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Animal Medical Technologist

Company: Kansas State University
Location: Manhattan
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Animal Medical Technologist

Department: 3670080080 Veterinary Diagnostic Lab

Job no: 513785

Employment type: Temporary Full-time

Location: Manhattan, Kansas

Categories: Veterinary Medicine

Pay Grade: 10A

About This Role:

The Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (KSVDL) within the College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking applicants for a temporary Animal Medical Technologist. This position will perform tests in the Clinical Pathology Laboratory; perform clinical analyzes on animal body fluids and tissues, interpret and report results, and maintain the quality system through document reviews, trend analysis for all tests as well as corrective action reports and ensuring the quality of test results. The expectation is to have flexible work hours when demand/program requires it and a responsibility to our Quality Program. The schedule for this position is Wednesday night - Monday morning 11:00pm - 7:00am.

  • Organize and perform testing to comply with the sample priority schedule to maximize testing efficiency and accuracy.
  • Assay quality control sera and monitor results to verify adequate precision of methodology, reagents and instrument functions, monitor test reports for transcription errors to insure that correct data for diagnosing or monitoring patient status is reported.
  • Maintain and calibrate instruments daily to insure accurate consistent operation of equipment and to promote increased instrument life span; process is achieved by following instrument manufacturer's suggested guidelines and/or laboratory maintenance charts. Correct instrument malfunctions within reasonable expectations of training capacity to ensure return to continuous operations yielding accurate and precise results and to avoid down time and costly back-up. Troubleshoot instrument and reagent problems to determine cause of malfunction or poor testing results.
  • Validation of new tests: The validation will include mainly tests that are commercially available but new to the clinical pathology lab. The validation process will include all the validation steps required from the time a new test/instrument are introduced to the clinical pathology lab and till this test is available for diagnostic samples. The process will follow the validation SOP and will include being responsible for getting hold of the samples needed for the validation process, running the tests required, documentation of the whole process, connecting out sources by need, writing SOPs and taking care of other documentations needed for this process.
  • Receives requests and processes laboratory samples according to laboratory protocol, assists clients via phone, email and fax concerning testing questions, and result interpretation.
  • All other duties as assigned which include but are not limited to: research testing, representing the lab at technical meetings and general housekeeping.

    Why Join Us:

    Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off - vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

    We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

    Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the

    What You'll Need to Succeed:

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Requires a bachelor's degree

      Preferred Qualifications:

      • Bachelor of Science from an accredited college or university in biological sciences
      • Two years of experience in a laboratory with automated and some manual procedures
      • Excellent written and oral, interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
      • Basic computer skills including databases, spreadsheets, word processing and data entry
      • Completion of at least 6 months in a training program in Clinical Lab Science approved by the ASCP, AMT, and AMA, ASCP or AMT certification (or equivalent) as a registered Clinical Laboratory Scientist

        Other Requirements:

        • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

          How to Apply:

          Please submit the following documents:

        • Resume
        • Cover letter
        • Contact information for three professional references

          Screening of Applications Begins:

          Screening begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

          Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

          $24.76 - $39.60 hourly

          Equal Employment Opportunity:

          Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

          Background Screening Statement:

          In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

          Advertised: Sep 08, 2022 Central Daylight Time

          Applications close: Open until filled

Keywords: Kansas State University, Manhattan , Animal Medical Technologist, Healthcare , Manhattan, Kansas

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