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Specimen Processor

St Joseph Medical Center Tacoma, Washington
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Requisition ID 2022-248327 Employment Type Full Time Department Laboratory Services Hours/Pay Period 80 Shift Evening Weekly Schedule 4:00pm-12:30am Remote No Category Administrative and Clerical
Overview

In 2020 united in a fierce commitment to deliver the highest quality care and exceptional patient experience Virginia Mason and CHI Franciscan Health came together as natural partners to build a new health system centered around the patient: Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. Our combined system builds upon the scale and expertise of our nearly 300 sites of care including 11 hospitals and nearly 5000 physicians and providers. Together we are empowered to make an even greater impact on the health and well-being of our communities.

As a part of our organization, we currently offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive starting wages (DOE) and training to grow within the company
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Flexible health spending accounts (FSA)
  • Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement Programs
  • Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
  • Care@Work premium account for additional support with children, pets, dependent adults, and 
  • household needs
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family
  • Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identify Theft
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Wellness Program
  • Commute Trip Reduction Program - Earn cash back for participation!

Responsibilities

Job Summary
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.

Essential Duties
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.


Qualifications

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

License/Certification
None

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