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Laboratory Tech I

Company: Torrance Memorial Medical Center
Location: Torrance
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

Description Under general direction of licensed personnel, the Laboratory Technician I works cooperatively with all team members to perform tasks related to pre-analytical functions of laboratory testing and other tasks required to maintain the lab section.Core CompetenciesPrioritizes and coordinates work to achieve maximum productivity and efficiency.Accessions all specimens received and verifies that all specimens are properly identified and labeled according to departmental procedure and timeframes.Labels, separates and otherwise prepares specimens.Prepares samples for designated analyzers according to procedure.Distributes specimens to appropriate work area in a timely manner.Loads samples on designated analyzers according to procedure.Disposes of samples according to department specimen retention policy.Practices sterile and aseptic technique and prevents cross contamination.Performs clerical and computer-related documentation accurately.Labels incoming reagents with received/expiration date and stores appropriately.Records temperatures according to procedure as directed.Answers telephone calls in a timely manner; routes calls, ascertains needs, and takes accurate messages as is appropriate.Assists with the training of new department staff members in accordance with the departmental training process, including documentation process.Demonstrates an active problem solving attitude & positive approach to all aspects of jobUses the appropriate hand off communication techniques (SBAR) when appropriate.Maintains safe work area by observing all safety procedures and reporting any unsafe conditions or practices to the appropriate personnel.Participates in hospital performance improvement activities (kaizens, lean initiatives) when appropriate.Department Specific CompetenciesEducationDegreeProgramHigh School Diploma/GED or Higher EducationN/AAdditional InformationExperienceNumber of Years ExperienceType of ExperienceN/AAdditional InformationN/ALicense / Certification Requirements

Keywords: Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Torrance , Laboratory Tech I, Other , Torrance, California

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