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Pathology Technician - Lab Reference Send Out, FT 32 hrs/wk Days/Alternating Weekends (5365)

Children's Hospital & Medical Center - Omaha Omaha, NE

Job Description


GENERAL SUMMARY: Handles initial processing of incoming specimens for testing and culture. Performs quality control tests on functions and procedures of the Microbiology and Chemistry sections. Processes test results, patient charges and patient orders utilizing the LIS or manual methods. Files section reports. Performs other related duties as requested.


Essential Functions/Competencies

% of Time



1.       Answers telephone, transfer calls, takes messages and locates test results.


2.       Uses the HIS and LIS to receive specimens and look up results.


3.       Retrieves specimens from the pneumatic tube system and delivers to the appropriate section.


4.       Processes and retains patient specimens in the Chemistry department utilizing resources for proper specimen requirements and handling.


5.       Handles all specimens for research studies, stimulations, diabetic studies or other special projects by accurate labeling, processing, transportation arrangements and documentation.


6.       Prepares slides and innoculates media for Microbiology specimens in an accurate and timely manner.


7.       Processes specimens sent to referral laboratories including packaging, courier notification, billing documentation and result retrieval.


8.       Enters preliminary referral laboratory results into the LIS.


9.       Communicates with other departments or laboratory sections when specimen integrity is questioned.


10.    Assists in quality control activities or functions in Microbiology and Chemistry.


11.    Adheres to established safety practices.


12.    Maintains inventory of supplies. Requests supplies and stocks incoming inventory.


13.    Supports new staff in training as necessary.


Regular attendance at work is an essential function of the job.


Perform physical requirements as described in the Physical Requirements section



1.        Performs other duties as assigned




         Requires ability to read and write, follow oral and written directions, and communicate at a level normally acquired through attainment of a high school diploma or equivalent.


         High School Diploma or GED equivalent preferred or equivalent ability to read, write and follow oral and written directions.

         Previous laboratory or scientific college courses preferred. Job training usually accomplished in three to six months.

Job Details

Date Posted August 11, 2017
Date Closes November 9, 2017
Requisition 929902-13365
Address 8200 Dodge Street
Located In Omaha, NE
Work At Hospital
Department Lab Reference Send Out
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Hourly Wage, Based on Experience
Alternating weekends and holidays
Hours 32 hours per week
Start Date 2017-08-08
Positions Available 1
SOC Category 29-2012.00 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
Zipcode 68114

This job offers the following benefits

  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Business Travel Accident Insurance
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Group Homeowners and Auto
  • Group Legal
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Maternity / Paternity / Family Leave
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Cafeteria / Food
  • Continuing Education Program
  • Credit Union
  • Discounts on Employer Merchandise & Services
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Financial Planning
  • Free Parking
  • Health Fair
  • Nursing Facilities
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Wellness Program
  • Workout Facilities
  • Achievement Awards
  • Bonus Plan
  • Merit Increases

This job requires the following skills

  • Computer Usage
  • Excellent Communications
  • Excellent Logic and Reasoning
  • Excellent Team Member
  • Positive Attitude
  • Problem Resolution
  • Medical Laboratory
  • Pathology

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  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
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