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Laboratory Specimen Processor

Company:
Coretechs Inc.
Location:
Austin, TX
Posted:
February 26, 2021

Description:

Laboratory Specimen Processor

Location: Austin, TX 78728

POSITION SUMMARY:

- Responsible for data entry and lab assistant duties.

- Maintains departmental operating policies and procedures to include departmental programs, quality control, quality assurance and safety.

- Reviews receipt of specimen’s receipt from all patient service centers, in-office phlebotomists and clients.

- Ensures all specimens are processed, data entered and shipped in accordance with company guidelines and meets shipment deadlines.

- Takes remedial action when indicated.

JOB FUNCTIONS/DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

- Maintains the following Departmental Programs:

- Maintains policies and procedures for specimen processing and data entry tasks.

- Maintains departmental quality assurance and quality control programs.

- Follows and enforces all safety, infection control and OSHA Blood borne Pathogen guidelines.

- Utilizes technical skills and abilities to process and data enter lab requests:

- Follow lab procedure for specimen processing.

- Correctly identifies proper tubes, containers, transport media and storage temperatures for each test type.

- Determines specimen acceptability, consulting with supervisor, technologist or pathologist as needed, taking appropriate action when necessary.

- Follows all departmental policies and procedures related to data entry.

- Accurately enters all required information presented on SRL or client specific requisitions into the laboratory information system.

- Understands and recognizes laboratory information system alerts and flags and takes the appropriate action.

- Recognizes when information presented on requisitions is unclear and ambiguous and knows and follows corrective actions to be taken.

- Utilizes resources to answer inquiries for basic customer related issues and recognizes personal limitations and seeks guidance when needed.

- Utilizes personal and professional skills to promote successful relationships with management, supervisors, subordinates, co-workers, and clients:

- Communicates with staff to ensure highest level quality of work for each specimen received.

- Strives to maintain a positive and harmonious work environment.

- Maintains and supports a service-oriented relationship with clients and all other employees.

- Respects and maintains the confidentiality of information relative to clients and patients.

- Follows all company policies and procedures.

- Enthusiastically performs miscellaneous duties with completion in a designated time frame.

EDUCATION:

- High School Diploma

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

- Ability to read, analyze and interpret technical reports.

- Ability to write accurate and concise clinical documents, memos and required correspondence.

- Ability to collect and analyze data using statistical methods.

- Ability to communicate effectively at all levels within the laboratory and with laboratory customers.

- Typing skills; proficiency with 10 keys.

EXPERIENCE:

- Preferred Two years of laboratory training or experience in specimen collection and processing.

- Data entry experience in a production environment.

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