Job Description

Job Title: Senior Specimen Processor
Job ID: 200000DY
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 1500-2330, Every 3rd Saturday
Shift: Evening Job
Facility: UPMC Pinnacle Hospitals
Department: Lab Tissue Pathology
Location: 111 South Front Street, Harrisburg PA 17105

Description

UPMC Harrisburg is hiring a Senior Specimen Processor!

Perform the duties of a Laboratory Specimen Processor regularly. Assist the section supervisor in organizing and monitoring the work of subordinates and assist in training new Laboratory Specimen Processors.

Responsibilities:
  • Participates in or conducts special projects or time studies by request. Collects, records and analyzes processing data.
  • All duties of a Specimen Processor including: Demonstrates service orientation approach by conveying courtesy, respect, enthusiasm and a positive attitude in work situations. Shows initiative and offers assistance in the completion of the department's work.
  • Ensures that adequate quantities of supplies are available for efficient operations, inventory supplies and informs supervisor of needs.
  • Provides advice and/or assistance to new employees and co-workers in the performance of non-routine/difficult duties. Trouble shoots and helps resolve complex specimen problems to promote quality assurance.
  • Participates in hospital committees and lab work groups
  • Maintains a `solid/strong? or higher rating (preferred) during annual Performance Appraisals, with no `marginal? ratings. No active corrective actions.
  • Assists management in ensuring that processing duties are performed according to procedures and established guidelines
  • Performs non-lab activities as required (such as Specimen Registrations) and maintains competency for assigned procedures.
  • Organizes and processes research studies according to policy where required. Coordinates processing of specimens sent to reference laboratories.
  • Able to competently manage 85% of any processing responsibilities. Preferable to be proficient in 100%.

Qualifications

  • High school graduate. 
  • Two years of experience as a laboratory specimen processor (preferably in the host laboratory) in order to acquire a thorough knowledge of sectional policies and procedures. 
  • Effective troubleshooting and interpersonal skills.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $13.97 to $22.37 / hour

    Union Position: No

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