Aug 01, 2020

Pathology Tech

  • VCU Health System
  • Virginia, USA

Job Description

  • JOB SUMMARY
    • The chief objective of this position:

      • Provides support services for the clinical laboratory by resolving problems with orders and/or specimens and by responding to telephone inquiries for test results and specimen collection criteria. Laboratory support functions may also include, but are not limited to, developing and maintaining ordering and inventory processes/systems; editing laboratory procedures with supervisor direction; providing data entry assistance and general glassware maintenance. May assist in the accessioning area as required, provide assistance with POC testing needs, waived testing training and preparation and troubleshooting glucose meters and returning them to the units.
      • Receives specimens in the laboratory and performs pre-analytical specimen manipulation/preparation for analysis which includes but is not limited to accessioning orders via LIS/CIS, verifying technical specimen acceptability, and performing pre-analytical procedures. Pre-analytical procedures may include alliquoting specimens for technical analysis, plating specimens for microbiologic growth, preparing smears, preparing specimens for shipping utilizing knowledge of specimen handling and shipping of dangerous goods in accordance with laboratory policy in an accurate, safe and timely manner.
    • Experience REQUIRED:

      • Minimum of 2 years of laboratory experience using basic laboratory principles and procedures and handling specimens
      • Previous experience using a personal computer and entering data
    • Education/training REQUIRED:

      • High School Diploma or equivalent
    • Education/training PREFERRED:

      • One year of post high school education in a Health Science field