participate in continuing education through self-study, attending in-services and off-site lectures and meetings.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Good knowledge of clinical procedures used in the area of responsibility
  • Knowledge of good laboratory practices (GLP) and other regulatory agency standards within area of responsibility
  • Knowledge of laboratory safety and infection control procedures and practices including standard precautions and
  • hazardous chemical handling
  • Knowledge of laboratory equipment, instrumentation and terminology used in the area of responsibility
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to maintain effective reporting procedures and control workflow
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients

MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

High School diploma or educational equivalent



Job ID: R1087416