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Specimen Processor

  • Job ID: 985541409
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 2:00pm to 10:30pm
  • Shift: Evening Job
  • Facility: UPMC Mercy
  • Department: Automated Testing
  • Location: 1400 Locust Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $14.54 to $22.79 / hour

Description

UPMC Mercy is hiring a full-time, evening shift Specimen Processor to support the Automated Testing Laboratory! This role will be scheduled 40 hours per week from 2:00pm to 10:30pm with every other weekend and holiday responsibilities. 

 

UPMC is Pennsylvania’s largest nongovernmental employer with endless opportunities, and we offer a competitive benefits package that few employers can match. If you're someone who has medical terminology knowledge, basic computer skills and customer service skills, we want to hear from you!


Purpose:

Receive, sort, identify, process, and distribute specimens to all technical sections. Enter requisition information and patient results into the computer system; call statistical results, answer phone, code charge slips, train new employees and perform related clerical duties.

Responsibilities:
  • Demonstrate service orientation approach by conveying courtesy, respect, enthusiasm and a positive attitude in work situations. 
  • Show initiative and offer assistance in the completion of the department's work.
  • Monitor pneumatic tube and courier deliveries to ensure timely processing of specimens.
  • Investigate and resolve any requesting mistakes or other specimen problems. Request assistance when needed. 
  • Complete quality forms for unacceptable specimens, requesting errors or other problems. 
  • Separate by centrifugation. 
  • Label appropriate aliquot tubes and transfer as defined by policy; store samples at the appropriate temperature.
  • Determine and enter the specimen receive time into the computer. 
  • Answer all telephone inquiries concerning proper specimen collection, result, and normal range information.
  • Follow all regulations regarding health and safety concerning the handling of biohazardous patient samples or sharps to prevent exposure.
  • Verify patient specimens such as blood, urine and other body fluids with requisitions or labels, making certain that information on the specimens match any paperwork received and correct specimen.
  • Properly request in the Laboratory Information System if needed.
  • Prepare, package and send specimens to outside locations as needed.
  • Receive, sort and prioritize ALL specimens according to the laboratory policies. Share specimens as necessary. 
  • Notify supervisor of problems and of any requests that need credited or clarified.
  • Disinfect the work area after shift and during shift, if needed.  
  • Participates in the orientation and training of new laboratory specimen processors.  
  • Perform routine technical and related clerical duties as directed.

Qualifications


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