UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Specification for Class
SPECIMEN PROCESSING TECHNICIAN
UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP
8055 (SEIU LOCAL 925 Medical/Laboratory Tech)
8686 (WFSE HMC)
Under direct supervision, perform semi-technical duties in the Specimen Processing Services Area of a Clinical Medical Laboratory.
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.
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.
Two years of college-level science in an applicable field
High School graduation or GED Certification AND one year of clinical laboratory experience in a Clinical or Public Health Laboratory
New Class: 10-12-73
Revise Title: 12-14-73
Revise Class: 12-18-74
Revise Class/Title: 5-14-04