Lab Student Technician, Core Lab

Job Description

Performs waived and moderately complex lab testing; performs technical support duties; performs pre-analytical processing of specimens; accessions, labels and distributes specimens; and performs clerical support duties.

Responsibilities

Performs waived and moderately complex testing as defined by CLIA. Performs and reports testing according to established protocols, including evaluation of specimen acceptability. Handles problems appropriately and exhibits good judgment./

Operates, maintains, and repairs clinical laboratory equipment within the scope of training including routine preventive maintenance, reagent preparation, calibrations, and safety checks. Keeps appropriate persons informed of instrument problems.

Completes all mandatory competencies and training modules and regular review of departmental policies and procedures. Participates in continuing education opportunities.

Performs and records all quality control procedures. Evaluates the results of quality control and implements corrective action within scope of training. Recognizes instrument and equipment malfunctions. Keeps appropriate persons informed of problems and issues.

Obtains blood specimens by venipuncture or skin puncture within scope of training and demonstrated competency.

Competently accessions, triages and processes specimens in preparation for testing and transit. Appropriately centrifuges and aliquots samples.

Performs clerical support duties necessary to assure the efficient running of the laboratory section, including the processing of add-on requests and handling of phone requests.

Follows all safety policies and procedures.

Qualifications

High school diploma or GED required; current enrollment in an Associate or Bachelor Degree Clinical Laboratory Program required.