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Lab Processing Assistant

Company: Carle Health
Location: Urbana
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

















Position Summary:




The Processing Lab Assistant receives all laboratory specimens arriving from hospital, clinic and branches. Verifies that acceptance criteria are met with regard to patient identification, suitable specimen types, and recommends method of transport/storage. Performs registration and order entry functions as needed.









Qualifications:




EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
H.S. Diploma/GED

CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
None Specified

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
None Specified










Essential Functions:




  • Provides information to providers and phlebotomists regarding specimen requirements and tests.
  • Receives and processes incoming lab specimens as appropriate.
  • Assesses all specimens for appropriate labeling, specimen type and shipping conditions.
  • Performs specimen registration and order entry in the EMR and Laboratory computer systems.
  • Performs specimen processing and preparation as needed.
  • May perform testing as assigned and in accordance with established protocols.
  • Trains new staff members.
    • Able to work in a fast-paced, high volume environment.
    • Receives and processes incoming lab specimens as appropriate. Specimen types include but are not limited to blood, urine, stool, and body fluids.
    • Assesses all specimens for appropriate labeling, specimen type and shipping conditions. Completes event reporting for specimens not meeting requirements.
    • Performs specimen registration in the electronic medical record and order entry and specimen receiving in the Laboratory computer system.
    • Performs specimen processing and preparation as needed. Ensures proper specimen type, container and storage temperature for tests performed by Carle lab and those sent to reference labs.
    • Loads samples onto laboratory instrumentation in accordance with established protocols.









      We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Carle Health participates in E-Verify and may provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. - For more information: human.resources@carle.com.



      Effective September 20, 2021, the COVID 19 vaccine is required for all new Carle Health team members. Requests for medical or religious exemption will be permitted.























Keywords: Carle Health, Champaign , Lab Processing Assistant, Healthcare , Urbana, Illinois

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