Cordant Health Solutions™ is at the forefront of combating today’s opioid epidemic through its network of toxicology laboratories and pharmacies. Cordant is committed to providing cutting-edge solutions for payers, clinicians and agencies involved with addiction, criminal justice and pain management.  Cordant is one of the only toxicology laboratories that includes a full-service, high-touch pharmacy that specializes in complex management and dispensing of controlled substances. As a reliable partner, Cordant provides testing protocols, treatment recommendations and considerations and digital case-management tools to help its customers become more efficient and effective. Cordant strives to change the way its clients use toxicology results and assists its clients in navigating the ever-changing industries in which they operate.  Laboratories and/or pharmacies are located in Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Massachusetts, New York, and Washington.

We are looking for a talented Autochemistry Lead to join our Tacoma, WA laboratory. The Autochemistry Lead acts as a lead technical expert in the screening analysis of biological fluids for drugs of abuse.  This individual leads the autochemistry department as it relates to problem solving, process optimization, communication and reporting, record keeping, and other laboratory operations in a forensic environment.

The schedule for this position will be Monday-Friday, 10am-6:30pm. 

Essential Duties
  • Specimen screening for Drugs of Abuse on Olympus and Beckman Coulter platforms (AU640, AU5430, AU5840)
  • Specimen Validity screening and confirmation (ph meter, refractometry, etc.)
  • Collaborate with operations leadership to solve work-related problems within or between departments and sites; answering and resolving questions/issues daily
  • Read and maintain the Autochemistry department documentation: SOPs, regulations, best practices, guidelines, standards, policies, and procedures
  • Ensure department is compliant with all policies, procedures, standards, guidelines, and best practices for: NLCP (SAMHSA), Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), safety, environmental, hazardous materials, equipment, and security
  • Ensure that all work is complete, accurate and meets our high-quality standards
  • Ensure department inventory is monitored and maintained completing weekly counts and orders.
  • All other duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific field, required
  • 1+ years’ experience with Automated Chemistry testing, required
    • 3+ years’ experience, highly preferred
  • Familiarity with Olympus and Beckman Coulter analyzers, highly preferred

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
  • Knowledge of Laboratory Information Systems software
  • Knowledge of CLIA and CAP (highly desirable)
  • Medical terminology (highly desirable)
  • High degree of computer literacy
  • Use of Microsoft Office in particular Word and Excel
  • Attention to detail

About Cordant Health Solutions:
Working at Cordant Health Solutions means constantly being challenged to learn and grow in a fast-paced, dynamic, vibrant environment. Our team members are the key to our success and we are committed to providing an environment that not only offers a fun, positive work environment but also career building opportunities and a positive work/life balance. Cordant Health Solutions supports its employees by offering a benefits package to eligible employees that includes:
  • Medical / Dental / Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Health Savings Accounts (HSA)
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Volunteer Time Off (VTO)
  • Paid Holidays
  • 401(k) with Company Match
  • Company Paid Basic Life Insurance
  • Company Paid Long Term Disability
  • Short Term Disability
Cordant Health Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer that believes diversity leads to a stronger organization. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, military status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, arrest or conviction record, or predisposing genetic characteristics.

Department: Laboratory Services (Facility)
This is a full time position

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