Located on the edge of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains, Sera Prognostics, Inc. is a women’s health diagnostics company dedicated to improving the health of babies and mothers. We are a growing company tasked with becoming a global leader in high value women’s health diagnostics, delivering pivotal information to physicians that will improve health and improve the economics of healthcare delivery. According to Sera’s CEO, employees here must possess three qualities to be successful: 1) the individual must be passionate and dedicated to changing the world; 2) they must be smart and work smart; and 3) they must have absolute integrity. If this is you, we urge you to keep reading!

We are seeking a Medical Laboratory Scientist for our CLIA/CAP/NYDOH accredited laboratory based in Salt Lake City. The Sera Clinical Laboratory (SCL) Technologist provides services of both a technical and non-technical nature in the laboratory. They perform laboratory tests to provide physicians with rapid and accurate test results. General duties include preparation of specimens for processing in the laboratory; performance of highly complex analytical processes; establishing, performing, and documenting quality assurance, quality control, and equipment maintenance; recognizing problems and identifying causes; confirming and verifying results through in-depth knowledge of techniques, principles, and instruments; correlating and interpreting data based on knowledge of factors affecting test results; and data handling and input.  Assists in the general function of all areas of Sera Prognostics laboratories.      

Responsibilities

Technical

  • Performs highly complex analytic processes without direct supervision. Uses routine and specialized laboratory procedures and/or techniques for which he/she is qualified, trained, and demonstrates competency according to established laboratory standard operating procedures (SOP’s).
  • Prepares specimens for processing in the laboratory; performs highly complex analytical processes; analyzes chromatographic data, transcribes and inputs generated results; performs and documents quality control and selected equipment maintenance; performs quality assurance activities; recognizes problems and assists in the identification of the cause.
  • Operates laboratory instruments and ensures proper functioning of laboratory equipment. Troubleshoots basic instrument malfunctions and performs preventive and corrective maintenance on all laboratory equipment. Recognizes when professional service is required and requests service if needed. Otherwise, reports service needs to the instrument control engineer or supervisor for resolution. Maintains detailed documentation of instrument maintenance.
  • Calibrates laboratory instruments to ensure the accuracy of test results.  Performs quality control procedures as specified in laboratory SOPs and maintains QC records and documentation necessary to meet the standards of accrediting agencies.
  • Understands appropriate specimen collection, handling, and transport procedures. Prepares specimens for analysis and determines acceptability of samples within guidelines. 
  • Maintains clean and orderly work area.  Cleans bench surfaces and equipment each shift or after contamination or spill.
  • Maintains a safe laboratory environment and complies with Sera policies and safety procedures.

Knowledge Base

  • Understands and complies with good laboratory practice, including safety, HIPAA, confidentiality, and regulatory requirements. 
  • Recognizes unexpected results, errors, and problems with patient samples or results.
  • Adheres to principles of data security and patient confidentiality.  Maintains ethical standards in the performance of testing and in interactions with patients, co-workers, and other health care professionals.

Analytical Decision-Making

  • Performs analytical decision-making functions without direct supervision.
  • Prioritizes the order of testing workload and testing schedules.  Coordinates general workflow in assigned areas.
  • Resolves and documents resolution of all QC results which fail lab criteria and institutes corrective action.
  • Evaluates instrument/method failure and communicate according to protocol.

Training

  • Responds to technical questions consistent with the level of training.
  • Responsible for own continuing education and professional development.
  • Provides technical information and/or instruction to clients and new employees as defined and where appropriate.

Administration

  • Suggests improvements in efficiencies for laboratory processes and procedures.
  • Implements changes in response to new technology and laboratory procedures as assigned.

Communication

  • Reports test results according to defined procedures.
  • Maintains open and effective communication with SCL personnel. Demonstrates willingness to cooperate with team members in the laboratory to accomplish timely and accurate testing.
  • Demonstrates professional demeanor, in personal appearance and behavior, in all work-related interactions inside and outside of the laboratory.
  • Demonstrates adaptability by embracing changes in the laboratory with a positive attitude.  Provides constructive feedback for modification of laboratory procedures, policies, and test/employee scheduling.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemical, physical, or biological science or medical technology from an accredited institution.
  • Experience with standard LIS or LIMS systems in a clinical laboratory setting
  • Experience with and understanding of CAP and NYDOH clinical testing regulations

A successful candidate will also possess the following

  • Two (2) years of pertinent clinical laboratory experience in high-complexity testing
  • Experience with LC-MS instrumentation
  • Experience in immunology, antibody capture, and ELISA technologies
  • Current ASCP MLS, or C certification.

Benefits for Full-time Employees

An excellent benefits package featuring an 85% to 95% premium paid healthcare plan, 14 paid holidays, three weeks of paid time off, employee stock options, and more!  

How to Apply

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