This position assists technical laboratory staff with set up and preparation for testing in assigned areas of the laboratory. This may include, but is not limited to, testing on specified analyzers, releasing results, specific tasks related to send out tests, dilutions, culture set ups, staining slides, and maintaining supply inventory.
Assists technical staff with performance of testing on various analyzers, utilizing knowledge of specimen collection and rejection policies, as well as general knowledge of instrumentation methodology. Runs two levels of controls for tests, as needed. Performs basic troubleshooting and communicates technical concerns to technical staff. Communicates critical or abnormal results to patient units and physician offices and documents per defined policy. Investigates and separates specimens for reference laboratory testing.
Performs ordering and set-up of specimens for culturing. Performs basic staining of slides, loading/unloading of blood culture instrument, processing of positive results, inoculation of vials for procedures, and various EIA procedures.
Ensures appropriate preparation of laboratory or blood donor samples, including send out specimens. Verifies patient demographics, payor information and diagnostic test information.
Releases patient results and reports according to department protocols, and completes required documentation, which may include chain of custody.
High school diploma or equivalent required per state regulations. Associate degree in a science related field, or equivalent related experience in a science related field.
May be required to possess a valid drivers license and be eligible for coverage under the company auto insurance policy.
Must be able to communicate effectively in both oral and written formats.
Bachelors degree in a science related field.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
You want to change the health care industry – one life at a time. You belong here. You’re excited to be part of the dramatic changes happening in the health care field. In fact, you thrive on change. But you also understand that excellent, compassionate patient care is the true measure of the success of these changes. You belong at Banner Health. Our award-winning, comprehensive health system includes 23 hospitals in seven western states, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, a network of physician practices and much more. Throughout our system, skilled, compassionate professionals use the latest technology to change the way care is provided. If you’re looking to be a key contributor to a forward-looking organization, you’ll experience a wide variety of professional advantages: •Our vision for changing the future of health care gives you the opportunity to leverage your abilities to achieve something historic. •Our expansive system offers you an unmatched variety of clinical settings – from large urban trauma center to small rural hospital, ambulatory to home health. Our system also includes hospitals specializing in cancer, heart health and pediatrics. •Our many loc...ations also translate into a broad selection of exciting and rewarding lifestyle options – from the big city to the wide-open spaces. •Our commitment to healthcare innovation means you always have the latest technologies at your fingertips to help you provide the finest care possible. •The size, success and growth of our system provide you with the stability and options to pursue your desired career path. •Our competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits offer you options to complement your unique needs.