Reference Laboratory Technician | Full Time | Day Shift

Job Requisition #: JR59188

End Date: 4/1/2022

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Laboratory

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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ChristianaCare is recruiting for a Reference Laboratory Technician to work day shift. Hours are 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Weekends and holidays as require

As the Reference Laboratory Technician, you will properly process all specimens that are sent to a reference laboratory, ensure all reference lab testing is completed in a timely fashion, and input the results in the laboratory computer system. 


  • Process all incoming laboratory specimens which are not tested in-house, verify proper collection requirements and preservation of specimen integrity
  • Determine appropriate reference laboratory
  • Screen all results for appropriateness.  Ensure that all results are reviewed by physician section head or his designee and then enter all send out results into LIS.
  • Act as reference for physicians/nurses/phlebotomists for collection requirements and other questions relating to send out laboratory testing
  • Maintain accurate records of all specimens sent out to include: date and time sent, doctor and patient's names, type of specimen, reference laboratory's name, and laboratory reference number
  • Ensure that technical staff are updated to changes in send out procedures in order to handle evening, night and weekend STAT send out requests
  • Serve as laboratory liaison meeting with research coordinators to define lab role in research studies/protocols.  Verify any issues with with appropriate contacts.  Write associated procedures and notifies affected lab personnel.  Keeps separate log of all studies and track patients, ensuring all samples are handled as prescribed.  Serve as “point person” for any lab questions from the research group or lab staff, throughout the study.
  • Print out reports from appropriate reference labs and maintain files of reference reports.
  • Manually bills patients for send out tests not in the LIS and for all Federal Express charges.  Ensure charges are billed in a timely fashion so as to avoid late charges
  • Prepare, package, and mails specimens
  • Verify invoices from reference laboratories, identifying billing errors such as duplicate bills and erroneous charges
  • Maintain area, equipment, supplies and printers for all reference laboratories


  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Two years of applicable clinical experience or equivalent college courses in the health care field required
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted
  • Knowledge of clerical methods, techniques, and office equipment.
  • Knowledge of universal precautions and infection control techniques
  • Knowledge of basic medical terminology.
  • Ability to utilize information to accurately identify patient and match specimen with request.
  • Ability to screen appropriateness of reference laboratory results and refer to physician director if questionable
  • Ability to maintain patient confidentiality
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple work assignments

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.

UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

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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.

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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.


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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