Path Tech Student

Works under general supervision with technologists and/or Pathology Supervisors who are available to handle or advise on unusual situations conducting clinical laboratory tests which are of moderate complexity and require some professional training. Work is differentiated from that of a Technologist in the areas of independent judgement complexity of tests and responsibility.


Prepares and determines suitability of solutions and reagents following standard laboratory formulas.

Sets up and reads routine blood and urine cultures in order to detect pathogenic bacteria and determine the susceptibility of organisms to various antibodies.

Performs routine clinical and microscopic tests on urine and stool and other specimens.

Sets up instruments by re-supplying reagents calibrates (sets equipment to known values) equipment and runs specimens to be tested on a variety of automated equipment.

Draws patient blood samples following established procedures and transports specimens to the laboratory for testing.

Notes and logs specimens received and maintains detailed records of all tests performed. Reports test results to those authorized to receive them.

Reviews test results and determines their accuracy and conformance with established quality control parameters.

Prepares specimens for testing procedures cutting section staining smearing etc. Labels and logs all specimens processed.

Cleans and maintains laboratory equipment glassware instruments workbenches and so forth.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


Other information:

Work requires a level of knowledge generally obtained through an Associates Degree in chemistry biology or related area or by equivalent practical experience in a laboratory environment.

The ability to operate equipment and instruments to perform all procedures and tests within an assigned laboratory section and to interpret them for accuracy.

The physical and visual dexterity necessary to conduct and interpret tests.

The physical ability to stand and work at the laboratory benches.

Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care patients with consideration of aging processes human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.


Six to twelve months of on the job related experience is required.


Exposed to odors infectious materials toxins and other hazardous substances.

Visual strain when performing microscopic work.

Required to stand lift and carry supplies etc.



Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.   Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


Location: Rhode Island Hospital USA:RI:Providence


Work Type: Per Diem


Shift: 4


Union: IBT