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SRL - Laboratory Specimen Processor

US-TX-Austin
1 month ago
Type
Regular Full-Time
Shift
Second shift

Overview

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 specimens 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.  

Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

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 key.

 

EXPERIENCE: 

Preferred – Two years of laboratory training or experience in specimen collection and processing. Data entry experience in a production environment.

Additional Information

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

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