Nov 19, 2021

Pathology Tech - Chemistry - DAY shift

  • VCU Health System
  • Richmond, VA, USA

Job Description

The Pathology Technician 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. The 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. This position may also 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.

The Pathology Technician 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. The pre-analytical procedures may include aliquoting 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.

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire: N/A

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment: N/A

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

Experience PREFERRED: N/A

Education/training REQUIRED:
High School Diploma or equivalent

Education/training PREFERRED:
One year of post high school education in a Health Science field

Independent action(s) required:
Complete required continuing education

Supervisory responsibilities (if applicable): N/A

Additional position requirements:
Rotating weekends as required Holiday scheduling as required

Age Specific groups served: All

Physical Requirements (includes use of assistance devices as appropriate):
Physical: Lifting less than 20 lbs.
Activities: Prolonged standing, Prolonged sitting, Reaching (overhead, extensive, repetitive)
Repetitive motion: typing, pipetting, plating
Other: Exposure to biohazards and potentially infectious body fluids
Mental/Sensory: Strong recall, Reasoning, Problem solving, Hearing, Speak clearly, Write legibly, Reading, Logical thinking
Emotional: Fast pace environment, Steady pace, Able to handle multiple priorities, Frequent and intense customer interactions, Noisy environment, Able to adapt to frequent, change

Workday Day (United States of America)

EEO Employer/Disabled/Protected Veteran/41 CFR 60-1.4.