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CLINICAL TECHNICIAN I
Job Title: CLINICAL TECHNICIAN I
Job Code: 4030
Job Level: B2
Revised Date: 06/27/2005
Supervisory Responsibility: No
General Description of the Job Class
Perform a variety of the technical procedures involved in the procurement, processing and evaluation of patient specimens for use in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
Duties and Responsibilities of this Level
- Perform a variety of routine and specialized procedures.
- Pepare and initiate special tests and procedures including, but not limited to, cytogenetics, general laboratory, Point-of-Care Testing, urinalysis without microscope, phlebotomy, cyto preparatory, and specimen management.
- Communicate in a professional and courteous manner with patients, family and other medical personnel as necessary for problem recognition and initiation of the resolution and, if necessary, escalation to the next level. Obtain information for laboratory records, explain procedures, allay fears and elicit cooperation.
- Utilize standard equipment to maintain positive patient identification through the maintenance of all clinical laboratory records, register/accession patients/specimens and perform order entry as required.
- Perform various quality control, safety, and infection control procedures to maintain compliance with internal and external regulations.
- Receive and process specimens as required by respective laboratory area procedures and protocols.
- Participate in the distribution of specimens, supplies and reports to the appropriate laboratory staff; perform messenger/courier activities as required.
- Maintain inventory of supplies; stock supplies on carts and hand trays; wash glassware.
- Utilize various hospital information systems and software.
- Assist with maintenance of specimens and/or slides.
- Perform routine maintenance as required by laboratory procedures.
- Assist with word processing, miscellaneous office tasks and maintaining office records.
- Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Required Qualifications at this Level
High School diploma or GED. For assignment to phlebotomy, completion of a structured phlebotomy training course and clinical rotation recommended.
Alternatively, an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience. One year previous clinical lab experience preferred.
Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification
For assignment to Phlebotomy Services, certification as a Phlebotomist by a nationally recognized agency/board* is recommended. Certification of Basic Life Support preferred.
National Healthcare Association (NHA) --Clinical Laboratory Phlebotomy Examination (CLPlb), American Society of Clinical Pathologists ??? Phlebotomy Technician Examination [PBT(ASCP)], International Academy of Phlebotomy Sciences (IAPS), National Phlebotomy Association (NPA), American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians (ASPT).
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Basic phlebotomy and specimen processing techniques.
- Knowledge of medical terms preferred
- Basic computer skills.
- Effective communication skills.
- Effective professional communication skills to interact with patients/ customers.
Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
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