COMPLETE JOB DESCRIPTION FOLLOWS:
Job Title: Full-Time Male Laboratory Technician
Department: Drug Court Laboratory
Reports to: Drug Court Lab Manager
FLSA Status: Included
Prepared by: Sophie Tomek, Duane Triplett
Date prepared: January 2, 2018
Approved by: Holly Elomina
Date approved: 1/25/2018
Primary functions of this position are to observe and collect specimen samples from male clients, maintain lab office supplies, analyze and record test results for alcohol and illegal drug use, perform onsite quick tests, and maintain and operate the lab equipment and order its chemical and supplies.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to the following:
Collecting, Testing, and Analyzing Responsibilities
· Implement urine collection protocol, policies, and procedures as directed by supervisor and regulatory requirements;
· Observe and collect urine samples, both random and scheduled at field collection sites;
· Analyze, interpret and provide test results to Drug Court staff and other agencies for which we provide urine testing services;
· Adhere strictly to chain of custody procedures in handling collections, samples, and information;
· Strictly adhere to confidentiality requirements and to established standards of hygiene and universal infection control procedures in handling all samples and supplies;
· Become proficient with the Laboratory testing software;
· Travel to Marathon and Plantation Key to observe and collect specimen samples from male clients.
· Assist clients in completing required paperwork;
· Record test results on standardized forms;
· Prepare graphs and charts of urinalysis results;
· Maintain records of urine submissions and client data;
· Maintain accuracy of all court-related documents and client information;
· Maintain certifications;
· Attend court hearings as requested;
· Order supplies and maintain an accurate inventory of the supplies;
· Invoice agencies for services and collect fees associated with services;
· Negotiate with the reagent supplier in order to secure better pricing and to improve testing capabilities;
· Prepare annual contracts for all agencies;
· Solicit new agencies on an ongoing basis by telephone, email and personal visits;
· Performance of all other duties articulated and assigned by the Lab Manager/supervisor.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
High School Diploma; three to six months of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies and members of the business community. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret a variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
· CPR (provided bi-annually);
· HIV/STD 101 (provided yearly);
· AU400 (Analyzer) Operator and Maintenance Training;
· Thermo Scientific Product Training;
· Other certifications, licenses, registrations as appropriate.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
The work environment characteristics described herein representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.