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Specimen Control and Receiving Technician - Clinical Labs (Ongoing Posting - University Hospital)

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We are seeking a Specimen Control and Receiving Technician to:

  • Receive specimens and research kits into the laboratory, check for correct labeling, enter tests into Laboratory Information System, process specimens, and load them onto instruments or direct to appropriate work station, technologist, or storage area.
  • Be responsible for daily checklist duties which may include basic instrument maintenance (temperatures, monitoring reagents) and clerical duties (filing, mailing, faxing). 
  • Interact daily with pathologists, physicians, technologists, clinical staff, nursing unit personnel, and patients 



Minimum – High School Diploma or equivalent.

Preferred - Some post-secondary education in a healthcare or a related science field that may include course work in Medical Laboratory Technician, Cytotechnologist, Histotechnician or Medical Laboratory Scientist degree/certification.

Work Experience:

Minimum – One (1) year healthcare or related work experience

Licenses & Certification:

Preferred - Medical Laboratory Assistant (MLA) certification (American Society for Clinical Pathology) or equivalent

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities: 

  • High level communication skills and the ability to maintain good interpersonal relationships with co-workers and clients.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work.
  • Competence in problem identification and resolution.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Knowledge of laboratory medicine and universal precautions preferred.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology preferred.

Physical Requirements:

Light: Ability to lift up to 10 pounds maximum and occasionally lifting and/or carrying such articles as dockets, ledgers and small tools. Although a sedentary job is defined as one, which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.

Work Schedule:

UW Hospital & Clinics is currently recruiting for full time SCRT's. Shifts include day and evening shifts. All positions require a weekend & holiday rotation, on-call is optional. Hours may vary based on the needs of the department. 

University Hospital in Madison is a Magnet®-designated facility that’s ranked Wisconsin’s #1 hospital and considered one of the nation's leading hospitals, teaching institutions and referral centers.

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UW Hospital and Clinics benefits

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that values diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability. 

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