Newborn Screening, Specimen Processing, Laboratory Technician II

  • Full Time
  • Salt Lake County, UT
  • $13.36 - $22.35 an hour USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: $13.36 - $22.35 an hour

State of Utah

Newborn Screening, Specimen Processing, Laboratory Technician II
Utah Public Health Laboratory
Do you want to work at the Utah Public Health Laboratory? Here is your chance to be a Lab Tech II as a Newborn Screening (NBS), Specimen Processing, Laboratory Technician II. In this position you are responsible for the entire pre-analytical process which includes receiving the sample, entering demographic data for the sample, as well as opening the sample and preparing it for testing in the Newborn screening testing section of the lab. Due to the nature of this position, compliance with the Utah Department of Health Employee Immunization policy is required. This position also requires an initial blood sample for hepatitis and TB (tuberculosis) testing upon hire and a TB test is required annually.
We are looking for candidates willing to work shifts between 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday – Friday with a rotating Saturday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Why You Should Join Our Team
This is an opportunity to make a difference. Along with the satisfaction of increasing the lab’s testing capacity you will receive great health and retirement benefits, such as, generous paid time off so you can spend more time with your family and have a positive work life balance. Click here to view a summary of all the benefits we offer.

The Agency
To learn more about the Utah Public Health Laboratory, click here. If offered this position, your continued employment with DHHS will be contingent upon passing a fingerprint background check.

Example of Duties
Principle Duties
All of the samples received and prepared for testing need to be accurately entered into the Laboratory Information System (LIMS). In addition you need to:
Correctly label samples by a barcode labeling system.
Sorts, labels, and maintains integrity of all specimens.
Stores and disposes of various samples and/or hazardous materials using prescribed methods.
Maintains accurate records and logs.
Assists the public and communicates with other clinics and labs regarding technical questions.

Typical Qualifications
May be given to applicants who:
Can type at a minimum speed of 30 words per minute.
Have prior experience with specimen processing or worked a clinical/laboratory setting.
Are a current or former Utah Public Health Laboratory (UPHL) or Division of Health & Human Services (DHHS) employee
Supplemental Information

Working Conditions:
The typical office setting for this job is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated. However, you may encounter some risks that are associated with any office setting, for example, the safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc.
Work also requires the handling of stable, but potentially harmful chemicals including, but not limited to acids, bases, detergents, and bio-hazardous waste.
Standard Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM and rotations on Saturdays: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
Per State of Utah regulation, you are required to either reside within the State of Utah or plan on residing within the State of Utah within 30 days of your start date.

Physical Requirements:
This job requires physical exertion. You may be required to stand for long periods of time. In addition, you may be required to bend, crouch, stoop, stretch, reach, or lift moderately heavy items (up to 50 lbs.) in a recurring manner or for long periods of time.