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Lab Support Technician II

Lab Support Technician II

Requisition ID 
2017-40806
Category 
Hidden (2140)
Position Type 
Regular Full-Time
Sub Category 
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Department 
REP UAMS - SC Lab Services
Posted Date 
2/7/2018
Post End Date 
3/2/2018

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Overview

The Lab Support Technician II supports all sections of the Clinical Laboratory through proper phlebotomy techniques, specimen accessioning and processing, and related activities. The Lab Support Technician II will perform phlebotomy duties and lab duties as required, maintain inventory of clinic supplies, perform laboratory testing as trained and authorized.

UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

  • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
  • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
  • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
  • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
  • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
  • Merchant Discounts
  • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

Salary offered commensurate to experience

Responsibilities

  • Collection, handling and disbursement of blood specimens from patients;
  • Assists Medical Technologists in conducting clinical laboratory tests;
  • Prepares supplies and maintains inventory of equipment used in clinical laboratory tests;
  • Follows lab procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analysis and reporting/maintaining test results;
  • Follows the lab’s QC and QA programs, documenting all QC activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance performed;
  • Performs all waived and those moderate complexity tests authorized by the Laboratory Director;
  • Performs (and maintains records of ) proficiency test samples in the same manner as patient samples;
  • Follows the lab’s established policies and procedures when test systems are not within the laboratory’s specifications;
  • Assists with collection of specimens for Corporate Accounts;
  • Participates in outside phlebotomy collections at area nursing homes, home visits, and National Center for Toxological Research;
  • Gives practice instructions on equipment to new employees, nurses, residents and physicians;
  • Ability to fill in as needed in satellite clinics;
  • Performs miscellaneous and other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

High School, GED, or formal educational equivalent and one (1) year of phlebotomy specialized training required.  Must have experience making independent, daily decisions on accuracy, assembly, and proper functioning of machines/equipment as well as ordering machine supplies based on patient demand.  Must have experience evaluating patients' physical ability to undergo testing.

Desired or Preferred Qualifications:  Certification in phlebotomy

Physical Requirements

Stand: Occasionally
Sit: Frequently
Walk: Frequently
Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Occasionally
Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 11 - 25 lbs
Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Frequently
Talk: Frequently
Hear: Continuously
Taste or smell: Occasionally
Read, concentrate, think analytically: Frequently
Physical Environment: Inside Laboratory Environment, Inside Medical Facility Environment
Noise Level: Moderate
Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
Hazards: Biological, Chemical, Fumes/Gases/Odors, Radiation