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Lead Specimen Processor

Company: TridentCare
Location: San Leandro
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Essential Position Duties Monitors the training of new personnel and assess competency of current staff. Identifies and pursues improvement needs for staff. Provides coaching and mentoring when appropriate. Monitors workflow and prioritizes stat and urgent test requests. Suggests schedule changes to Manager and re-assigns staff as needed. Addresses issues and resolves problems with the computers, faxes and printers in the processing department. Resolves QAR report. Responsible for HIV & Exposure panel result reporting. Receives specimens and checks all specimens for correct name and tests ordered. Ensures adequacy and appropriateness of sample received. Labels and aliquots specimens as needed. Centrifuges specimens as needed. Numbers urine specimens for both urinalysis and cultures. Pours off specimens and plants urine cultures. If pertinent to Regional workflow Numbers all other culture specimens and enters requisitions. Prepares them to be planted. Plant microbiology specimens according to written protocols. Sorts and triages specimens. Enters client and specimen data into the computer. Ensures accuracy of information entered. Reviews patient Requisition Log and makes corrections as needed. Answers telephone to assist with client or phlebotomist questions regarding specimen requirements and turnaround times of tests. Wears all protective equipment as dictated by policy. Follows all safety protocols as outlined in the safety manual. Performs other duties as assigned by Manager.Compliance Responsibilities Complies with applicable legal requirements, standards, and procedures including, but not limited to, those within the Compliance Process, Code of Conduct, and HIPAA. Participates in required orientation, Compliance and HIPAA training programs. Cooperates with monitoring and audit functions and investigations. Participates, as required, in process improvement responsibilities.POSITION QUALIFICATIONS Core Competencies/Skill Sets Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent organizational skills. Exercises accuracy and precision in completion of prescribed tasks and treatments.Professional Experience/Educational Requirements High school diploma or equivalent. Two years or prior sample processing experience in a clinical laboratory; U.S. Laboratories processing department experience strongly preferred. Data entry/computer skills required.Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: TridentCare, San Leandro , Lead Specimen Processor, Other , San Leandro, California

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