Lab Support Technician, Pathology

Job Description

Provides technical expertise supporting specimen collection, specimen processing and customer service functions in the laboratory. Provides training and competency assessment for laboratory support personnel and external customers.

Responsibilities

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.

The Lab Support Technician has expertise in supporting specimen collection, specimen processing and customer service functions in the laboratory. Provides training and competency assessment for laboratory support personnel and external customers.
    • Engages in population appropriate communication.
    • Has knowledge of growth and development milestones and tasks.
    • Gives clear instructions to patients/family regarding treatment.
    • Involves family/guardian in the assessment, initial treatment and continuing care of the patient.
    • Identifies any physical limitations of the patient and deploys intervention when necessary.
    • Recognizes and responds appropriately to patients/families with behavioral health problems.
    • Interprets population related data and plans care appropriately.
    • Identifies and responds appropriately to different needs resulting from, unique psychological needs or those associated with religious / cultural norms. Performs treatments, administers medication or operates equipment safely.
    • Recognizes and responds to signs/symptoms of abuse or neglect.
    • Performs duties required of a Lab Support Technician (LSTs)
    • Serves as a resource to associates, both internal and external to the lab, who order, collect and process laboratory specimens, including knowledge of applicable policies and procedures as well as hospital and laboratory information systems.
    • Develops and implements orientation, training, and competency protocols for LSTs. Ensures that all personnel are adequately trained and are competent to perform their assigned duties.
    • Interacts with Patient Care Services to coordinate consistent application of training and competency programs.
    • Coordinates all aspects of daily workflow for LSTs, including schedules and management of reports used for daily operations.
    • Develops and monitors quality assurance programs for the phlebotomy and processing areas of the laboratory areas.
    • Provides assistance to laboratory director by performing all other duties as assigned.

Follows all safety policies and procedures.

Education:

High school diploma or GED required; college science preferred.

Years of Experience:

Two years of laboratory experience preferred.

Required Skills and Knowledge:

Excellent written and verbal communication skills; good teaching, time management, organizational, and planning skills; excellent interpersonal skills; and leadership experience is required.

Qualifications

Bachelor Degree preferred | N/A | 3-5 years in database management preferred.