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Mercy Medical Center Clinton Lab Tech - Specimen Processing - FT Eve/Nights in Ann Arbor, Michigan


16105_82914 Mcl Esoteric Lab - SJ

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Warde Medical Laboratory provides esoteric testing in a state-of-the art facility, populated with highly-trained personnel under the leadership of internationally known pathologists. The result is an exceptional level of quality and service because Warde Medical Laboratory begins with exceptional people. It's one more way that we fulfill our commitment to continuously improve the quality of healthcare.

An opportunity exists for a Lab Tech 1 to join Warde Medical Laboratory in the Central Sterile Processing Department (CSP).

Schedule is M - F, 7 p.m. to 3:30 a.m., with 1 to 2 Sundays per month as needed.


Performs various specimen receiving, processing, and distribution and computer order entry. Tracks specimens through appropriate computer functions to ensure that all specimens are routed accurately and in a timely manner.


Specimen Processing

  • Determines in consultation with Med Tech acceptability of specimen (condition, timing and container type, etc.)

  • Positively ID specimens against requisitions and labels specimens with accession number.

  • Completes specimen handling and processing including centrifuging all tubes and aliquotting.

  • Processes Microbiology, body fluid, and CSF specimens including detection of discrepancies or missing sources consulting with nursing station or physician as needed.

  • Documents and follows up on problems

  • Follows test cancellation policy including when to complete EPRS and when to perform CTS (test cancellation).

  • Knows when and where to look for specimens and how and when to add tests to previously collected specimens.

  • Retrieves results from laboratory computer and reports via telephone when appropriate.

  • Maintains minimum supply levels.

  • Is familiar with reference materials and on line manuals

  • Maintains cleanliness of workstation and of section.

  • Provides input on policies and procedures.

  • Contacts courier, cab, messenger and phlebotomy team for timely specimen transport or collection.

  • Performs and documents routine quality control of equipment (centrifuge, refrigerator temperatures). (Duty not required at Livingston & CCH)

  • Distributes samples to appropriate testing area

  • Aliquots and pHs 24 hour urine specimens. (Duty not required at Livingston, Brighton & CCH)


  • One year of post-high school education in a related field and one year of clinical laboratory experience OR high school diploma or equivalent and two years of laboratory experience which includes specimen processing and computer data entry.

At Warde Medical Laboratory and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, we believe that taking care of our professionals leverages the quality of service we can provide to our patients. We offer a comprehensive benefits package that is just one aspect of what makes our career opportunities so remarkable.

Visit to learn more about the benefits, culture and career development opportunities available to you at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System.

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities, and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.

Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $17.6 billion and assets of $24.7 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians.

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