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LAB – Micro Tech Assistant – 40 hrs/wk, 2nd shift

PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION The primary purpose of this position is to follow departmental standard operating procedures...

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Findlay, Ohio

Hancock County


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The primary purpose of this position is to follow departmental standard operating procedures and routines for specimen handling, including but not limited to: receiving, registering, accessioning, processing, staining, plating, and labeling of clinical laboratory specimens. This will include processing of shared cytology & pathology specimens with microbiology, care of all department instruments and analyzers, related housekeeping duties, maintenance of instrument logs, logging specimens into computer, receiving stock, performing QC on culture media, as well as maintaining a clean and safe environment. Interacting with customers both internally and externally and being a productive TEAM member of the laboratory team and will work closely with the microbiology technologists and other members of the clinical and anatomical pathology laboratory staff. The associate may be responsible, at the direction of the microbiology department coordinator and microbiology technologists’ to prepare specimens for culture and assist as needed. The associate will set up equipment, prepare solutions, and prepare supplies to be distributed to physician offices. The associate must perform accurate and complete registration of all specimens delivered to the microbiology department, ensuring all specimens are ordered correctly in the LIS. Performs the day-to-day microbiology duties in accordance with current federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations and as may be directed by the Laboratory Director, Laboratory Manager, Department Coordinator, or microbiology technologists. The Micro Tech-Assistant duties include culture of biologic specimens, prep of specimen for testing, staining of slides, and other processing under supervision of the Micro technologists. The associate will be responsible for clerk tasks concerning patient orders and resolution of problems, inventory duties including receiving of stock, department set-up duties including temperature checks and blood culture management, and data management of QC, QA, and instrument maintenance. The assistant will also be required to make up reagents and sub-culturing of biological organisms.

Job Duties/Responsibilities

* Duty 1: Practices effective communication skills, i.e. listening, phone skills, etc. and maintains a respectful and courteous attitude at all times. Communication reflects the organizations culture of Service Excellence. Makes suggestions in a positive, tactful manner. Maintains clean, neat, professional appearance, i.e. wears ID badge, slip resistant shoes, and complies with department dress code.
* Duty 2: Properly processes incoming specimen requisitions, maintaining accuracy of all demographic information for registration and submission process in the LIS system. Uses two patient identifiers at all times to ensure identification accuracy. Checks all corresponding specimens for accuracy and completeness of information checking and correcting of orders, investigate specimen problems, receive specimens in the LIS, evaluate the quality and appropriateness of specimens received..
* Duty 3: Accurately prepares working reagents and stains to ensure good quality of slides or culture media. Maintains good quality control and instrument maintenance records at all times. Keeps accurate inventory of supplies and reagents and assists in ordering as directed by the microbiology department coordinator. Distributes supplies to all necessary locations within the laboratory. Maintains proper filing system for patient requisitions, log sheets, and other documentation.
* Duty 4: Technical tasks: Culture of biologic specimens, prep of specimens for testing, staining of slides, and other processing under the supervision of the technologists. Limited testing with supervision and may r 


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