Student Lab Technician, Core Lab

Job Description

Location: West Chester Hospital
Department: Core Lab
Hours: PRN
Shift: First Shift

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 Student Lab Technician 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.


  • The Student Lab Tech 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.


  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Current enrollment in an Associate or Bachelor Degree Clinical Laboratory Program required