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Position Details

Department: PCH-MAIN | Lab Pre Analytics
Category: Laboratory/Pathology
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 722646
Date Posted: 1/17/2023
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 Pre-Analytics Lead has advanced certification in phlebotomy. 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. Participate in day-to-day pre-analytical sample processing, ensuring all activities are performed and documented according to the established policies and procedures and align with corporate goals.
    • 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. Serve as a liaison between processing and various functional groups including, but not limited to, laboratory leadership, nursing, core analytical lab, microbiology, blood bank, surgical pathology, histology, biorepository, cytology, billing and quality to report and address immediate issues or concerns.
  3. Assist Supervisor with implementation of training plans and checklists to ensure compliance with corporate policies and procedures; oversee training on a variety of tasks including phlebotomy, specimen processing, specimen send-outs, as well as sweat and breath collection.
  4. Provides technical assistance to phlebotomists/ processing in the performance of their duties; collects and prepares patient samples according to SOP and resolves test order issues to include order entry, data verification, accessioning
  5. Collaborates in hospital and department operational and quality improvement initiatives
  6. Maintain morale and support employee engagement initiatives.
  7. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as requested.
  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
2. Graduate of a Phlebotomy Technician Program or Certificate of Completion in Phlebotomy Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Three 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. Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook). Required
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Climbing Occasionally
2. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) Constantly
3. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) Constantly
4. Physical Requirement - Hearing Constantly
5. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling Occasionally
6. Physical Requirement - Reaching Frequently
7. Physical Requirement - Sitting Frequently
8. Physical Requirement - Standing Constantly
9. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling Frequently
10. Physical Requirement - Talking Constantly
11. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling Occasionally
12. Physical Requirement - Walking Constantly
13. Physical Requirement - Near Vision Constantly
14. Physical Requirement - Far Vision Constantly
15. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination Constantly
16. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment Constantly
17. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance Frequently
18. Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance Frequently
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Outdoor weather conditions Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme temperatures Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Confined areas Applicable
23. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - High places Applicable
24. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme noise levels Applicable
25. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases Applicable
26. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid Applicable
27. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles Applicable
28. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure Applicable
29. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Radiation exposure Applicable
30. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Toxic or caustic chemicals Applicable
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