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Job Description

Job Title: Senior Specimen Processor/Specimen Processor
Job ID: 868665202
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 10:00pm to 6:00am
Shift: Night Job
Facility: UPMC Mercy
Department: Automated Testing
Location: 1400 Locust Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219

Description

UPMC Mercy is a hiring a full-time Senior Specimen Processor or Specimen Processor to support the Automated Testing Lab! This role will be scheduled night shift from 10:00pm to 6:00am with rotating weekend and holiday responsibilities. If you're someone who has medical terminology knowledge, basic computer skills and customer service skills, we want to hear from you!

UPMC is Pennsylvania’s largest nongovernmental employer with endless opportunities. We offer a competitive benefits package that few employers can match and have a career ladder in place that provides growth opportunities for lab associates to enjoy more professional challenges, promotional opportunities and career enhancement. Apply today to find out where your career can take you!

Applicants will be placed into the appropriate job title and salary based on their individual experience and education. The Specimen Processor salary starts at $14.54/hour.

Purpose:

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

Senior Specimen Processor:
  • 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.
Specimen Processor:
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Three to six months of experience in a clinical laboratory, physician's office, or other medical environment preferred, including knowledge of or experience in Medical Terminology and Laboratory Information systems.
  • Good oral and written communication skills required. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all age groups and populations of external and internal customers (as well as co-workers) both by telephone and in person.
Applicants will be placed into the appropriate job title and salary based on their individual experience and education.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34 Required
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Salary Range: $14.83 to $23.24 / hour

Union Position: No

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