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Job Description

Medical Education & Research Institute (MERI) is a non-profit organization which supports the advancement of medicine by providing bio-skills lab environments essential to medical and surgical training for healthcare professionals.

Our central U.S. location in Memphis, TN as well as our mobile support ability allow us to facilitate state-of-the-art, hands-on training and educational events for physicians, nurses, and other medical professionals from across the country and around the world. Our unique ability to coordinate all aspects of medical training is made possible in part by our exclusive partnership with the Genesis Legacy Whole Body Donation Foundation.

In order to better accommodate training in the evolving medical industry, we are currently expanding our Lab/Clinical team.  We are seeking adventurous and energetic individuals interested in an exciting opportunity to work with the MERI's clinical team to support leading healthcare professionals and innovators on the cutting edge of medical science.

As a Lab Specialist, your role is to perform various functions involved with daily clinical operations of the Lab dept by providing support for educational lab courses with an emphasis in audio/visual technology and veterinary practices.

This position reports directly to the Lab Manager and works closely with A/V and Vet Coordinators.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
(This is a summary list and not all inclusive of the job description.)

  • Provide customer service support to assist sponsors in meeting the needs of the students and learners during human cadaveric specimen and live animal specimen labs
  • Assist with the preparation of lab spaces for medical training courses with proper instrumentation, equipment, and tissue as directed
  • Ensure proper setup of any related audio/visual equipment required for recording or broadcasting/streaming presentation of lab event as directed
  • Operate various lab and A/V equipment during course delivery as directed
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of equipment and instrumentation used in lab training 
  • Perform any other related duties as required or assigned

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

    EDUCATION:
        High school diploma or equivalent

    EXPERIENCE:

  • No prior clinical/lab work experience required but some familiarity with surgical/operating room environment preferred
  • basic to intermediate understanding of digital broadcasting equipment and technical understanding of A/V operations 
  • some veterinary experience preferred

    SKILLS:

  • Ability to read and understand documents such as policy manuals, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively communicate information and respond to questions in person-to-person and small group situations with customers, clients, general public and other employees of the organization.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to use common sense understanding in order to carry out detailed written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few known variables in situations of a routine nature.
  • Ability to fulfill all essential job functions as listed with or without reasonable accommodations.
    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

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

    Highly repetitive type work which requires the concentrated and non-diversified physical demands of the employee.

    While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, talk or hear; occasionally required to sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds; regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds; occasionally lift up to 150 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision; distance vision; color vision; peripheral vision; depth perception; and ability to adjust focus.

BENEFITS

    Besides being part of a wonderful organization with a meaningful purpose, full-time employee benefits include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life/ADD, Short-Term & Long-Term Disability insurances, 401(k) retirement plan (5% employer match), and much more.

SCHEDULE

    Normal work schedule is 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday.  Some overtime and scheduling outside of these days/times including weekends will be required.