Pre-Analytical Intern (Summer 2013)
Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc. - Richmond, VA

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The Pre-Analytical Intern is responsible for accessioning requisitions, labeling patient specimens, and assisting with technical procedures within the lab. Also responsible for facilitating testing workflow within the lab.

Job Responsibilities:
Responsible for accessioning requisitions, labeling patient specimens, and assisting with technical procedures
• Receive patient specimens from FedEx delivery and couriers
• Unpack and store patient samples in coolers or refrigerators
• Accurately accession patient specimens according to HDL, Inc. protocols with strict adherence to our Quality Assurance standards
• Accurately affix patient-specific bar-coded labels to requisition, specimens, and testing tubes
• Place samples in racks for testing
• Prepare aliquots either manually or using automation of patient specimens for internal testing, shipment to external collaborators, and long-term storage
• Enter patient demographic data and verify requisition accuracy
• Collect and organize specimens by accession number before delivering to the lab for testing
• Receive and store internal supplies
• Adhere to HIPAA guide lines to protect patient confidentiality
• Adhere to department productivity, quality and attendance guidelines
• Adhere to HDL’s Health and Safety Guidelines
Job Requirements:
Minimum education includes High School Diploma or equivalent
• Position requires computer proficiency
• Attention to details
• Accuracy
• Organizational skills
• Verbal and written communication skills
Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:
• Educational background in chemical or biological sciences is helpful
• Medical laboratory experience is preferred