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Specimen Control and Receiving Technician, Clinical Labs - University Hospital (9509)

Company: UW Health Partners
Location: Madison
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Join the #1 hospital in Wisconsin!

We are seeking a Specimen Control and Receiving Technician to:

  • Receive specimens and research kits into the laboratory, check for correct labeling, enter tests into Laboratory Information System, process specimens, and load them onto instruments or direct to appropriate work station, technologist, or storage area.
  • Be responsible for daily checklist duties which may include basic instrument maintenance (temperatures, monitoring reagents) and clerical duties (filing, mailing, faxing).
  • Interact daily with pathologists, physicians, technologists, clinical staff, nursing unit personnel, and patients.

Education:

Minimum - High School Diploma or equivalent.

Preferred - Some post-secondary education in a healthcare or a related science field that may include course work in Medical Laboratory Technician, Cytotechnologist, Histotechnician or Medical Laboratory Scientist degree/certification.

Work Experience:

Minimum - Six (6) months experience in lab, healthcare, customer service or data entry role.

Preferred - One (1) year healthcare or related work experience.

Licenses and Certifications:

Preferred - Medical Laboratory Assistant (MLA) certification (American Society for Clinical Pathology) or equivalent.

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • High level communication skills and the ability to maintain good interpersonal relationships with co-workers and clients.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work.
  • Competence in problem identification and resolution.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Knowledge of laboratory medicine and universal precautions preferred.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology preferred

Physical Requirements:

Light: Ability to lift up to 20 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 pounds.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

UW Health is committed to being a diverse, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Our integrity shines through in patient care interactions and our daily work practices as we work to embrace the knowledge, unique perspectives and qualities each employee and faculty member brings to work each day. Applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals, women, and LGBTQ+ and non-binary identities are strongly encouraged. EOE, including disability/vets.

Work Schedule:

This is a full-time, 40 hours per week position scheduled to work days shifts Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Rotating weekends and rotating holidays are required. Hours may vary based on the needs of the department.

University Hospital in Madison is a Magnet-designated facility that's ranked Wisconsin's #1 hospital and considered one of the nation's leading hospitals, teaching institutions and referral centers.

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Keywords: UW Health Partners, Madison , Specimen Control and Receiving Technician, Clinical Labs - University Hospital (9509), Other , Madison, Wisconsin

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