Laboratory Technicians play an essential role in the health industry, supporting their coworkers in hospitals, doctor’s offices and other healthcare settings.
- Supports laboratory staff by maintaining glassware, logs, and record books; troubleshooting and resolving problems and helping with special projects.
- Maintains glassware by picking-up, cleaning, washing, sterilizing, and distributing.
- Provides glassware by ordering, receiving and inventorying glassware.
- Keeps laboratory supplies ready by inventorying stock, placing orders and verifying receipt.
- Keeps equipment operating by following operating instructions, troubleshooting breakdowns, maintaining supplies, performing preventive maintenance and calling for repairs.
- Documents information by maintaining daily logs and equipment record books.
A successful Laboratory Technician candidate will know how to interact with patients and be able to get information from those who may be in distress. They should have a background in computers, chemistry, anatomy and biology. Candidates should be able to use analytical skills to understand medical diagnoses and follow medical charts. They must also understand medical codes.
Required skills and qualifications:
- Associate’s degree in Medical-related field
- Previous specialized experience in microbiology and blood banking is preferred
- Basic computer knowledge (Word and Excel) and skills in lab information systems is desirable
- 2+ years of working in the healthcare field
- Strong verbal and written interpersonal communication skills
- Superior customer service skills
- High-level professionalism