Laboratory Tech II - Microbiology FT Eves

Laboratory 75002 - Laboratory Microbiology Full-Time Evenings 8 Hour 1430


Description

Under general direction of licensed personnel, the Laboratory Technician II works cooperatively with all team members to perform tasks related to pre-analytical functions of laboratory testing and other tasks required to maintain the lab section.

Core Competencies

  • Organizes and monitors daily workflow for the team.
  • Accessions all specimens received and verifies that all specimens are properly identified and labeled according to departmental procedure and timeframes.
  • Labels, separates and otherwise prepares specimens.
  • Practices sterile and aseptic technique and prevents cross contamination.
  • Processes specimens for the preanalytical phase of testing for Molecular Microbiology.
  • Grinds tissues and processes for plating.
  • Disposes of samples according to department specimen retention policy.
  • Labels incoming reagents with received/expiration date and stores appropriately.
  • Records temperatures according to procedure as directed.
  • Answers telephone calls in a timely manner; routes calls, ascertains needs, and takes accurate messages as is appropriate.
  • Assists with the training of new department staff members in accordance with the departmental training process, including documentation process.
  • Demonstrates an active problem solving attitude & positive approach to all aspects of job

  • Uses the appropriate hand off communication techniques (SBAR) when appropriate.
  • Maintains safe work area by observing all safety procedures and reporting any unsafe conditions or practices to the appropriate personnel.
  • Participates in hospital performance improvement activities (kaizens, lean initiatives) when appropriate.

Department Specific Competencies

Education

DegreeProgram
High School Diploma/GED or Higher EducationN/A
Additional Information

Experience

Number of Years ExperienceType of Experience
2As a Laboratory Technician I
Additional Information
N/A

License / Certification Requirements