Welcome to Avertest, where we take pride in providing our valued team members with "Much More Than Just a Career." Avertest has one of the most friendly and supportive workforces around; you’re never just a number or the means to an end result. In fact, Avertest is in the business of human development. Offering “Much More Than Just a Test,” we have a direct impact on someone’s road to recovery, reconnecting families, and making communities stronger and safer. We are proud of what we do, and proud of all of our teammates who make this happen.
*All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, or national origin.
St. Louis, MO
At averhealth, our mission is to reclaim lives, unite families, and strengthen communities by creating and providing the smartest, most innovative solutions for substance use disorder treatment and recovery. We seamlessly integrate every element of our clients’ testing needs including collections, laboratory services, results reporting, and every step in between. By joining averhealth, you will become part of a friendly and fast-growing organization with an important purpose. averhealth has a direct impact on someone’s road to recovery.
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 confidentiality of donor information.
Adheres to all established guidelines outlined in Avertest’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 preferred
Associates degree in related field or CLT/MLT degree and certification
1-3 years of experience
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
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
$12-$15/hour based upon experience and qualifications.
Paid Time Off
Employee Referral Bonus
Community Outreach Program
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.
All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will posses the skills aptitudes and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills or abilities.
This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.