UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

SPECIMEN PROCESSING TECHNICIAN

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

8055 (SEIU LOCAL 925 Medical/Laboratory Tech)
8686 (WFSE HMC)

BASIC FUNCTION

Under direct supervision, perform semi-technical duties in the Specimen Processing Services Area of a Clinical Medical Laboratory.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Positions in this class are distinguished by assignment of duties of a semi-technical nature involving the processing of specimens and information in a Clinical Medical Laboratory.

TYPICAL WORK

Perform laboratory specimen processing consisting of receiving, identifying, assigning accession numbers, sorting, preparation and internal laboratory distributing of blood, urine, and other biological specimens;

Perform data processing distribution of laboratory reports to various patient units throughout the hospital; perform clerical duties such as filing, recording, and charting patient results; prepare and/or send data for computer processing; perform filing related to storage of computed data;

Perform semi-technical procedures such as collecting and measuring samples, recording data, weighing specimens, etc.;

Operate laboratory equipment such as autoclave, centrifuge, copy equipment, etc.;

Operate laboratory computer terminals to enter or retrieve lab data;

Order minor supplies from established sources and assist in inventories of supplies and equipment;

Required to perform and become proficient in human venipuncture techniques;

Responsible for logging, preparation, sending, receiving, and phone activity for the blood bank within the hospital;

Answer telephone calls concerning patient values, normal values, specimen requirements, procedures, cost of test, time required for tests, and preparation of specimens to outside labs for analysis;

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Two years of college-level science in an applicable field 

OR

High School graduation or GED Certification AND one year of clinical laboratory experience in a Clinical or Public Health Laboratory

OR

equivalent education/experience.

New Class: 10-12-73
Revise Title: 12-14-73
Revise Class: 12-18-74
Revise Class/Title: 5-14-04

CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05