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Laboratory Support Technician

  • Job ID: 870348778
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 7:00am-3:30pm w/ rotating weekends and holidays
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
  • Department: 30725 PUH Automated Testing Lab
  • Location: 3477 Euler Way, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $15.88 to $24.98 / hour


UPMC Presbyterian is hiring a Laboratory Support Technician for the Automated Testing Laboratory (ATL)! The ATL is a modern, state-of-the-art facility where you will have the opportunity to make an impact on life-changing medicine. This lab offers a positive work environment with natural light, a diverse team that works close together, and opportunities for growth and recognition.
We don't just take care of our patients - we take care of our team too. In addition to our competitive benefits package, you can expect:
  • A career ladder that provides growth opportunities for lab associates to enjoy more professional challenges, promotional opportunities, and career enhancement.
    • UPMC was ranked #1 for "Best Places to Work for Women & Diverse Managers" by Diversity MBA Magazine’s: 50 Out Front Companies for two years in a row.
    • U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside among the nation’s best hospitals in many specialties.
      • It is ranked #1 in Pittsburgh and #2 in Pennsylvania.
Works with Technical staff in the Laboratory to support analytic activities with tasks required prior to specimen analysis. Duties and responsibilities may vary by location and by services provided by the hiring department.

  • All duties of a Specimen Processor including:
    • Answers phone inquiries.
    • Investigates specimen status and report disposition.
    • Directs callers to additional resources as needed.
    • Receives, sorts, prepares and delivers testing-ready specimens for analysis to work areas.
    • Demonstrates service orientation approach by conveying courtesy, respect, enthusiasm and a positive attitude in work situations.
  • Additional duties:
    • Performs routine and basic instrument maintenance according to established protocols.
    • Records temperatures if required.
    • Assists with restocking supplies to maintain an optimal inventory.
    • Maintains clean and orderly storage spaces for room temperature, refrigerated, and frozen supplies.
    • Prepares and replenishes instrument reagents and consumables as needed.
    • Performs QA/QC procedures as assigned.
    • Assists with specimen/slide storage and retrieval.
    • Checks pending work lists.
    • Investigates and resolves any unprocessed work.
    • Decontaminates work area, keeping a neat and clean working environment.
    • Keeps any glassware clean and dry, including tests for residue removal as needed.
    • Tests and cleans emergency eyewashes and showers as assigned.
    • Sorts laboratory waste as needed and ensures that proper disposal occurs.
    • Transports specimens off-site and delivers supplies where required.
    • Prepares specimens at workstations for testing.
    • Includes building worklists, checking specimens for acceptability (clots, QNS), aliquoting specimens, loading/unloading specimens onto instruments.
    • Prepares microscopic slides and plants specimens in microbiologic growth media where required.


  • High school diploma or equivalent, and at least 2 years of experience as a Specimen Processor (or equivalent) required in a clinical lab OR;
  • Associate degree (with biology and chemistry courses) and at least 1 year of experience as a Specimen Processor (or equivalent) in a clinical lab OR;
  • Phlebotomy or Medical Assistant certification and 1 year of experience as a Specimen Processor (or equivalent) in a clinical lab OR;
  • Successful completion of a 50 week U.S. military medical laboratory training course OR;
  • B.S. degree from an accredited institution with a major in a biological or clinical laboratory science OR;
  • Currently enrolled in a Medical Laboratory Scientist or equivalent training program with 3 yrs college credits required.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Medical Laboratory Assistant MLA (ASCP) or equivalent certification preferred.
  • Valid driver's license if one is departmentally required (not required for this department).
  • Act 34
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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