Exact Sciences Corporation

Accessioning Technician I

Job Locations US-CA-Redwood City
Req No.
2021-8681
Category
Clinical Lab Operations
Type
Regular Full-Time

Summary of Major Responsibilities

The Accessioning Technician I is responsible for handling and recording patient and study specimens sent to Exact Sciences for testing.  Daily operations within the Accessioning department include, but not limited to; order processing, case management, sample processing, management of associated documents and records, and inter-departmental communication and collaboration.  An important part of the accessioning process is to identify incomplete or missing information and/or unacceptable specimens received, and to initiate outreach to physicians and other stakeholders for clarification in a timely manner to minimize impact on test turn-around-time.

 

To be successful in this role, the Accessioning Technician I must demonstrate the ability to follow standard operating procedures and work independently in a regulated work environment, the ability to complete scheduled tasks and assignments with expected quality and throughput, and function effectively as a member of the Exact Sciences team.  He or she is adaptive to change, detail oriented, focused, effective at managing time, organized and able to communicate within the department and to key internal customers to achieve common goals.  He or she will participate in process improvement activities to ensure scalability and operational excellence.  He or she will support or participate in internal and external audits and quality assurance activities to ensure laboratory compliance with the applicable quality standards and regulatory requirements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform timely and accurate data entry and verification of incoming orders and patient samples according to standard operating procedures (SOP).
  • Identify and accurately document incomplete information necessary for laboratory testing.
  • Ensure timely initiation of case management and handoff to GHI Customer Service departments when outreach is required.
  • Review, update, and resolve task assignments received from Customer Service and Histology.
  • Organize and process incoming samples, print barcode labels, and route to histology for laboratory processing according to the SOPs, within the scheduled timeframe, and with consistency and accuracy.
  • Review department SOPs annually or as updates occur.
  • Perform equipment maintenance or function checks.
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of the work area.
  • Adhere to health and safety practices established in the SOPs; including, but not limited to, the use of personal protective equipment when required.
  • Participate in Quality Assurance activities; such as, but not limited to, quality improvement projects, issue tracking, internal audits, and inspection preparation as assigned.
  • Report issues or potential non-conformance events to supervisors for follow up. Follow the SOP to document these issues as directed.
  • Participate in process improvement activities planned by management and/or engineers.
  • Assist with organizing and maintaining personnel and training documents as assigned.
  • Attend training on new, current, and updated policies, procedures, processes, and duties.
  • Attend company, department, or project team meetings and training.
  • Participate in projects as needed.
  • Ability to work in a regulated environment, handle patient specimens and follow SOPs with great attention to detail.
  • Ability to integrate and apply feedback in a professional manner.
  • Able to prioritize and drive to results with a high emphasis on quality.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to adapt to changes and complete work assignments to achieve department and corporate goals.
  • Strong communicator with ability to maintain open communication with internal employees, managers and customers as needed.
  • Uphold company mission and values through accountability, innovation, integrity, quality, and teamwork.
  • Regular and reliable attendance.
  • Ability to work designated schedule.
  • Ability to work nights and/or weekends.
  • Ability to work overtime as needed.
  • Use of computer, and or telephone for long periods of time may be necessary.
  • Considerable periods of time may be spent concentrating and or analyzing data.
  • May be exposed to hazardous materials, tissue specimens and instruments with moving parts, lasers, heating and freezing elements, and high-speed centrifugation.
  • Some time spent using near vision to view samples at close range.
  • Ability to work seated for approximately 75% of a typical workday. Ability to work standing for approximately 25% of a typical workday.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds for approximately 10% of a typical workday.
  • Use of various chemicals may be used to perform duties.
  • May perform repetitious actions using office or lab tools.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED).
  • Working knowledge of MS Office (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) and PC workstation.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform the Essential Duties of the position with or without accommodation.
  • Authorization to work in the United States without sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate Degree in science, health science or related field or above.
  • Experience in health care, laboratory, pharmaceutical industry, or other regulated work environment.
  • Experience with high volume laboratory operations.
  • Experience with using Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS).
  • Excellent listening, oral and written communication, and interpersonal skills.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other status protected by applicable local, state or federal law. Applicable portions of the Company’s affirmative action program are available to any applicant or employee for inspection upon request.

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