Laboratory Technician III

Job Requisition #: JR70465

End Date: 12/8/2023

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Laboratory

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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PRIMARY FUNCTION:

To perform pre-analytical preparation of laboratory specimens and limited waived analytical testing.  To receive, sort, and order tests on laboratory specimens. 

This position will work every other weekend, day shift.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs pre-analytical preparation of specimens including but not limited to centrifuging, aliquotting, refrigerating, and freezing of specimens, slide preparation, and loading of instruments with reagents, consumables, and quality control and patient samples.

  • Performs limited waived analytical testing including but not limited to routine urinalysis, and occult blood tests.

  • Performs Send Out functions for laboratory including preparing and packing specimens for transport to WH Hospital, and preparing/packaging specimens for shipment to Mayo Reference Laboratory. 

  • Receives, sorts, and centrifuges laboratory specimens verifying match of requisition and specimen.

  • Selects correct patient encounter, registers patient, orders laboratory work, prints identification labels, and affixes labels to specimens.

  • Delivers specimens and specimen coolers to laboratories.

  • Answers telephone calls from physicians, nurses, and lab personnel giving out laboratory results as needed.

  • Inventories and stocks supplies.

  • Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices.  Reports to the appropriate personnel, in a timely fashion, any unsafe activities, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.

  • Demonstrates skills and knowledge necessary to provide care appropriate to neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients, including knowledge of growth and development, the ability to obtain and interpret information to identify patient needs, and provide the care needed.

  • Performs other related duties as required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school graduate.

  • Two years applicable clinical (specimen processing, phlebotomy, laboratory) experience or equivalent college courses in the Healthcare field.

  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of pre-analytic methods of specimen management

Knowledge of clerical methods and techniques.

Knowledge of basic medical terminology.

Knowledge of office equipment and machines.

Knowledge of a keyboard (typing or computer).

Ability to utilize information to accurately identify patient and match specimen with request.

Ability to verbally communicate in a clear and understanding manner.

Ability to courteously and efficiently handle all telephone requests.

Ability to follow written and verbal procedures.

Ability to process specimens as directed.

About Christiana Care:

ChristianaCare, headquartered in Wilmington, DE employs over 13,000 caregivers with three acute care hospitals (1,336 beds), extensive network of primary care and outpatient specialty services, home health care, urgent care centers and free-standing emergency department. We have locations in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Our Christiana campus offers a Level I trauma center, Level III neonatal intensive care unit, comprehensive stroke center and regional centers of excellence in heart and vascular care, cancer care and women's health. ChristianaCare is ranked by Healthgrades as one of America's 50 Best Hospitals and continually ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek, and other national quality ratings. We're a nonprofit teaching health system with more than 260 residents and fellows.

EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

Why do WE offer careers full of possibilities?

For the Love of Health.

Inclusion & Diversity

At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.

Our Values

We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.

Benefits

ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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