AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Laboratory Technician III

US-FL-Fort Lauderdale
Req No
2017-6877
Category
Public Health
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

AMAZING INDIVIDUALS WORKING FOR POSITIVE PEOPLE at AIDS Healthcare Foundation!

Does the idea of doing something that really makes a difference in people’s lives while being well-compensated intrigue you? Are you looking to work for an organization that encourages growth and success from each and every one of its employees?

If so, AIDS Healthcare Foundation is the place for you!

Founded in 1987, AIDS Healthcare Foundation is the largest specialized provider of HIV/AIDS medical care in the nation. Our mission is to provide cutting edge medicine and advocacy, regardless of ability to pay. Through our healthcare centers, pharmacies, health plan, research and other activities, AHF provides access to the latest HIV treatments for all who need them.

AHF’s core values are:

• Patient-Centered
• Value Employees
• Respect for Diversity
• Nimble
• Fight for What’s Right
 
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Responsibilities

The Laboratory Technician III is responsible for projecting and integrating the Mission and Core Values of the organization within and outside of the Public Health Division.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Includes the following.  Other duties may be assigned

  • The Laboratory Technician III contributes to several ongoing projects by maintaining and operating 2 diagnostic machines (Abbott Architect i1000r and a Cepheid GeneXpert Infinity), and other equipment that tests for: HIV antigen/antibody; viral hepatitis; Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoaeae’ and HIV viral RNA.  
  • Performs other diagnostic assays as they become available.
  • Functions as a liaison with vendor support services and AHF Information Technology Department as needed.
  • Receives and processes blood and other potential infectious material by following established standard operating procedures (SOP) and bio-safety regulation working in a BL2 laboratory.
  • Ensures all specimens waiting to be processed are safely handled and stored properly in accordance to the FDA’s manufacturers insert.
  • Ensures specimens are processed within proper timeframes, ensures the results are entered into the electronic medical record in a timely and accurate manner and reviews and maintains accurate specimen manifests.
  • Conducts safe handling, shipping, and receiving of Category A infectious material and Category B potentially infectious material in accordance with United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) requirements.
  • Conducts safe handling of blood and other potential infectious material (OPIM) in accordance to Title 8 CCR 5193 (bloodborne pathogens).
  • Complies with AHF’s policies and practices relating to the confidentiality, privacy, and security of protect health information.
  • Maintains accurate operational and temperature logs.
  • Oversees the organization and cleanliness of work and supply stock areas.
  • Ensures all supplies and inventory are stored neatly, in a safe manner, and at designated temperatures.
  • Ensures all time sensitive supplies and inventory are used prior to expiration dates.
  • Orders supplies as needed and ensure all materials are used in a cost-effective manner.
  • Prepares monthly inventory and diagnostic results reports.
  • Ensure all necessary certifications are valid and up to date.
  • Immediately reports to supervisor any known deviations from established policies or procedures.
  • Oversee operations of LabDaq LIS system and connectivity to laboratory instruments

Supervisory Responsibilities
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Qualifications

Qualifications
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 the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

  • Certified manufacture training on Abbott Architect i1000
  • 2 years experience running HIV and viral hepatitis specimens on Abbott Architect i1000
  • Certified manufacture training on LabDaq LIS system
  • 2 years of experience with CLIA requirements and inspections
  • Experience with third party laboratory proficiency testing
  • Completion of an accredited Medical Assistant Program with certification required.
  • Phlebotomy Certification Preferred.
  • A minimum of 2 years of related work experience required.


Computer/Software Skills & Abilities
Should have a high level of computer literacy in both PC and MAC.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel.
Ability to conduct in a professional manner when use of company e-mail is required.


Other Skills & Abilities/Qualifications

  • Must be able to travel locally and to other States a minimum of 10% of the time.
  • Experience working within communities of high-risk populations.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations and have a sensitivity to multi-cultural and lifestyle issues.  
  • Sensitivity to the issues surrounding HIV and AIDS.
  • Ability to improve and promote quality and demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a collaborative team environment.


Certificates, Licenses and Registrations

  • Hold a current Florida license as a Laboratory Technician as outlined in 64B3-5.004 of the Florida Administrative Code
  • The following training will be provided and must be completed within 30 days of hire date:
  1. Category 6, Division 6.2 Shipping Infectious Substances/Dangerous Goods.
  2. Biosafety A, B, Cs – Biosafety Level 2 (BSL2).
  3. Medical Waste Management.
  4. Blood borne Pathogens (BBP).
  5. Shipping Biological Material.
  • Medical Assistant Certification required
  • Phlebotomy Certification preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license in state of employment required with proof of liability insurance.

 We at AIDS Healthcare Foundation believe that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status or disability. The right of equal employment opportunity extends to recruiting, hiring selection, transfer, promotion, training and all other conditions of employment.

 

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