The laboratory departments provide many services to our multi-hospital organization and outreach community including: blood collection, processing, testing, and reporting of results, spanning all disciplines of laboratory medicine.
POSITION OVERVIEW: The Laboratory Specimen Processor registers, orders, and processes specimens from in-house draws and courier runs and to assist clients from outside the laboratory with questions or problems. This position does not directly manage other caregivers, however may be asked to review and provide feedback on the work of other caregivers.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:
Process specimens to maintain their integrity, for in-patient, out-patient, and specimens sent out to reference labs.
Meet all competency requirements and training timelines. Completes an in-depth sign off sheet related to processes and procedures performed by specimen processing.
Prioritize ordering, receiving, and processing of specimens for testing according to urgency of need and type of tests ordered. Navigate through multiple complex computer systems to meet testing requirements and maintain specimen integrity. Prioritize specimen processing using the Lab Information System as well as critical thinking skills.
Registers and orders testing as ordered by their physician and in compliance with system policies and procedures.
Think critically, multitask, and maintain accuracy during periods of frequent interruptions in a fast-paced environment.
Supply information to all clients and assist with any problems.
Participate in the distribution of results, faxing, phoning, delivery, as designated or as requested by clients. Responsible for monitoring outstanding lists and call/fax lists to provide timely reporting of results.
Must have ability to multi- task, communicate with others, write legibly, and be well organized and efficient.
Must have successful completion of St. Charles Health System Laboratory competency list for In-patient, Out-patient and Basic Send Outs required for advancement into Specimen Processor II.
Train and mentor effectively using constructive feedback after meeting competency and experience requirements.
Supports the vision, mission and values of the organization in all respects.
Supports Value Improvement Practice (VIP- Lean) principles of continuous improvement with energy and enthusiasm, functioning as a champion of change.
Provides and maintains a safe environment for caregivers, patients and guests.
Conducts all activities with the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality. Complies with all applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting the organization’s corporate integrity efforts by acting in an ethical and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected violation of applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all organizational investigations and proceedings.
Delivers customer service and/or patient care in a manner that promotes goodwill, is timely, efficient and accurate.
May perform additional duties of similar complexity within the organization, as required or assigned.
Required: High school diploma or equivalent.
Preferred: Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree or participation in college level science classes.
Required: N/A for Specimen Processor I.
Must have successful completion of St. Charles Health System Laboratory competency list for In-patient, Out-patient and Basic Send Outs for advancement into Specimen Processor II.
Preferred: Minimum of two years lab experience.
Computer training and medical terminology.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT:
Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required to perform the job safely.
Continually (75% or more): Use of clear and audible speaking voice and the ability to hear normal speech level.
Frequently (50%): Sitting, sitting, walking, lifting 1-10 pounds, keyboarding operation, grasping, squeezing
Occasionally (25%): Bending, carrying/pushing/pulling 1-10 pounds
Rarely (10%): Stooping, kneeling, crouching, climbing stairs, climbing ladder/step-stool, reaching overhead, lifting/carrying/pushing/pulling 11-25 pounds.
Never (0%): Lifting/carrying/pushing/pulling 25-50 pounds, operation of motor vehicle, whispered speech level
Exposure to Elemental Factors
Rarely (10%): Cold, Chemical solution.
Never (0%): Heat, wet/slippery area, noise, dust, vibration, uneven surface.
Blood-Borne Pathogen (BBP) Exposure Category
Risk for Exposure to BBP
Schedule Weekly Hours:
First Shift (United States of America)
Is Exempt Position?
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