UWHC Specimen Control & Receiving Tech-Obj (Clin Labs-Surgical Pathology)
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics - Wisconsin

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Posting Summary

The UWHC Specimen Control and Receiving Technician - Objective is responsible for receiving specimens and research kits into the laboratory, checking specimens and requisitions for correct labeling and appropriateness, entering tests into the Laboratory Information System, processing specimens, and loading them onto instruments or directing them to the appropriate workstation, technologist, or storage area. In addition, the Technician is also responsible for daily checklist duties which may include basic instrument maintenance (temperatures, monitoring reagents) and clerical duties (filing, mailing, faxing).

Problems encountered are of a moderate degree of complexity but may require innovation because reference sources and subject matter experts are not always readily available.
Depending on the laboratory, the incumbent may interact daily with pathologists, residents, physicians, technologists, clinical staff, nursing unit personnel, couriers, outside clients and patients. Decisions are made in consultation with technical staff or the Laboratory Manager. This position operates under general supervision and requires a high degree of organizational skill.


1. High School Diploma or equivalent.
2. One (1) year related work experience.
3. High level communication skills and the ability to maintain good interpersonal relationships with co-workers and clients.
4. Ability to organize and prioritize work.
5. Competence in problem identification and resolution.
6. Ability to work independently.
7. Knowledge of laboratory medicine and universal precautions preferred.
8. Knowledge of medical terminology preferred.
9. Physical Requirements: Light: Ability to lift up to 20 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 pounds. Even though the weight lifted may only be a negligible amount, a job is in this category when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree.


This is a Represented position and falls into Pay Grade G. The salary range begins at $13.85 per hour. Education, experience, tenure and internal equity may be taken into consideration when job offers are extended.

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday, 10:30am to 7:00pm.


This position is in the "WSEU" Benefits package. UWHC employees enjoy competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefit package.

- Vacation (14 days)// (pro-rated for part-time employees)
- Holidays (9 days)// (pro-rated for part-time employees)
- Sick Leave (13 days/year)// (pro-rated for part-time employees)
- Health Insurance
- Dental Insurance
- Life Insurance
- Disability Insurance
- Retirement (covered in the Wisconsin Retirement system on day 1)
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Worker's Compensation
- Employee Reimbursement Account (ERS)

While every attempt has been made to provide up-to-date, accurate information, the legal documents, policies, and contracts will prevail in the event of any discrepancy. The above information applies to regular (Permanent) employees.

For addition information, please look on the uwhealth.org website in the careers section.

Staffing Team

Contact Kashana Brusca for more information at KBrusca@uwhealth.org or at 608-890-6408.

Who We Are...

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics is a 566 bed facility that ranks among the finest academic medical centers in the United States. Frequently cited in publications listing the nation's best health care providers, UW Hospital and Clinics is recognized as a national leader in fields such as cancer treatment, pediatrics, ophthalmology, surgical specialties and organ transplantation.

UW Hospital and Clinics offers:
-More than 900 active medical staff and more than 80 outpatient clinics.
-Six intensive care units (trauma and life support, pediatric, cardiac, cardiothoracic, burn, neurosurgery) with 83 total beds .
-Nine satellite locations .
-One of only two organizations in Wisconsin with designated level One Adult and Pediatric trauma centers.

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