Duke University CLINICAL TECHNICIAN II in Durham, North Carolina


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This is a part-time position located in Specimen Management section of the Duke Regional Hospital Laboratory. The hours are alternate Saturday / Sunday working 3p to 11:30p.

Occupational Summary

Perform a variety of the technical procedures involved in the procurement, processing and evaluation of patient specimens for use in the diagnosis and treatment of disease; teach and perform routine clerical and technical procedures including specimen collection, Point-of-Care Testing; responsible for the delivery of supplies and procurement of specimens from physicians' offices, clinical specimen preparation and processing for analysis and dispatch, patient registration and order entry; and serve as hospital laboratory representative and liaison with outside clients.

Work Performed

  • Perform a variety of routine and complex blood drawing procedures including, but not limited to, finger and heel sticks, pediatric venipuncture, accessing central venous catheters, blood cultures and bleeding times.

  • Perform a variety of routine and specialized specimen preparation procedures including, but not limited to, general laboratory specimen preparation, cytology specimen preparation, cytogentics specimen preparation.

  • Prepare and initiate special tests including, but not limited to, Point-of-Care Testing, bedside glucose, and urinalysis without microscope and EKG's.

  • Communicate in a professional and courteous manner with patients, family and other medical personnel as necessary to solve problems, obtain information for laboratory records, explain procedures, allay fears and elicit cooperation, or relay problems to supervisors for resolution when appropriate.

  • Utilize standard equipment for the maintenance of positive patient identification; record appropriate collection information on proper requisitions; register patients and perform order entry and perform billing functions as required.

  • Perform various quality control procedures to maintain compliance with internal and external regulations.

  • Provide technical guidance to employees assigned to work area.

  • Make work assignments for Phlebotomy team members, review work of other employees, assist in training new personnel.

  • Assist with maintenance of slide files, retained specimens

  • Receive and process specimens as required including, but not limited to, centrifugation, separation of serum/plasma, volume measurement and aliquoting of 24 hour urines.

  • Participate in the distribution of specimens, supplies and reports to the appropriate laboratory staff; cover messenger/courier activities as required.

  • Maintain inventory of supplies; reorder as required; stock supplies on carts and hand trays; wash glassware.

  • Utilize various hospital information systems and software.

  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Basic phlebotomy techniques with use of sterile techniques and standard equipment, including vacutainer tubes and sleeves, tourniquets, syringes, and butterfly and regular needles.

  • Basic computer skills to support patient registry, etc.

  • Basic communication and professional communication skills to interact with patients.

  • Basic supervisory skills in technical assistance to other phlebotomists, scheduling,workloads, development of lab procedures.





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Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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High School diploma or GED. For assignment to phlebotomy, completion of a structured phlebotomy training course and clinical rotation recommended.


Alternatively, an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience. Must have at least 2 years experience as a Clin Tech I or Certification as a Phlebotomist plus achieve required competency level for specified job responsibilities.

Degrees, Licensures, Certifications

For assignment to Phlebotomy Services, certification as a Phlebotomist by a nationally recognized board/agency* is required; certification of Basic Life Support preferred. Pediatric Phlebotomy requires Pediatric Phlebotomy Certification. National Healthcare Association (NHA) --Clinical Laboratory Phlebotomy Examination (CLPlb), American Society of Clinical Pathologists-- Phlebotomy Technician Examination [PBT(ASCP)], International Academy of Phlebotomy Sciences (IAPS), National Phlebotomy Association (NPA), American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians (ASPT).