Sonic Healthcare USA

  • Laboratory Specimen Processor

    Job Location US-TX-Austin
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3 weeks ago)
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Shift
    First 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. 

     

    REPORTS TO:  Pre-Analytical Supervisor or other designated manager

     

    POSITION(S) SUPERVISED:  None

     

    CAREER PATH OPPORTUNITIES:  Ability to advance to Pre-Analytical Supervisor

    Responsibilities

    JOB FUNCTIONS/DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

    This section is used to detail the functions/duties/responsibilities of the position and to initially assess the employee’s level of competency in each of the job functions as outlined.  Essential job functions are those responsibilities with greater than 10% priority weight.  All high risk/high volume and high risk/low volume areas will be reviewed on an annual basis on the employee’s Performance Development Map.

    Job Function/Duties/Responsibilities

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    1.      Maintains the following departmental programs

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

     

    b.     Maintains departmental quality assurance and quality control programs

     

    c.     Follows and enforces all safety, infection control and OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen guidelines

     

    2.    Utilizes technical skills and abilities to process and data enter lab requests

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    a.     Follow lab procedure for specimen processing

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

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

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

     

    b.     Strives to maintain a positive and harmonious work environment

     

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

     

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

     

    e.     Follows all company policies and procedures

     

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

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    Qualifications

    POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:  None

     

    EDUCATION:   High School Diploma or GED

     

    EXPERIENCE: 

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

     

    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.

    LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:  None

     

    ENVIRONMENTAL AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS/HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS:

     

    HAZARDS:

     

     

     

    Exposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergents

     

     

     

    Exposure to x-ray/electromagnetic energy

     

     

     

    Exposure to extreme conditions, hot/cold

     

     

     

    Exposure to high pitched noises

     

     

     

    Exposure to dust/fumes/helicopter

     

    X

     

    Exposure to communicable diseases

     

    X

     

    Exposure to moving mechanical parts

     

    X

     

    Blood borne pathogen exposure

     

    X

     

    Exposure to potential electrical shock

     

     

     

    Gaseous risk exposure

     

     

     

    Adverse weather conditions

     

     

     

    Muddy roads impassable to car

     

     

     

    Exposure to laser beams

     

     

     

     

     

     

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

                                                             Some     None       Freq.                                                               Some        None      Freq.

     

    LIFTING / CARRYING

     

     

     

     

     

    X

     

    Repetitive arm/hand movements

     

     

     

     

     

    X

     

    PUSHING / PULLING

     

     

     

     

     

    X

     

    Eye-hand-foot coordination

    X

     

     

     

     

     

    STOOPING, KNEELING, BENDING

     

    X

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MANUAL DEXTERITY (eye/hand coordination)

     

     

     

     

     

    X

     

    CRAWLING

     

     

     

    X

     

     

     

    FINGER DEXTERITY

     

     

     

     

     

    X

     

    CLIMBING

     

     

     

    X

     

     

     

    COLOR VISION

     

     

     

     

     

    X

     

    BALANCE

     

     

     

    X

     

     

     

    VISION ACUITY - far

     

    X

     

     

     

     

     

    DEPTH PERCEPTION

     

     

     

     

     

    X

     

    VISION ACUITY - near

     

     

     

     

     

    X

     

    HEARING ACUITY

     

     

     

     

     

    X

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL REQUIREMENTS:                 

    X

     

    Manage stress appropriately

    X

     

    Make decisions under pressure

     

     

     

    Manage anger / fear / hostility / violence of others

    X

     

    Handle multiple priorities

    X

     

    Work alone

    X

     

    Work in confined and / or crowded areas

     

     

    WORKING CONDITIONS:                                                                                          

    ( X  ) INSIDE: Spends approximately 38 hours or more per week inside

    (     ) OUTSIDE: Spend approximately 2 hours per week outside (driving/running work related errands)

    (     ) BOTH: The activities occur inside and outside in approximately equal amounts

    WORK POSITIONS (defined in 10% increments of work time):      Sitting   20%      Standing   40%   Walking   40%       

     

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

    (     ) SEDENTARY WORK: Lifting 10 lbs. maximum and occasional lifting and/or carrying articles

    (     ) LIGHT WORK: Lifting 20 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying articles weighing up to 10 lbs

    ( X  ) MEDIUM WORK: Lifting 50 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 lbs

    (     ) HEAVY WORK: Lifting 100 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying objects weighing up to 50 lbs

    (     ) VERY HEAVY WORK: Lifting objects in excess of 100 lbs. with frequent lifting and/or carrying of  objects weighing more than  50 lbs

    (       ) Ability to lift, push, and pull with assistance (mechanical or co-worker) the weight of an average patient specific to the department 

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