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ARUP Laboratories Laboratory Client Support Technician in Salt Lake City, Utah


Schedule : Tuesday - Saturday (40 hrs/wk)8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Training Schedule : Monday - Friday8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Department: IOG Services - 393 Primary Purpose : The Lab Client Support Technician provides technical and pre-analytic support services for a designated division of technical operations and clients. Contact clients with specimen information such as specimen integrity, volume, test clarification, and missing specimens. Provides a supportive link between customers and all other areas of the company. Must complete and demonstrate department-specific training and competency within 6 months. College level courses in medical terminology, biology, communications or related life sciences is preferred. About ARUP : ARUP Laboratories is a national clinical and anatomic pathology reference laboratory and an enterprise of the University of Utah and its Department of Pathology. Based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ARUP proudly hires top talent to create a work environment of diversity, professional growth and continuous development. Our workforce is committed to the important service we provide to over one million patients each month. We always strive for excellence and have a strong desire to have involvement with the advances in medicine and the role laboratory services plays within each patient’s life. We never forget that there is a patient behind every specimen we receive. We are looking for individuals who want to contribute to ARUP's culture of accountability, integrity, service, and excellence. Consider joining our dynamic team.

Essential Functions :

Understands appropriate collection, handling, and transportation of specimens.

Accurately processes specimens according to established departmental procedures. May include specimen triaging, routing, and storing.

Evaluates specimens for acceptability and follows the appropriate procedures for specimens that do not meet acceptance criteria. Initiates problem resolution.

Processes requests for add on testing.

Develops proficiency with laboratory information systems including ANSR, ESP, IMS, Millennium, MasterControl, LMS, CRM, and eExcept.

Receives and initiates telephone calls to/from customers and laboratories in a timely and courteous manner. May provide verified test results available in the LIS, as requested, to authenticated individuals.

Provides education, guidance, and troubleshooting to customers regarding available resources, testing and application utility.

Maintains competency on pre-analytic equipment, maintenance and operation as needed for department support.

Maintains work area. Cleans bench tops and equipment as needed and daily at the end of the work shift. Documents cleaning and maintenance as required.

Serves as a liaison between technical sections and customers.

Builds and maintains customer relationships throughout all communications while providing a positive, professional and empathetic understanding.

Documents customer communications, resolutions, issues, and appropriate follow-up.

Other duties as defined.

Physical and Other Requirements : Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction. Mobility: The person in this position needs to occasionally move between work sites and inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc. Communicate: Frequently communicate with others. PPE: Biohazard laboratory environment that requires use of personal protective equipment in accordance with CDC and OSHA regulations and company/departmental policies. ARUP Policies and Procedures: To conduct self in compliance with all ARUP Policies and Procedures. Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Fine Motor Control: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling. Absolute integrity in the accurate identification of samples, test performance, and reporting of results Vision: Having close, far, and peripheral visual acuity to perform a variety of tasks such as make general observations of depth and distance.




  • High School Diploma or Equivalent or better


  • Associates Degree or better in Biology



  • Must complete and demonstrate department-specific training and competency within 6 months


  • College level courses in medical terminology, biology, communications or related life sciences

  • Customer service work experience

  • Call center work experience

  • Ability to type 35 WPM and 10-key skills

  • General medical laboratory experience

  • Familiarity with Laboratory Information System (LIS)

  • HIPAA training and/or knowledge

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)