Specimen Management Technician
Job ID: R0030064 | Medical Laboratories | Full Time, Evening Shift | Charlottesville, VA
Responsible for receiving and processing requests and specimens for laboratory analysis, entering requests into laboratory computer system, transporting specimens and using problem-solving skills.
  • Enters written and receives electronic orders for laboratory requests into laboratory computer system.
  • Ensures all specimens received meet specimen acceptance criteria.
  • Operates pneumatic tube system (PTS).
  • Investigates, documents and resolves problems or complaints.
  • Processes laboratory specimens.
  • Serves as trainer and role model for new Specimen Management Technicians and healthcare professional students.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of quality safety and compliance programs.
  • Performs area-specific support activities.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Position Compensation Range: $14.20 - $22.01 Hourly

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
  • Education: High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Experience: No experience required.
  • Licensure: None required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Job requires sitting, standing for prolonged periods, frequently walking and reaching (overhead, extensive, repetitive). Repetitive motion: computer data entry. Proficient communicative, auditory and visual skills. Attention to detail and ability to write legibly. Ability to lift/push/pull 20-50 lbs. May be exposed to fumes, chemicals, heat, cold, noise, blood/body fluids and infectious disease.

 


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Due to the scope of President Biden's Executive Order 14042 issued in early September, all University employees, including remote employees, must receive their final vaccination dose by January 4, 2022, unless they have a University-approved religious or medical exemption. The University has updated policy SEC-045 to reflect these new requirements.

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Charlottesville, VA
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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