Processing Technician - Laboratory Services (CH)
CHS Laboratory Services - Buffalo, NY

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Processing Technician - Laboratory Services (Catholic Health): Primary responsibility is the registration, processing, and distribution of laboratory specimens.

REPORTS TO:
Senior Processing Technician, Support Services Supervisor, Laboratory Manager/Supervisor, General, Shift Supervisor

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
N/A

SKILLS AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS (MINIMUM): EDUCATION:
  • High school graduate
EXPERIENCE:
  • Previous work experience in processing specimens and/or computers preferred.
  • Successful completion of Clinical Phlebotomy rotation and/or six (6) months experience in phlebotomy which includes microcollection and butterfly collection on both geriatric and neonate/pediatric patients preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
  • Customer focused
  • Able to work well in stressful situations
  • Consistently demonstrate a confident and professional manner to coworkers and the public
  • Able to obtain information and interpret this information in terms of the patient's and/or specimen needs
  • Able to work safely with infectious and/or hazardous materials
WORKING CONDITIONS:ENVIRONMENT:
  • Normal heat, light space, and safe working environment; occasional exposure to one or more mildly unpleasant physical conditions
  • Must be willing to participate in on-call, weekend rotation, holiday rotation, and multiple shift scheduling as needed. PHYSICAL EFFORT:
ACTIVITY & STRENGTH : (LIGHT)
Low Lift (floor to knuckle): Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (1-10 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (negligible)
Mid Lift (knuckle to shoulder): Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (1-10 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (negligible)
High Lift (shoulder and above): Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (1-10 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (negligible)
Full Lift (floor to shoulder): Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (1-10 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (negligible)
Carry: Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (1-10 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (negligible)
Push: Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (1-10 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (negligible)
Pull: Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (1-10 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (negligible)
Overall Strength Category: Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (1-10 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (negligible)

Dictionary Of Occupational Titles
Constant (C) 67-100% Workday
Frequent (F) 34-66% Workday
Occasional (O) 0-33% Workday
Not Present (N)

Activity - Job Demand
Walk – Frequent
Climb Stairs – Occasional
Stoop – Frequent
Kneel – Occasional
Crouch – Occasional
Reach (immediate) – Frequent
Reach (overhead) – Occasional
Handling – Frequent
Fingering - Frequent
Sitting – Frequent
Standing – Frequent
Push Cart - Occasional
Pull Cart - Occasional

INTERNAL/EXTERNAL RELATIONSHIPS:INTERNAL:
  • Works cooperatively with the technical sections of the laboratory.
EXTERNAL:
  • Works cooperatively with physicians, nursing and ancillary support staff.

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