Prep Technician - Laboratory

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  • Wilkes-Barre General Hospital Wilkes-Barre General Hospital

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  • Full Time

Job Description

Commonwealth Health - A commitment to caring can be found in the hearts and minds of the physicians, nurses and many other employees who support patient care at Commonwealth Health Wilkes-Barre General Hospital and clinics. Our organization is built on great people. In turn, we provide these skilled and dedicated caregivers with career opportunities, professional development and a work environment that creates superior job satisfaction. Opportunities stretch across our hospital, physician network and emergency medical services in Northeastern PA . Join a team that has been committed to caring for the local community for 150 years.


Process specimens from Satellite drawing areas, nursing homes, home health agencies, and doctors’ offices. Read and interpret doctors’ orders.  Obtain clarification of any questionable orders. Accurately enter patient demographic and billing information and order correct tests.  Enter proper priority. Assure proper identification of samples. Accurately label specimens using bar-code labels produced by the Laboratory Computer System and deliver to the appropriate areas of the Laboratory.  For commonly referred specimens, have a working knowledge of the collection requirements and preparation steps.  Can communicate this knowledge to physicians, nursing and other personnel as needed.

High school diploma or G.E.D. required.

Up to six (6) months on-the-job training required.  Finger and manual dexterity to handle small equipment.  Finger sensitivity required to locate veins.  Verbal ability to communicate with patients.  Clerical accuracy in labeling specimens and completing requisitions for reference laboratories.


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