Catholic Health Initiatives Specimen Processor Full Time Evenings - St Joseph Medical Center Lab in TACOMA, Washington
Specimen Processor Full Time Evenings - St Joseph Medical Center Lab
CHI Franciscan Health has exciting and rewarding careers with competitive salaries and benefits. We are a family of hospitals, health care services, and medical providers delivering compassionate care to people throughout the South Puget Sound. We are part of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the country.
Our mission is to deliver high quality care that meets our patients' medical needs while providing emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families. We believe this three-part approach — physical, emotional, and spiritual — is essential to healing the whole person. Come join our team!
Performs 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.
Accesses 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.
High school diploma (or GED equivalent) required.
Previous work experience in a clinical hospital or referral laboratory setting is preferred.
Job Clinical Support
Primary Location WASHINGTON-TACOMA-ST JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER
Daily Schedule 1430-2300
Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80
Weekends Required Every Other
Req ID: 2018-R0154876