Lab Support Technician

  • Wellforce
  • One Hospital Drive Lowell Massachusetts 01852 United States
  • Posted: Feb 17, 2019
Part-time Allied Health

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY:


The Lab Support Technician performs venipuncture and other specimen collections, order entry, processing, and/or reporting. 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
 

  • Accurately identifies patients and patient samples per policy.
  • Ensures accurate ordering of tests in Laboratory Information System, and clarifies confusing or incomplete orders.
  • Reviews workload to maintain a reasonable wait time of less than 20 minutes for the completion of most laboratory services.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in the collection of blood and other samples.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in performing EKG recordings.
  • Performs waived laboratory testing, including capillary glucose and hemoglobin.
  • Ensures specimen appropriateness and maintains specimen integrity through the specimen processing process.
  • Accurately reports test results, including timely communication of stat and critical results, with appropriate documentation in the LIS call queue.
  • Accurately distributes patient reports via faxing and/or prepares reports for mailing or courier delivery.
  • Assists with inventory management by documenting received and open dates on supplies as required by policy, and promptly notifying supervisor of low inventory.
  • Prepares biological samples, including centrifugation, storage, and packaging for transport to laboratory in accordance with safety policies.
  • Demonstrates proficient use of the Laboratory Information System.
  • Participates in training of new staff members.
High School Diploma or GED required.