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Lab Ctrl Rec-Process Asst

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Job ID: 137819
Category: Technician/Technologists
Work Type: PT -19 HOURS
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Work Schedule: PT, e/o Sat & Sun night (11:30p-8a) occ. holidays

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?


  • Performs appropriately requested processing on all types of laboratory specimens.
  • Adheres to Penn Medicine’s policies and procedures and conforms to all safety practices.
  • Process a variety of clinical specimens for diagnostic laboratory testing, and access associated records
  • Maintains the confidentiality of health information on all patients


  • Follows established SOP and age-specific techniques for the ordering of biological specimens for analysis, and evaluates and solves problems related to that process.
  • Performs assigned patient-sample processing activities.
  • Follows established SOP for the processing of biological specimens for analysis, and evaluates and solves problems related to that process.
  • Operates the pneumatic tube system properly and observes all Infection Control policies while handling specimens
  • Provides timely distribution of specimens to appropriate laboratory sections.
  • Maintains accurate and orderly log records and/or worksheets where required according to SOP’s.
  • Maintains a safe and orderly work area: demonstrates safe work practices.
  • Keeps work area free from personal documents & items.
  • Answers phone in a professional and courteous manner, speaking to caller in a caring manner. Answers questions or refers callers to the appropriate source. Avoids putting caller on hold or transferring call unnecessarily.
  • Maintains the confidentiality of health information on all patients
  • Researches phone inquiries regarding specimen collection or test results by referencing available manuals and records, and calls caller back promptly.
  • Understands collection requirements for special or referral testing, prepares specimens, ensure integrity and correctness of sample and arranges for dispatch and pick-up of specimens.
  • Keeps current with laboratory minutes and documented changes.
  • Maintains inventory of equipment and supplies, and notifies Supervisor of the need to re-order before supplies run out.
  • Assist with the instruction of procedures and techniques to other employees and students.
  • Performs daily temperature checks on rooms, refrigerators, freezers, incubators and preventive maintenance on centrifuges as needed.
  • Projects an image of professionalism in appearance and conduct at all times. Works well with peers and those in authority; works to promote PEOPLE standards. Promotes patient and staff relations and displays pride in work.
  • Complies with Hospital, Laboratory, Safety and HIPPA regulations; notifies Supervisor or Safety Officer of hazards when found, completes annual mandatories on, or before the due date.
  • Performs other duties as assigned: willingness to adapt to changing department demands.


Education or Equivalent Experience:

  1. High School Diploma or GED required. 
  2. Prior experience in hospital laboratory receiving area preferred.
  3. Prior experience with Cerner Millennium and EPIC APM preferred.
We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

Live Your Life's Work

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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