Under the direct supervision of the appropriate supervisor, performs a variety of general support and some technical duties in specimen procurement, clerical office, central processing, other assigned areas, and/or a technical section. Functions in on- and/or off-site service areas.
May be required to accept on-call responsibilities. May perform occasional in-charge duties in the absence of immediate supervisor. May prepare cytology slides and pathology specimens.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1 Performs a variety of duties at progressively greater skill levels under varying degrees of supervision; records results. May operate a variety of laboratory instruments.
2 Performs quality control and instrument check procedures and maintains related records.
3 Trains other employees in day to day procedures.
4 May receive specimens into the laboratory, process specimens, deliver specimens to on- and off-site locations, store specimens for future analysis and dispose of specimens.
5 May receive and transport supplies, equipment, reports and specimens between the laboratory and other health care locations. May prepare/distill chemical solutions.
6 May collect specimens as directed using appropriate or specified equipment for collecting and handling specimens.
7 Enters or retrieves data from established computer files.
8 Provides complete and accurate instructions to patients and other customers of the laboratory.
9 May assist with autopsies and other duties as directed by the Coroner and/or pathologist.
10 May review physician orders for supporting documentation.
11 Resolves billing problems and/or receives insurance updates.
Note: Other combinations of formal education, training and experience may be considered.
Minimum Education High School or G.E.D.
Minimum Experience 6 - 12 months
Req Cert/Registration Phlebotomy certification if applicable
Pref Course(s)/Training Medical terminology; Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) and Phlebotomy Program if applicable
Heavy physical effort (lift/carry 26 to 50 lbs)
Frequent prolonged standing/walking
Occasionally lifts, positions, pushes and/or transfers patients
Manual dexterity and mobility
Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching
Exposed to infection from disease-bearing specimens
Exposed to hazards of handling diseased organs and tissues
Subject to electrical and radiant energy hazards
Exposed to odorous chemicals/specimens
Exposed to housekeeping/cleaning agents/chemicals
May be exposed to toxic chemicals
Subject to hazards of flammable, explosive gases
Subject to cuts from microtome knives
Contact with patients under wide variety of circumstances
Handles emergency or crisis situations
Exposed to hazards of steam and heat
May make home visits
Exposed to the risk of bloodborne diseases
Other Good communications and computer skills
Other Must possess a valid driver's license in the current state of residence. Driving record must meet requirements established by WellSpan Risk Management.
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