Lab Support Technician, Core Lab, First Shift

Job Description

Lab Support Technician, First Shift, Core Lab Department

UC Health is hiring a full-time Lab Support Technician for the core lab department for first shift at Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care.

The Lab Support Technician collects specimens, performs pre- and post-analytic processing of specimens, accessions, labels and distributes specimens, performs clerical and miscellaneous duties, and assists the technical staff.

About Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care

Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care is the regions premier provider of post-acute and transitional care services, offering a complete range of inpatient and outpatient services including medically complex care, skilled nursing, assisted living, wellness services and research. Daniel Drake Center helps patients recover from catastrophic injury and illness including multi-system organ failure, complex wound care, traumatic brain injury, stroke and spinal cord injury.

Daniel Drake is the only hospital-based skilled nursing facility in the Cincinnati region. Patients at Daniel Drake Center have access to many hospital-based services including 24/7 on-site physician coverage, pharmacy, diagnostic imaging, wound care and specialty physician consulting services. The availability of these on-site services allows for quick response to the complex and evolving care needs for our patients.


Job Responsibilities
  • Receives orders; reviews patient demographics, including insurance information using information in LastWord, Centricity or information provided by patient.
  • Completes registration and order entry into Horizon ordering tests per established protocols.
  • For Medicare patients, performs ABN check; if needed, presents that ABN to the patient with explanations as to their options; assists patient to complete as needed.
  • Answers the phone promptly in a courteous manner, identifying oneself to the caller.
  • Uses proper pronunciation of medical terms.
  • Completes all required department logs and documentation.
  • Reviews Lab requisitions for completeness of information (ABN, ICD9, patient demographics).
  • Resolves any problems identified in the appropriate manner.
  • Handles phone requests with a minimum of call transfers.
  • Performs filing
  • Participates in the orientation of new hires in Outreach Laboratory Service.
  • Prepares service center for daily activity: opens center in morning and secures at end of day; sets up draw sites; cleans and prepares for next day/shift; completes all paperwork, documentation.
  • Facilitates the billing process by assuring all required information, forms have been completed.
  • Coordinates workflow ensuring specimens, paperwork and documentation (medical record and billing) are handled in a timely manner.
  • Consistently demonstrates excellent customer service in working with both patients and clients.
  • Handles problems in a timely, appropriate manner resolving patient and/or client issues.
  • If unable to resolve, contacts appropriate resource for assistance.
  • Is able to troubleshoot problems.
  • Develops and maintains physician/office profiles, preferences, including updating contact information.
  • Initiates profiles for new physicians/offices.
  • Investigates, clarifies ambiguous test orders with ordering physician or main lab
  • Performs venipunctures
  • Other types of specimen collection as needed
  • Performs POC testing as needed
  • Follows established collection and patient identifier protocols
  • Policies and procedures are reviewed in a timely manner.
  • Mandatory continuing education modules are completed within the established time frame without individual reminders.
  • Technical competencies are completed within the established time frame without individual reminders.
  • Follows safety policies and procedures in all phases of specimen collection, transportation and processing.
  • Accounts for all work; completes logs as applicable to assure sample integrity and minimize lost samples.


Education and Experience Requirements:
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Completion of formal phlebotomy training preferred.
  • Phlebotomy experience preferred.
  • Keyboarding skills preferred.
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently perform job duties in a fast-paced environment.

Join our team as a Lab Support Technician in our core lab department and work alongside the best and brightest clinical teams collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

Join our team to BE UC Health. Be Extraordinary. Be Supported. Be Hope. Apply Today!

About UC Health

UC Health is an integrated academic health system serving Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. In partnership with the University of Cincinnati, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with research and teaching-a combination that provides patients with options for even the most complex situations. Members of UC Health include: UC Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Bridgeway Pointe Assisted Living, University of Cincinnati Physicians and UC Health Ambulatory Services (with more than 900 board-certified clinicians and surgeons), Lindner Center of HOPE and several specialized institutes including: UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute and the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center. Many UC Health locations have received national recognition for outstanding quality and patient satisfaction. Learn more at

At UC Health, we're proud to have the best and brightest teams and clinicians collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

As the region's adult academic health system, we strive for innovation and provide world-class care for not only our community, but patients from all over the world. Join our team and you'll be able to develop your skills, grow your career, build relationships with your peers and patients, and help us be a source of hope for our friends and neighbors.

UC Health is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of employment.