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Genesis Health System Lab Technician in Bettendorf, Iowa

Position Title: Lab Technician

Department: GHG-Dav HealthPlex Lab

Purpose: Proficient in the procurement of blood samples via venous and capillary techniques, from patients ranging in age from infant to geriatric. Utilizes use of the Laboratory Information System for activating, ordering, and resulting laboratory orders from providers and to result laboratory tests. Educates patients in the proper collection of specimens such as urine, stool and sputum. Reviews orders from providers, maintaining accuracy in ordering tests; occasionally must call providers' offices to obtain orders. Processes specimens in the appropriate way, including looking up specimen requirements, centrifuging and separating as necessary, and storing at the appropriate temperature to maintain sample integrity and testing acceptability. Readies specimens for transfer to reference laboratories, including completing the required paperwork for transfer and ensuring STAT specimens are processed and transported in a timely manner, including calling a STAT courier and completing the necessary paperwork for the transfer. Performs both waived and moderately complex CLIA testing in hematology, urinalysis, and serologiy areas under the guidance and supervision of an MLT or MT. Keeps accurate records, such as temperature monitoring, quality control for all laboratory testing and daily, weekly and monthly maintenance. Works together as a team in a fast paced environment to care for our patients while demonstrating Genesis Health System's standards of behavior.

Report To: Manager

Supervisory Responsibility: No Supervision: The job does not require the provision of guidance or supervision to others. There is no formal responsibility for directing others.

Materials Responsibility: Limited: Work requires limited responsibility for material resources. Examples of resources could include supplies, equipment, inventories, small budgets, and other similar material assets. The employee has a limited amount of control over these resources. The cost of errors is also limited in terms of damage, waste or financial loss. Problems associated with material resources are not complex. The volume of resources may vary, but the level of difficulty in dealing with these resources is uncomplicated.

Key Relationship: Co-workers/Health System Employees, Outside Agencies/Other Health Care Providers, Physicians/Medical Office Staff, Patients, Families, and Significant Others, Vendors/Clients, Auditors/Review Agencies


Education: High school plus additional course work up to 1 year

Field Of Study: Health Care Studies

Special Training: Basic Life Support

Training Preferred: Medical Assistant, Certified Phlebotomist, or other healthcare studies


Experience: Less than 1 year experience required.

Interpersonal Skills: Interaction is with a variety of people inside or outside the organization. Communications are of moderate difficulty and sensitivity. Contact with others may involve detailed & lengthy dialogues & exchanges of information. Requires a moderate amount of interpersonal skills. Interactions involve dealing with moderately complicated problem situations or stressful encounters.

Working Conditions: There is exposure to moderately adverse and undesirable environmental conditions. There are some health and safety risks. Position may require safety equipment and precautions. The amount of time the employee may experience these moderate conditions is limited to 70% or less of the work day.

Possible Exposure to Blood Borne Pathogens: Yes