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Senior Specimen Processor, UPMC Harrisburg

  • Job ID: 418121392
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Evening Job
  • Facility: UPMC Pinnacle Hospitals
  • Department: Lab Accession
  • Location: 111 South Front Street, Harrisburg PA 17105
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $16.28 to $24.44 / hour

Description

Purpose:
The Senior Specimen Processor will 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:
Clearances must be dated within 90 days
 

  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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