Position Details

Department: Lab - Processing
Category: Laboratory/Pathology
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 487837
Date Posted: 12/5/2019
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

This position performs a variety of routine laboratory specimen processing functions from patients of all ages to provide data for use in diagnosis and treatment of disease. This position also assumes a leadership role in daily operations, problem resolution, technical guidance, and compliance with regulatory standards. The Laboratory Assistant, Lead has advanced certification in the area directly related to their job responsibilities, such as phlebotomy or laboratory assisting. This position receives supervision of completed work activities from the Supervisor and provides supervisory support as needed.

PCH Values

  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

Position Duties

  1. Processes patient specimens according to established quality standards, methods and practices to prepare them for send out and/or in-house laboratory testing.
    • Demonstrates competency with Sunquest/Smarterm.
    • Electronically receives specimens accurately.
    • Work is performed timely and efficiently.
    • Send out specimens are prepared for shipping accurately and thoroughly.
  2. Performs regular instrument maintenance and troubleshooting (centrifuge, printer, etc) in accordance with instructions for safe and continuous operations.
    • Items such as centrifuges, refrigerators and printers are used, maintained and kept clean as per policy
  3. Demonstrates professional customer service.
    • Answers department telephones while providing professional, timely and accurate information.
  4. Participates in the evaluation and/or development of new procedures, instrumentation and quality improvement initiatives and assists in creating changes to increase department effectiveness
    • Incorporates all appropriate factors when determining specimen quality for testing.
    • Understands how to research specimen requirements
  5. Assists in developing and maintaining related policies and guidelines; employs policies and procedures, regulatory guidelines, and professional standards to validate current practice requirements and support of overall organizational values and mission.
  6. Assists other staff with work assignments, as appropriate.
  7. Provides leadership support and oversees work activities of assigned staff to ensure achievement of established goals, objectives, and outcomes; provides guidance, mentoring, and direction as appropriate for ongoing staff development.
  8. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. High school diploma or equivalent Required
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Five years or more in Laboratory Processing and/or Phlebotomy experience Required
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Current certification in laboratory assisting or phlebotomy through ASCP or other certification agency Required
2. American Soc Clinical Pathology Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
Special Skills
1. This position does not require any specific skills Required
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) Constantly
2. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) Constantly
3. Physical Requirement - Hearing Constantly
4. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling Occasionally
5. Physical Requirement - Reaching Frequently
6. Physical Requirement - Sitting Frequently
7. Physical Requirement - Standing Constantly
8. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling Frequently
9. Physical Requirement - Talking Constantly
10. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling Occasionally
11. Physical Requirement - Walking Constantly
12. Physical Requirement - Near Vision Constantly
13. Physical Requirement - Far Vision Constantly
14. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination Constantly
15. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment Constantly
16. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance Frequently
17. Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance Frequently
18. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment Applicable
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Outdoor weather conditions Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme temperatures Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Confined areas Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - High places Applicable
23. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme noise levels Applicable
24. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases Applicable
25. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid Applicable
26. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles Applicable
27. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure Applicable
28. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Radiation exposure Applicable
29. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Toxic or caustic chemicals Applicable
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