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Laboratory Tech

Date Posted:  May 3, 2022
Requisition ID:  305983

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204

Work for Indiana 

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day. 


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population.  As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


About the Indiana State Department of Health (IDOH):
The Indiana State Department of Health’s mission is to promote and provide essential public health services for a healthier and safer state.


The salary for this position traditionally starts at $28,366.00 per year but may be commensurate with education and/or experience.


About the Job:

​​As the Laboratory Technician, you will fulfill a support function, including specimen receiving and specimen processing, for the Serology Division of the Indiana State Department of Health Laboratories.

A Day in the Life:

​The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Performs specimen receiving in laboratory Central Accessioning room.
  • Sorts specimens in laboratory Central Accessioning to ensure timely delivery to individual testing areas.
  • Accurately and consistently matches patient specimen tube information with form/LIMSNet entry
  • Accessions specimens via StarLIMS.
  • Uses StarLIMS to investigate and trouble-shoot problems with specimen submission entries to correctly identify the appropriate solution to amend the error.
  • Routinely informs supervisor of problems with submitter specimen submissions in a timely manner to prevent a delay in testing such specimens.
  • Performs all pre-analytical processing of specimens in preparation for testing by microbiologists.
  • Accessions and prepares specimens in other testing areas when necessitated by staffing shortages.
  • Maintains a clean and safe work environment in the laboratory.
  • Performs data gathering for certain types of laboratory equipment and maintains the appropriate records for quality control purposes.
  • Assists supervisor with maintaining a sufficient laboratory supply inventory by informing her of current supply levels before supplies become depleted.

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.  

What You'll Need for Success:

This person must have the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • Specialized knowledge to conduct a wide range of established laboratory procedures.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail to ensure testing accuracy.
  • Specialized knowledge of StarLIMS.
  • Ability to cross-train in other testing areas to maintain work flow in times of staff shortages and work load surges.
  • Specialized knowledge of standard laboratory techniques and laboratory safety.
  • Basic knowledge of current advancements in laboratory specimen preparation and/or analysis as well as relevant equipment.
  • Broad knowledge and compliance with all hospital, state, and federal laws, rules and regulations pertaining to laboratory operations (e.g. CLIA, HIPPA, Blood Borne Pathogens, etc.).
  • Ability to assist supervisor with preparation for external inspections.
  • Ability to maintain laboratory records in compliance with CLIA regulations.
  • Ability to assist in administrative support tasks such as inventory management, report filing and report preparation.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

  • The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:
  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave
  • Free Parking
  • Free LinkedIn Learning

Equal Employment Opportunity:
The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis