Clinical Pathology

  • Specimen Processing Team Lead

    Job Location US-NV-Las Vegas
    Posted Date 6 days ago(6/13/2018 10:06 AM)
    Regular Full-Time
    Second shift
  • Overview

    Working together with the department Supervisor, is responsible for training and monitoring that staff is accurately follow processing procedures with minimum error.  Also trains/monitors that staffs are follow FAA guideline when shipping specimen box to Austin.  Ensure specimen integrity by training/monitoring staff on the laboratory’s procedures for specimen handling, and processing.  Adheres to and trains/monitors staff on adherence to departmental policies and procedures to include departmental programs, quality control, quality assurance, and safety.


    Promotes quality patient/client relations and creates supportive climate by serving as a role model.  Respects and maintains the confidentiality of information relative to the laboratory.  Adhere to all laboratory policies and regulations.  Works with minimal direction, consults with supervisor as needed.  Operate general laboratory equipment, including but not limited to:  telephones, computer keyboards and CRT and centrifuges.  Effectively communicates via written, verbal, face-to-face, telephone and computer methods.


    Principal Responsibilities:

    1)      Trains and monitors that staff is utilizing technical skills and abilities to followed department procedures, as well as accurately handling and processing specimens. 

    2)      Trains and monitors staff’s adherence to:

    1. Understand and ensure that staffs are follow PPE procedure.
    2. Laboratory procedures for specimen handling and shipment.
    3. Correct identification of patient and proper labeling of specimens.
    4. Correct identification and utilization of proper tubes, containers, transport media, and shipment temperature for each test type.

    3)      Utilizes job knowledge, judgment, and problem solving skills to ensure quality.  Trains and monitors that staff:

    1. Utilizes resources to answer inquiries for test information and basic specimen tube type issues.
    2. Understands and follow all safety, infection control, and OSHA Blood Borne Pathogen guidelines.
    3. Understands and follow all CPL Compliance policies.
    4. Understands and follow all HIPAA guidelines

    4)      Effectively utilizes departmental resources and strives to promote:

    1. Efficiency, by timely performance of procedures and determining priority.
    2. Efficient use of staff to attain adequate coverage and minimize overtime and meeting department deadline.
    3. Utilizes personal and professional skills to promote TEAM WORK.
    4. Maintains and supports with all staff.
    5. Respects and maintains the confidentiality of information relative to staff members.
    6. Strives to maintain a positive work environment; LEAD BY EXAMPLE.


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

    1. Supports Supervisor in duties and/or functions.
    2. Provides remedial training across the department.  Submits training paperwork to Supervisor when complete.
    3. Escalates discipline issues to Supervisor immediately.
    4. Monitors processing department are clean and presentable.  Submits recommendations for modifications and improvements to Supervisor.
    5. Maintain supply stock in processing department, serum tube, lab coats, gloves, etc.
    6. Provides Saturday on-call coverage on a rotating basis.



    Minimum – training or experience in specimen collection and/or processing.

    Preferred – two years of laboratory training or experience in specimen collection and processing.

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

    Ability to work accurately and confidently in a fast paced environment with no supervision.


    Additional Information

    Must be able to successfully complete pre-employment background check and drug screen, EOE


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