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
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
High School Diploma or equivalent
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.