Durham, NC USA
Job Description:• Prepares laboratory specimens for designated departments/locations prior to laboratory analysis and testing. • Unpacks specimens from branches or ports and routes specimens by type to various staging areas. • Prepares all specimens received for testing in designated laboratory departments or locations such as staging of specimens, centrifuge, separate serum, and blood smears. • Aliquots sample for departments. • Prepares excess specimen samples for storage and resolves and document problem specimens.Job Handles Sputum Samples?• NoSkill Requirements:Administrative: • Answer telephones, maintain logs/records, organizational skills, proficiency with numbers, research information, time management, train employees, use computerized databases, written and verbal communications. Machine: Personal computer.Physical Demands:• Speech clarity, utilization of fingers and hands, standing-remaining on one’s feet in an upright position, sitting-remaining in the normal seated position, handling-seizing, holding, grasping. • Moderate physical effort (up to 30 pounds); must comply with applicable safety procedures. Additional job duty (as assigned): (Hazardous Chemical Waste Management)• Proper identification of known hazardous material in the work place. • The knowledge of personal protection measures. • The avoidance of accidents. • The knowledge of hazardous waste characteristics, hazardous waste volume generation limits, accumulation limits, spill control measures, record keeping, proper handling and container management, labeling, container and storage inspection. Working Conditions: • Possible exposure to infection from disease-bearing specimens; regularly exposed to the risk of blood-borne diseases; must comply with applicable safety procedures.Vision Requirements:• Far acuity-ability to see clearly at 20 feet or more; near acuity-ability to see clearly at 20 inches or less; depth perception-ability to judge distance and space relationships; color vision-ability to distinguish and identify different colors.License/Certification/Education:• Normally a High School Diploma or equivalent w/1-2 years of experience.