Student Lab Technician, Core Lab, First Shift

Job Description

Student Lab Technician, First Shift, Core Lab Department

UC Health is hiring a PRN Student Lab Technician for the core lab department for first shift at West Chester Hospital.

The Student Lab Technician performs waived and moderately complex lab testing, technical support duties, pre-analytical processing of specimens, accessions, labels and distributes specimens, and performs clerical support duties.

About West Chester Hospital

West Chester Hospital provides its patients with access to the region's largest group of specialized physicians and medical providers. With a reputation for providing outstanding patient experiences and quality medical care, the hospital consistently ranks amongst the top 5% in the nation.

West Chester Hospital provides a Level III Trauma Center that delivers superior emergency and critical care, and a certified Primary Stroke Center that provides access to the subspecialty care at the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute. West Chester Hospital has also achieved Magnet Recognition for excellence in nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center® (ANCC), and the hospital is routinely ranked among the best places to work in Ohio and Greater Cincinnati.


Job Responsibilities
  • 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 waived and moderately complex testing as defined by CLIA.
  • Performs and reports testing according to established protocols, including evaluation of specimen acceptability.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Education and Experience Requirements:
  • Required: High school diploma or GED
  • Required: Current enrollment in an Associate or Bachelor Degree Clinical Laboratory Program

Join our team as a Student Lab 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.

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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.