The Accessioner II provides a vital link between internal customer service & the clinical operations team. The Accessioner II is responsible for receiving, unpacking, processing & recording samples sent for laboratory testing under the supervision of the Accessioning Supervisor. The Accessioner II may serve as a team lead to Accessioner I to coordinate tasks, divide workload & manage projects. He/she has demonstrated a good understanding of the laboratory workflow.
In addition to the primary role of sample accessioning, there will be a need to provide back-up support (non-testing) to the Analytial and/or Post-Analytical team, on an as needed basis. It is imperative that the Accessioner II have demonstrated the ability to work independently, but also function effectively as a member of the Guardant Health team. The nature of the work requires keeping meticulous & organized records, excellent attention to detail, effective written & verbal communication skills, the ability to multi-task & be flexible with tasks & schedules, & the ability to work independently in a team environment.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Support the laboratory staff with sample intake & accessioning.
Responsible for receiving, unpacking & processing all incoming clinical specimens.
Responsible for entering & verifying data in the LIMS database.
Verifies aspects of incoming samples & access acceptability of the sample testing.
Prepare samples for testing by centrifuging & isolating plasma from whole blood.
Resolve & document incomplete or unacceptable specimens.
Aliquot specimens & manage sample storage inventory.
Create sample batches, print labels & label tubes & batches.
Perform equipment maintenance & maintain equipment logs & records.
Keep laboratory equipment in good working condition by applying quality control measures, such as sterilization & greasing to avoid damages.
Support the administrative functions of the lab as required.
Check, monitor & record temperature & perform root cause analysis of deviations & implement a resolution or initiate a service request when necessary.
Clean racks & other laboratory supplies.
Carry out & maintain sufficient inventory of laboratory stock for daily operations.
Work closely with the Leads of the Analytical, Post Analytical & the Client Services Teams to provide consistent & ongoing support to the entire service department.
Perform other miscellaneous duties as assigned & assist others as time allows.
Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications.
Participate in the introduction of new validations and/or configurations.
Assist in the update & development of SOPs pertaining to Accessioning.
Assist with training of new laboratory personnel & training of new procedures with existing personnel.
Assist with internal audits & inspection preparation, as needed.
Assist in organizing & maintaining laboratory, personnel & training documents.
Identify process improvement opportunities & report to laboratory management.
Report all concerns of test quality and/or safety to the Supervisor or Safety Officer.
Provide support, guidance & constructive feedback to Accessioner I.
Accessioner II may oversee Accessioner I in the absence of Accessioning Supervisor and/or designee.
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