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Specimen Processor

Company: Catholic Health Initiative
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

Responsibilities

Job SummaryPerforms laboratory specimen receiving, processing, and distribution functions to maintain efficient and productive operations within the laboratory. Work includes: 1) receiving and processing laboratory specimens and ensuring specimen viability is maintained, 2) performing patient data, order entry and result distribution, 3) ensuring specimen adequacy for all testing both in-house as well as referral testing and 4) ensuring samples are properly prepared and are available at the specified testing bench or courier staging area for pickup.

Work requires: 1) ability to communicate effectively, 2) exemplify customer service and 3) knowledge of laboratory procedures and equipment, accessioning, verifying specimens and specimen requirements, and skills in using a laboratory information system.

Essential DutiesAccesses hospital and lab information system programs to perform ordering, sample labeling, log-in, test cancellation, test add-on, etc. and final disposition into the sample inventory system/storage program.Performs processing duties and prepares samples for testing to include: validating patient identity, labeling, centrifugation, aliquoting, and preserving sample integrity. Test ready samples are delivered for testing or packaged for dispatch following specific guidelines.Performs urine drug screen collection and breath alcohol testing.Provides communications support using established customer service standards.Cultural Sensitivity and Competence: Demonstrates proper use of communication tools/materials for effective communication and understands how the culture(s) of patient populations can affect communication, collaboration and the provision of care, treatment and services. Patient Population Served: Demonstrates knowledge and proper skills associated with the department's defined specific populations served.Performs related duties as required.

Qualifications

Education/ExperienceHigh school diploma (or GED equivalent) required. Previous work experience in a clinical hospital or referral laboratory setting is preferred.

License/CertificationNone

Keywords: Catholic Health Initiative, Tacoma , Specimen Processor, Other , Tacoma, Washington

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