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.
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
High School Diploma/GED or Higher Education N/A
Number of Years Experience Type of Experience
2 As a Laboratory Technician I
License / Certification Requirements