State of Washington Classified Job Specification
SPECIMEN PROCESSING TECHNICIAN
Performs data processing distribution of laboratory reports to various patient units throughout the hospital; performs clerical duties such as filing, recording, and charting patient results; prepares and/or sends data for computer processing; performs filing related to storage of computed data;
Performs semi-technical procedures such as collecting and measuring samples, recording data, weighing specimens, etc.;
Operates laboratory equipment such as autoclave, centrifuge, copy equipment, etc.;
Operates laboratory computer terminals to enter or retrieve lab data;
Orders minor supplies from established sources and assists 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;
Answers 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;
Performs 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
Class Specification History
Revise class. Revises class; adopted October 12, 1973.
Revise class. Revises class; adopted December 4, 1973.
Revise class. Revises class; adopted December 18, 1974.
Revise class. Revises class; adopted May 14, 2004.
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 6055); adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.