Catholic Health Initiatives SPECIMEN PROCESSOR - Consolidated Lab - PT evenings in OMAHA, Nebraska

SPECIMEN PROCESSOR - Consolidated Lab - PT evenings


CHI Health is a regional health network with a unified mission: nurturing the healing ministry of the Church while creating healthier communities. Headquartered in Omaha, the combined organization consists of 15 hospitals, two stand-alone behavioral health facilities and more than 150 employed physician practice locations in Nebraska and southwestern Iowa. More than 12,000 employees comprise the workforce of this network that includes 2,820 licensed beds and serves as the primary teaching partner of Creighton University’s health sciences schools. In fiscal year 2014, the organization provided a combined $149.3 million in quantified community benefit including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. With locations stretching from Kearney, Neb. to Missouri Valley, Iowa, the health network is the largest in Nebraska and serves residents of Nebraska and southwest Iowa. For more information, visit online at


  1. Demonstrates knowledge of test requirements, stability limits, specimen integrity, specimen identification and preparation of specimens for testing and transport. Demonstrates competency in all required computer functions, perform registrations, order tests, specimen log in, transfer of specimens and maintains confidentiality of patient information. Accurately identifies and labels specimens according to procedure. Can identify, investigate and solve problems when appropriate. Demonstrates competency in answering questions regarding specimen requirements/ status/routing, and transfers calls to technical staff or client services when appropriate. Answers telephone using key phrasing in a prompt and courteous manner.

  2. Follows Lean Principles and standard work, laboratory procedures and policies. Adheres to First in First Out and supports and dispatches labels in accordance with Lean Principles and prioritizes sensitive specimens when necessary. Gives constructive input to improve processes. Provides input to help develop and follows Job Guidance Sheets.

  3. Meet department defined turnaround times by working collaboratively with all parts of the process. Recognizes and participates in process improvement opportunities. Demonstrates continued improvement in registration and ordering accuracy.

  4. Participates in all safety, security, and infection control programs that are mandatory as well as participation of departmental meetings, inservices and campus meetings where appropriate. Completes all required laboratory and system competencies, continuing education in a timely manner. Follows all regulatory guidelines including CAP, JCAHO.




No experience necessary; interest in biological science is a benefit.


A minimum of a high school degree or equivalent is required.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities :

Knowledge of Windows-based software preferred. Typing skills. Good organizational skills. Must possess a strong knowledge of applicable laws, guidelines, and professional standards. Excellent communication skills. Must demonstrate personal traits of a high-level commitment, motivation and energy; team orientation; professionalism; trust; personal honesty and integrity. Demonstrate an appreciation of the high value of others as well as an attitude of dignity and respect toward others. Ability to use general clerical equipment, telephones, and computers is required.

Working Conditions:

Normal laboratory environment. Exposure to chemical and biological hazards. Routine periods of sitting, walking, and standing required.

Job Laboratory


Daily Schedule M-F 1030a-330p

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 56

Weekends Required Every Third

Req ID: 2017-R0120322