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Technologist Trainee - Central Extractions

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (Covance)

RTP, United States of America

Are you looking to embark on a new challenge in your career, or start your career in Medical Lab Science? If so, LabCorp wants to speak with you about exciting opportunities to join Central Extractions team as a Technologist Trainee in RTP, NC. This team works with Molecular Genetics, Genomics, and Molecular Oncology laboratories.

The work schedule for this position will be3rd shift Tuesday - Saturday 11 pm-7:30am with OT occasionally available.

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Follows the laboratory’s procedure for specimen handling and processing and test analysis
  • Verifies proper and consistent identification of specimens prior to and during all accessioning and processing steps.
  • Records initials on all paperwork to indicate work performed by individual
  • Notifies Technologist, Team Lead or Supervisor of any identification discrepancies and documents action taken
  • Operates general lab equipment and instruments in order to perform assigned duties
  • Tests specimens completely, accurately and within established time frames
  • Understands and follows established testing procedures
  • Understands that all patient information is confidential and complies with HIPAA regulations
  • Adheres to the laboratory’s safety policies
  • Wears proper PPE when handling and processing specimens
  • Discards biohazard waste properly
  • Notifies technologists, team leads or supervisor immediately of any lab accident or exposure incident
  • Participates in proficiency testing as required
  • Maintains records that demonstrate that proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient samples
  • Verifies with technologists and Team leads, handling and processing procedures prior to testing proficiency samples
  • Adheres to the laboratory’s quality control policies; documents all quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance performed
  • Understands and performs daily QC according to the procedure
  • Notifies tech/Team Lead of any failure or adverse trend in QC
  • Perform minor instrument troubleshooting and report any irregularities in operation to tech/Team Lead
  • Recognizes basic problems with reagents
  • Maintains adequate stock of working supplies, notifies lead or supervisor of shortages


  • Bachelor's degree in Biology, Chemistry, Medical Technology or a related life science 
  • No experience required for Technologist Trainee; 6 months of clinical lab experience required at Technologist level
  • ASCP or AMT certification is preferred but not required
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Proficient with computers; Familiarity with laboratory information systems are a plus
  • High level of attention detail along with strong communication and organizational skills
  • Must be able to pass a standardized color vision screen
  • Flexibility to work overtime or other shifts depending on business needs

If you're looking for a career that offers opportunities for growth, continual development, professional challenge and the chance to make a real difference, apply today!

Benefits: All job offers will be based on a candidate’s skills and prior relevant experience, applicable degrees/certifications, as well as internal equity and market data. Regular, full-time or part-time employees working 20 or more hours per week are eligible for comprehensive benefits including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, STD/LTD, 401(K), ESPP, Paid time off (PTO) or Flexible time off (FTO), Commissions, and Company bonus where applicable.  For more detailed information, please click here

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Job posted: 2024-03-25