SPECIMEN PROCESSOR

Posted 4 years ago

POSITION SUMMARY
Receives and processes laboratory specimens, enters client and specimen data into computer, answers telephone and responds to questions/concerns of clients. May perform some training and supervisor functions as deemed necessary by the Processing Supervisor.

SHIFT
Full Time / Part-time.
Rotating weekends and holidays.

Essential Position Duties: 
¨ Receives specimens and checks all specimens for correct name and tests ordered. Ensures adequacy and appropriateness of sample received.
¨ Labels and aliquots specimens as needed.
¨ Prepares specimens for sending out to reference lab.
¨ Discards specimens that are more than seven (7) days old.
¨ Centrifuges specimens as needed.
¨ Numbers all urine specimens for both urinalysis and cultures. Pours off specimens and plants urine cultures.
¨ Numbers all other culture specimens and enters requisitions. Prepares them to be planted. Plant microbiology specimens according written protocols.
¨ Sorts and numbers all specimens, including Paps, biopsies, and cultures.
¨ Enters client and specimen data into the computer.
¨ Ensures accuracy of information entered.
¨ Reviews patient Requisition Log and makes corrections as needed.
¨ Answers telephone to assist with client or phlebotomist questions regarding specimen requirements and turnaround times of tests.
¨ Decontaminates the bench tops according to instructions.
¨ Wears all protective equipment as dictated by policy.
¨ Follows all safety protocols as outlined in the safety manual.
¨ Identifies and pursues self improvements needs.
¨ Seeks coaching/mentoring when appropriate.
¨ Performs other duties as assigned.

Compliance Responsibilities:
¨ Complies with applicable legal requirements, standards, and procedures including, but not limited to, those within the Compliance Process, Code of Conduct, HIPAA and Corporate Integrity Agreement (CIA).
¨ Participates in required orientation, Compliance and HIPAA training programs.
¨ Cooperates with monitoring and audit functions and investigations.
¨ Participates, as required, in process improvement responsibilities.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:
Core Competencies/Skill Sets
¨ Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
¨ Excellent organizational skills.
¨ Exercises accuracy and precision in completion of prescribed tasks and treatments.
Professional Experience/Educational Requirements
¨ High school diploma or equivalent.
¨ Prior laboratory experience preferred.
¨ Data entry/computer skills required.

 

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