Orthofix is looking for a Clinical Lab Associate (CLA) to join our team at our corporate headquarters in Lewisville, TX. As the Clinical Lab Associate you will be responsible for the successful execution and lab planning for all local Orthofix forums. This includes working with Medical Education, Marketing, R&D, Regulatory, and Compliance departments to understand, plan and document their needs as well as to orchestrate and execute courses and given projects that are set forth by the Spine, Biologics, and Orthopedics managements. This position includes the utilization of equipment including audiovisual processes, inventory of lab supplies, instruments and demo shipments. You will work closely with the Clinical Lab Manager to coordinate and exceed attendees’ overall experience and expectations. You will be responsible for holding the Orthofix, mission and objectives as guiding business principles, and for driving constant and consistent quality improvement.
Duties and Responsibilities
Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
- Support procedures related to facility policies and program regulatory compliance.
- Support personnel safety training on administrative and clinical levels.
- Maintain facility in a neat and professional manner.
- Assist with logistics for outgoing and incoming samples and/or demo shipments.
- Maintain proper documentation of all incoming and outgoing Spine specimens.
- Execute departmental programs in accordance with the work orders developed by the Medical Education Team.
- When appropriate, engage in training conversations regarding Orthofix network & capabilities.
- Effectively represent the Orthofix brand.
- Handle lab equipment including instruments, AV, instrument processing units and equipment.
- Support delivery, set up, and cleanup of cadaveric specimens following appropriate guidelines.
- Learn Orthofix medical instrumentation systems to provide superior service.
- Collaborate with various departments and staff to manage ongoing or upcoming projects.
- Assist with documenting lab costs by monitoring supply use and facility vendors.
- Record details of internal employee, distributor, and physician preferences.
- Gain expert level knowledge of Medical Education industry.
- Assist with logistical coordination of training courses including travel booking, agenda preparation, and email communication.
- Regular attendance required.
skills and knowledge
- Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent related experience.
- Minimum 1 year experience working in cadaveric training laboratories or clinical experience with orthopedic surgical procedures to include surgical wound closure and surgical site exposure.
- Knowledge of or able to learn: surgical positioning and draping; uses for general surgical instrumentation, as well as, instrumentation and equipment specific to spine and orthopedic surgery; surgical procedure protocol; use of lab equipment, washer/sterilizer, computer, communication and video equipment.
- Must be able to professionally interact with surgeons, maintain precise records, problem solve, and demonstrate initiative to maintain a productive laboratory experience.
- Must be certified or willing to become certified in the utilization of radiographic equipment.
- Must be physically able to operate radiographic imaging equipment.
- Must be able to transfer, position, and be a proper steward of cadaveric specimens.
- Have knowledge of and experience with regulatory (OSHA/Federal/Local) requirements.
- Must be reliable, diligent, meticulous, results oriented, team player and people person.
- Must have a strong ability to establish direction, motivate, and inspire team members.
- Excellent computer skills required; proficient user of MS Suite – including PowerPoint.