Laboratory Technician Trainer

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Location
Madison, Wisconsin
Industry
Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical (Healthcare Support Occupations)
Job Type
Full-Time
Working Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Salary
US$ 24.00 per hour
Ref. Number
S_63766
Contact
Shedosky, Alicen, Spherion
Phone
608-274-6000
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Job Description

Spherion in partnership with Exact Sciences is looking for a Laboratory Technician Trainer for their Specimen Processing Lab. Under the guided direction of the Specimen Processing Manager, Supervisor or designee, the Trainer will follow all laboratory policies and procedures and maintain accurate data reporting practices to ensure consistent and diligent capture of specimen processing training. In this position the Trainer supports the Manager and Supervisor in ensuring that all Specimen Processing team members are properly and adequately trained to facilitate the timely and accurate processing of patient specimens. The Trainer will also be responsible for keeping all Specimen Processing employees up to date on lab processes and procedures through editing training materials and competencies to reflect current processes, providing follow-up conversations and retraining when necessary, and conducting training for all employees on new pieces of automation.

Responsibilities:
- Handles and disposes of all specimens following universal precautions and applicable safety policies.
- Assists in new employee orientation.
- Welcomes new employees to the Lab and acts as the first contact person within the department.
- Maintains and updates training programs, assists in determining training objectives and designing laboratory exercises.
- Identifies training needs of the department and assesses overall status of training needs.
- Administers written and practical exams and evaluates trainees; performance.
- Provides initial new employee training for the Specimen Processing Lab and sets clear performance expectations.
- Provides training to all Specimen Processing personnel on new instrumentation, workflows, and procedures.
- Tracks peer feedback submissions for the department, determines appropriate follow-up, and provides statistics to the admin team.
- Works with management to deliver peer feedback and corrective actions for Specimen Processing staff.
- Retrains employees as needed and assesses post-retraining competency.
- Develops and implements scheduled competency assessments for all Specimen Processing staff.
- Coordinates activities and training for outside programs as needed.
- Performs all essential responsibilities of the Specimen Processing Associate and Exception Handling Representative per current SOPs.
- Develops and maintains SOPs under guided direction of Specimen Processing Supervisor.
- Gives laboratory tours to interview candidates, new employees, and internal Exact Sciences personnel.
- Performs User Acceptance Testing (UAT) for LIS updates.
- Meets standards for production and accuracy within 6 months of in shift date.
- Support and comply with the company?s Quality Management System policies and procedures.

Working hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Skills:
- Ability to effectively prioritize and delegate tasks.
- Ability to accurately follow written and verbal instructions.
- Ability to focus on detail and perform repetitive tasks.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff through both verbal and written communications.
- Ability to adjust teaching method to effectively train employees with different learning styles.
- Ability to effectively work both independently and within a team environment.
- Self-driven; able to stay motivated and on-task with little direct supervision.

Education:
High School

Experience:
1-4 years

Qualifications:
- High school diploma or GED.
- 2+ years of experience working in a laboratory or similar environment (i.e. maintaining sample integrity, following procedures and protocols, sample collection/handling).
- Previous experience in or demonstrated knowledge of peer training development.
- Demonstrate understanding of laboratory terminology and equipment.
- Familiarity with the Microsoft Suite, specifically PowerPoint, Excel, and Visio.
- Knowledge of and ability to adhere to Quality Assurance procedures.
- Demonstrated knowledge of HIPAA, GLP, and GDP.

Position requires work in a normal laboratory environment. Personal protective equipment is required while working in the laboratory.
Weekly Covid testing (done onsite) through nose swabs


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