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Specimen Prep Technician

Company: Sonora Quest
Location: Sun City
Posted on: July 12, 2021

Job Description:

Primary City/State: Phoenix, Arizona Department Name: Specimen Proc-Ref Lab Work Shift: Evening Job Category: Lab Support Did you know that laboratory results impact 75% of the medical diagnostic process? All the data entry our Specimen Processing Technicians perform plays a critical role in helping physicians provide accurate diagnosis and medical treatment. So, what does a Specimen Processing Technician? - Accurately enters patient information and lab test information into the company's lab system as lab specimens arrive at our laboratory.
- Verifies accuracy of entered information.
- Delivers specimens to the technical floor in a timely manner.
- Complies with all safety rules, and follows defined safety practices.
- May need to pour specimens (blood, urine, etc.) into containers for testing purposes. Who you are: - Detail oriented and comfortable working in a fast paced environment.
- Comfortable sitting and typing during your entire shift. At times you may help sort out specimens which will require standing for long periods of time.
- Comfortable with set structure and following procedures - A team player who is aware that your work is critical in helping medical providers and hospitals provide excellent patient care. Who you are not: - Someone who is grossed out by blood, urine, body parts, or working with anything the human body can produce.
- Overwhelmed by a fast-paced environment.
- Uncomfortable typing information on keyboard for long periods of time. Data entry work is not your thing.
- Unfamiliar navigating through different screens on the computer.
- Uncomfortable with set schedules and showing up to work on time. Position pays $14.15 for hours worked between 5 PM and 6AM (this rate already includes a shift differential). We are hiring for Full Time Evening shift working from 5PM to 1:30AM M-F POSITION SUMMARY This position is responsible for the receipt of biological specimens into the department, their proper entry into the company's computer system, the preparation of samples for analytical testing, the distribution of these specimens to the proper analytical area, and archiving specimens after testing. This position reports to Specimen Processing Supervisor, and takes direction from Senior Specimen Preparation Technicians, and Specimen Preparation Coordinators. CORE FUNCTIONS 1.Enters and verifies patient demographics, location, physician data, tests requested, time and date of collection, appropriate clinical information and all other pertinent data found on requisitions submitted. Verifies accuracy of entered information. Verifies appropriateness of specimens received. Aliquots and labels specimens according to established departmental procedures and practices; delivers specimens to the technical floor in a timely manner. 2.Focuses on quality by ensuring that all work performed is accurate and complete. Maintains familiarity with departmental procedures Meets or exceeds department quality performance metrics on all work performed. Documents performance to immediate supervisor or coordinator as required by established methods and practices. Follows established procedures and methods. Complies with all safety rules, and follows defined safety practices. 3.Participates in departmental financial monitoring and improvement. Supports waste reduction and expense reduction programs. Assists supervisor and manager in monitoring and controlling expenses throughout the year. 4.Meets departmental standards for productivity as currently defined. Provides basic technical support for less experienced Specimen Preparation Technicians, answers questions and directs them to appropriate resources. Responsible for maintaining technical competence in all assigned tasks, and verifying competence annually. 5.Communicates courteously and professionally with internal and external customers. Interacts with co-workers with an emphasis on teamwork and a focus on customer service. 6.Supports and exhibits behaviors consistent with the Company's Mission, Vision and Values. Follows the guidelines of the Code of Conduct. Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - Minimum age requirement of 18.
- Must be a high school graduate, or have achieved equivalency through GED exam or other means.
- Good reading, writing and math abilities are required.
- Oral and written communication skills sufficient to understand written and spoken instructions in English.
- Good organization skills are also required.
- Must meet all training competency qualifications for Specimen Preparation Technician within six months of hire.
- Experience considered in lieu of education. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS - Six (6) months' experience in a laboratory or key encoding environment.
- Some college education.
- Typing/keyboarding skills of minimum 25 wpm, demonstrated by completion of a typing/keyboarding test.

Keywords: Sonora Quest, Sun City , Specimen Prep Technician, Other , Sun City, Arizona

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