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Actalent Lab Technician in Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description:

Responsibilities as outlined by CLIA:

  • Follow the laboratory's procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results;

  • Maintain records that demonstrate that proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient specimens;

  • Adhere to the laboratory's quality control policies, document all quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance performed;

  • Follow the laboratory's established policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratory's established acceptable levels of performance;

  • Be capable of identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and either must correct the problems or immediately notify the general supervisor, technical supervisor, clinical consultant, or director;

  • Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications; and

  • If qualified under §493.1489(b)(5), perform high complexity testing only under the onsite, direct supervision of a general supervisor qualified under §493.1461.

Additional responsibilities under the direction of the Technical Director and Clinical Supervisor:

  • Performs routine and high complexity laboratory tests and procedures on blood and other clinical specimens, according to laboratory policies.

  • Prepares samples and reagents for testing according to laboratory policies.

  • Responsible for the accuracy, interpretation and reporting of all test results according to laboratory policies.

  • Performs routine maintenance on equipment and quality control for all reagents.

  • Keeps accurate records of quality control, maintenance and workload data according to laboratory policies.

  • Responsible to document all corrective action procedures undertaken in the Hematology Laboratory.

  • Refers problems and/or unusual results to appropriate parties and documents all corrective action procedures undertaken in the Hematology Laboratory.

  • Performs clerical and support services as needed, such as answering the telephone, calling STATS and alert values to the appropriate department or clinician, disposing of contaminated specimens, control of inventory, etc.

  • Participates in proficiency testing program.

  • Communicates with hospital personnel providing assistance related to laboratory policies and procedures, laboratory utilization, and test result interpretation.

  • Is responsible for ordering and maintaining an appropriate level of inventory and laboratory supplies.

  • Keeps current in developments in technical instrumentation and analytical techniques in Clinical Hematology.

  • Promotes the mission and vision of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and laboratories, and a spirit of professionalism and excellence in performance among the Hematology laboratory staff.

  • Adheres to hospital and laboratory policies and procedures and plans including infection control and safety plans.

  • Performs other duties as necessary.

  • Testing personnel are responsible for specimen processing, test performance and for reporting test results, and must

Additional responsibilities under the direction of the Technical Director and Clinical Supervisor:

Additional Skills & Qualifications:


  • Must possess an Associate Degree in laboratory science or Medical Laboratory Technology from an accredited college or university, OR Meets other qualifications as described in the Federal Register, 42 CFR, Subpart M 493.1403 – 1495. (BS in Chemistry, Biology, MT, Physical Science (Prefers BS over BA due to their requirements for a CLIA lab)

  • ASCP certification or equivalent preferred.

    About Actalent:

Actalent connects passion with purpose. Our scalable talent solutions and services capabilities drive value and results and provide the expertise to help our customers achieve more. Every day, our experts around the globe are making an impact. We’re supporting critical initiatives in engineering and sciences that advance how companies serve the world. Actalent promotes consultant care and engagement through experiences that enable continuous development. Our people are the difference. Actalent is an operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.