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averhealth Lab Screening Technician in St. Louis, Missouri

Since 1995, Averhealth has specialized in providing substance use monitoring services tailored to the unique needs of courts and social service agencies that operate at the holistic intersection of healthcare and criminal justice. Today, Averhealth serves more than 1,800 courts and social service agencies across 30 states, integrating all substance use monitoring activities.

Our mission at Averhealth is to reclaim lives, unite families, and strengthen communities by creating and providing the smartest, most innovative solutions for substance use disorder monitoring and recovery.

Great opportunity for recent college grads!

Shift: Monday-Friday 11 AM - 7:30 PM Pay: $16/hr with Full Benefits

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Assists the Production Manager with sample processing and result reporting.

  • Operates and maintains Screening Instrument and review of data in compliance with current Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and regulatory guidelines.

  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of screening methods.

  • Troubleshoots issues with screening instruments.

  • Meets laboratory productivity targets on a consistent basis.

  • Assists with laboratory inventory.

  • Adheres to all security procedures for ensuring the confidentiality of donor information.

  • Adheres to all established guidelines outlined in Averhealth's Guidebook.

Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities

  • Knowledge of screening methods.

  • Advanced ability to understand analytical techniques and procedures.

  • Advanced ability to understand laboratory instrumentation.

  • Advanced ability to understand certification requirements for CLIA.

  • Basic understanding of drugs of abuse that are tested.

  • Ability to maintain a high level of attention to detail.

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

  • Ability to complete the job with no errors.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

  • Ability to pass a color blind test.

  • Skill in the use of computers, especially Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Education And Experience

  • BS degree in Chemistry, Biology, Forensic Science or relevant field REQUIRED

  • OR Associates degree in related field or CLT/MLT degree and certification

  • At least ONE year of experience in a Lab environment

Physical Requirements

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

  • Ability to lift and/or move 25 pounds

  • Ability to have full-body movement

  • Must have vision and hearing corrected to meet minimum acceptable norms

Mental Requirements

The mental requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

  • Ability to cope with stress due to production obligations

  • Ability to read and comprehend the SOP and CLIA guidelines.

  • Ability to communicate with other employees and supervisors

  • Ability to provide input and recommendations on operations

Compensation And Benefits

  • Compensation based upon experience and qualifications.

  • Health Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • Short-Term Disability

  • Long-Term Disability

  • 401(k)

  • Paid Time Off

  • Employee Referral Bonus

  • Community Outreach Program

  • and More!

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