Central Laboratory Receiving Technician

University Of California Davis , CA 95616

Posted 7 months ago

Under general supervision of the Laboratory Manager, provide support to the Diagnostic Clinical Laboratories and act as a central point of delivery and shipment of samples. Specimens will be accessioned, processed and sent to the appropriate laboratory for further processing or sent out to reference laboratories.

Physical Demands:

  • Maneuver/lift equipment and materials weighing up to 50 pounds.

  • May require standing for extended periods of time.

  • May be required to wear protective clothing for extended periods of time.

Work Environment:

  • Specific hazards of the position are listed in the VMTH Safety Training document and are reviewed with the incumbent annually.

  • Work under Medical Surveillance procedures and review in accordance with Federal and State Laws and Regulations and University Policy.

  • May require working with or around areas with hazardous materials, and/or infectious diseases.

  • Occasional overtime, work variable hours/days on short notice, weekends and/or holidays. Availability to work 8 to 10 hour shifts.

  • Work in other related areas on an as needed basis.

  • Work in a busy hospital laboratory and teaching environment.

  • Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

Background Check Required:

This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a diagnostic laboratory setting as a hospital lab assistant or hospital lab technician.

  • Oral and written communication and interpersonal skills and diplomacy to interact with a diverse group of people: faculty, clients, residents, researchers, students, and staff regarding samples.

  • Knowledge of hematological tests on animal blood and body fluids.

  • Knowledge of principles, procedures, and theories of clinical chemistry and hematology tests.

  • Experience with different anticoagulants used for collecting diagnostic specimens.

  • Experience with sterile technique to prepare uncontaminated solutions and specimens for microbiological analysis.

  • Skills to work independently, while also being able to function as part of a team.

  • Skills to preparing cover-slip specimens.

  • Skills to use pipettes for sample processing.

  • Knowledge to follow existing laboratory protocols and to modify existing procedures where necessary to meet changing laboratory needs.

  • Knowledge of laboratory quality control and quality assurance.

  • Knowledge to utilizing a biosafety hood and aseptic techniques.

  • Basic computer skills.

  • Record keeping skills.

  • Skills to be flexible and handle several tasks simultaneously. Skills to organize and prioritize workload.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with UC data systems such as, but not limited to, Veterinary Information Portal and Educational Resources (VIPER), Veterinary Medical & Administrative Computer System (VMACS), Infoshare and Laboratory Information System (LIS).

  • Experience with the structure and function of the VMTH Diagnostic Clinical Laboratories.

  • Experience with UCD, UCOP and the VMTH staff policy and procedures.

  • Ability to learn sample requirements for the laboratory.

  • Experience entering and recording data in compliance with Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) guidelines.

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Central Laboratory Receiving Technician

University Of California