Specimen Control and Receiving Technician, Clinical Labs Support Services - University Hospital (4259)

UW Health Partners, Madison Wisconsin

Join the #1 hospital in Wisconsin!We are seeking a Specimen Control and Receiving Technician to:* Receive specimens and research kits into the laboratory, check for correct labeling, enter tests into Laboratory Information System, process specimens, and load them onto instruments or direct to appropriate work station, technologist, or storage area.* Be responsible for daily checklist duties which may include basic instrument maintenance (temperatures, monitoring reagents) and clerical duties (filing, mailing, faxing).* Interact daily with pathologists, physicians, technologists, clinical staff, nursing unit personnel and patients.Education:Minimum - High School Diploma or equivalent.Preferred - Some post-secondary education in a healthcare or a related science field that may include course work in Medical Laboratory Technician, Cytotechnologist, Histotechnician or Medical Laboratory Scientist degree/certification.Work Experience:Minimum - Six (6) months experience in lab, healthcare, customer service or data entry role.Preferred - One (1) year healthcare or related work experience.Licenses and Certifications:Preferred - Medical Laboratory Assistant (MLA) certification (American Society for Clinical Pathology) or equivalent.Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:* High level communication skills and the ability to maintain good interpersonal relationships with co-workers and clients.* Ability to organize and prioritize work.* Competence in problem identification and resolution.* Ability to work independently.* Knowledge of laboratory medicine and universal precautions preferred.* Knowledge of medical terminology preferred.Physical Requirements:Light: Ability to lift up to 20 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 pounds.Work Schedule:This is a full-time, 40 hours per week position scheduled to work Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm with rotating weekends and holidays are required. Hours may vary based on the needs of the department.University Hospital in Madison is a Magnet®-designated facility that's ranked Wisconsin's #1 hospital and considered one of the nation's leading hospitals, teaching institutions and referral centers.Learn more about this openingUW Hospital and Clinics benefitsUW Health values and embraces diversity and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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