Specimen Technician
Iconma, L.L.C.
 Wallingford, CT

Specimen Technician

Location: Wallingford, CT

Duration: 6 Months

Description:

  • The SPT I is responsible for general support functions within the Specimen Processing Department. This position requires a data entry background. Functions performed may include but are not limited to A-station, presort, pickup and delivery of processed specimens to the laboratory, imaging/microfilming, centrifugation and aliquoting. All functions must be performed with confidence, accuracy and in a timely manner. Job is complex and requires that employee have good organization skills and is able to learn and understand specimen types related to test(s) ordered by client. The SPT I must have to the ability learn and understand the compliance regulations related to test ordering which may change on a daily basis. This position is critical to quality for customer satisfaction. Additionally, since many changes do occur from day to day, great flexibility on the part of the SPT I is required. The SPT I will be exposed to many different demands made by the customer. Majority of SPT I work, on the night shift, but based on staffing needs weekends, holidays, on call and overtime is a requirement. Department is a production environment, with emphasis on productivity/quality standards and departmental completion times.

Job Accountability

  • Responsible for all responsibilities of the Specimen Preparation Assistant.
  • Demonstrates an ability to learn the job duties assigned to the SPT I, and develops an understanding of how all the functions in Specimen Processing fit together.
  • Identifies problems with specimen types, missing information etc. and assigns the appropriate TIQ, and in some cases resolves them.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the compliance policies related to test ordering, which requires developing ability to research test ordering information on translation tables, computer system, and the directory of services.
  • Meets standards for production and accuracy within 6 months.
  • Understands the complex relationship between test(s) ordered and specimen received.
  • Completes all required written documentation, legibly and within the assigned timeframe
  • Reports to work on time, and follows attendance guidelines.
  • Learns additional functions within Specimen Processing to allow timely progression to the next level.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Job Requirements/Environment

  • Handles multiple tasks simultaneously and works in a production environment.
  • Communicates effectively with all levels of staff.
  • Maintains composure while working under pressure.
  • Reflects good judgment at all times when determining what action to take when resolving problems.
  • Adheres to client core values, safety and compliance policies and procedures.
  • Works in a biohazard environment, practicing good safety habits.
  • Keeps work area neat and clean.
  • Able to sit or stand for long periods.
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills that foster a positive environment.
  • Demonstrates flexibility and ability to adapt to change.

Incumbent should possess the knowledge, skills and experience usually obtained by:

  • High School or equivalent
  • Medical background preferred which includes medical terminology applicable to a clinical laboratory.
  • Previous experience in a production environment preferred.
  • Position requires data background with abilities to enter 6000 keystrokes/hour

As an equal opportunity employer, ICONMA prides itself on creating an employment

environment that supports and encourages the abilities of all persons regardless of

race, color, gender, age,sexual orientation, citizenship, or disability.