Reference Lab Specialist

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  • Savannah, GA
  • SJH - Laboratory Outreach Services
  • Full Time - Evenings
  • Req #: PR17860-11634
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  • Position Summary
    • Serves as primary link for customers to laboratory service. Performs patient registration, order entry and order review recommending appropriate process changes. Prints custom requisitions, dispatches couriers, distributes reports, answers client telephone inquiries, and processes requests for client supplies. Processes patient specimens using computerized systems. Collects blood and other specimens from neonates, infants, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients. Successfully performs capillary punctures, using sound judgement to make decisions about acceptability of sample type, volume, and integrity. Follows written guidelines for identifying patients and labeling specimens.
  • Education
    • Certificate - Preferred
  • Experience
    • 1 Year Phlebotomy - Preferred
  • License & Certification
    • Valid driver's license and clean driving record required
  • Core Job Functions
    • Organizes daily workload to achieve acceptable performance outcomes, recognizing weak areas and implementing appropriate resolution. Adapts readily to changes in workload and stressful situations, demonstrates confident and supportive behavior. Shows initiative to know where the focus is needed.        
    • People are greeted promptly and courteously, making every effort to always attempt to understand the customer’s needs and responds accordingly. Answers telephone queries courteously and efficiently.  Performs patient registration quickly and accurately utilizing Meditech or other applications to ensure proper billing and report routing.  Performs general lab duties Maintains working area in an organized and sanitary condition.  Assists in training new co-workers, documenting training.  Verify receipt of specimens into the proper areas of testing and placing appropriate samples onto instrumentation for testing.  Handling quality control issues with specimen integrity using established guidelines.   Assists Medical technologist with other specimen duties as assigned.
    • Ensure all testing ordered that has to be sent out to referral laboratories is completed to include correct specimen sent timely and results in the LIS. Pending logs are pulled consistently to ensure completion. Area is kept compliant to include temperature documentation, "new" tests are sent to be built as needed, and irregular ordering patterns are noted.  Area is kept stocked.        
    • Verifies patient identification prior to specimen collection and properly labels specimen at bedside and chair side using standard method documented in procedure manual(s). Performs venipuncture an capillary collections on adults and children. Specimen collections, with actual collection times are verified within designated time frame.
    • Coordinates and logs the efficient dispatch/routing couriers to ensure prompt pick-up of laboratory specimens. Performs appropriate quality checks in physician offices and upon receipt in laboratory, adhering to specimen handling procedures so that accurate results are obtained. Properly documents supply requests from clients, coordinates delivery and communicates with client if supplies will be delayed.               

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