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Clinical Laboratory Technician

Company: Medstar Research Institute
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary Collects, processes, and may draw laboratory specimens. Performs simple routine duties specific to assigned section. Minimum Qualifications Education/Training High school graduation or equivalent. # Experience 1 year clinical laboratory experience preferred; specimen processing experience preferred but not required. # License/Certification/Registration No special certification, registration or license required. # Knowledge, Skills # Abilities Data entry and computer skills. Verbal and written communication skills. Primary Duties and Responsibilities Answers PEVCO tube system, receives specimens into the LIS, and delivers the specimens to the correct testing area in a timely fashion. Assists with care and maintenance of department equipment (centrifuge, label printers, # laser printer). Orders laboratory supplies and maintains supply inventories as directed. Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations. Maintains a clean, orderly work environment with regard to safety and biohazardous conditions. Reports unsafe or hazardous conditions. Monitors and retrieves messages from the Add-on line (voice mail) every two hours, and maintains the log of add-on information for verification. Participates in meetings, on committees and represents the department and hospital in community outreach efforts. Performs other duties as assigned. Performs send out testing to reference laboratories and shared testing to other MedStar hospitals. Monitors pending log and mails reports as needed. Receives, accurately accesses, and delivers specimens according to established priorities, conforming to the procedures and within the given turnaround time. Reviews requisitions from Calvert Outreach ensuring that correct tubes were drawn and all requested tests were ordered. Screens visitors and telephone calls, takes messages, provides lab results and/or information, and refers calls as necessary. Spins blood every morning. Files serum in a well-organized manner, according to the last digit of the sample number. Discards old specimens daily. (Serums retained for seven days.)

Keywords: Medstar Research Institute, Baltimore , Clinical Laboratory Technician, Other , Baltimore, Maryland

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