Technician Assistant - Laboratory

Singing River Health System

Job Description

Under the supervision of the Specimen Control Coordinator, Section Supervisor, or Director, the Technician Assistant receives and distributes those specimens that are brought directly to the Specimen Control area or those that arrive via pneumatic tube. He/She performs routine urinalysis (with the exception of microscopy); prepares specimens for dispatch to reference laboratories; and performs Quality Control and preventive maintenance procedures designated for Specimen Control, with documentation of same; and assists in pre-analytical and post-analytical Laboratory processes.

High school graduate or equivalent required.



Experience in a laboratory setting preferred. Clerical and medical terminology experience preferred.

Physical Demands
Stands, turns, bends, stoops, lifts, climbs, and uses many physical motions in performing day-to-day activities. Must be able to stand for extended periods of time and do a great deal of walking without experiencing undue fatigue. May be exposed to communicable disease or radiation.

Work involves being able to perceive the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels, with or without correction. Must demonstrate the ability to communicate, speak, and enunciate to express/exchange ideas and detailed information in person and on the telephone. Work requires a minimum standard of visual acuity, with or without correction, with the ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus, i.e. shift gaze from viewing a computer monitor to forms that are closer to compare data at close vision.

Mental Demands
Must demonstrate keen mental faculties/assessment and decision making abilities. Must demonstrate superior communication/speaking/enunciation skills to receive and give information in person and by telephone. Must demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills. Must possess emotional stability conducive to dealing with high stress levels. Must demonstrate ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

Special Demands
Must possess superior customer service skills and professional etiquette. Must possess proficient knowledge and ability to use a computer (must be keyboard proficient) and other office technology (i.e., telephone, fax, etc.). Must have intermediate knowledge of MS
Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Must have a valid driver license as job requires traveling throughout the SRHS service area.

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