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Central Processing Technician

Cleveland, Ohio, United States
req # 142524 Location Cleveland, Ohio Facilities Cleveland Clinic Main Campus Professional Area Laboratory Department 3284 Lab Central Processing-Pathology And Lab Medicine Jobcode C12010 Schedule Full Time Shift 2:00pm-10:30pm
Receives, processes and delivers specimens from hospital floors, outpatient lab areas, Family Health Centers and Reference Lab clients. Performs pre-analytical processing tasks. Demonstrates a high proficiency in Laboratory Computer System functions.


  • Performs pre-analytical processing tasks to make specimens ready for analysis.
  • Identifies discrepancies and maintains documentation as necessary.
  • Enters test requests or verifies specimen receipt in the appropriate laboratory computer system.
  • Enters results for send out tests.
  • Monitors computer systems for problems.
  • Communicates and documents essential information accurately and in a timely manner to all appropriate personnel.
  • Complies with safety procedures and regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Knowledge of basic biology, chemistry and mathematics (sufficient to measure and calculate metric quantities) normally acquired through high school course work.


  • None required.

Complexity of Work:

  • Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment.

Work Experience:

  • Six (6) months of prior patient care experience in a healthcare environment including data entry experience.
  • Formal training in basic laboratory functions may substitute for the six months of prior patient care experience

Physical Requirements:

  • Manual dexterity to perform specimen handling techniques (i.e. cell washing, pH adjustment) and to make measurements.
  • May require extended periods of standing, walking or sitting.
  • Visual acuity, including the ability to distinguish colors.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

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