Physician's Automated Laboratory, Inc. CCPL Processor in San Luis Obispo, California

Monday - Friday 2:00PM -10:45PM

Job Description

Job Title: Specimen Processor

Reports To: Processing Supervisor

Status: Non Exempt

General Description and Essential Functions

  • Responsible for the proper identification of patients and specimens following CCPL policy and procedure for patient identification and labeling.

  • Responsible for proper collection and handling and post care of patients and patient samples.

  • Responsible for accurate accessioning and logging in of patient specimens and challenges.

  • Properly inputs patient demographics, correct codes (test, diagnoses) and provider in the laboratory computer system.

  • Properly utilizes Personal Protective Equipment and follows guidelines for sharps safety. Follows all Standard Precaution guidelines.

  • Organizes and coordinates specimens, and paperwork, including: filing, sorting and storing of specimens to ensure materials can be located immediately.

  • Ensures proper facility maintenance and cleanliness by participating in the daily checking and cleaning of equipment and work areas. For example: following proper protocol for charting of temperatures, cleaning, disinfecting and disposal.

  • Monitors inventory levels. Counts orders upon receipt and stores in designated storage area same day as delivery

  • Demonstrates safe practices as trained and participates in on-going safety training per CCPL policy

  • Responsible for customer service such as answering and returning phone calls. Promotes a positive image of CCPL through professional, efficient and pleasant interactions with patients, physicians, provider’s staff and co-workers.

  • Organizes and prepares specimens for couriers to deliver to the laboratory or reference laboratories.

  • Audits patient's requisitions with 100% accuracy.

  • Responsible for filling supply orders for the patient service centers.

  • Participates in the orientation and training of new laboratory employees.

  • Identifies and resolves situations needing special attention.

  • Ensures proper billing information is communicated to billing department.

  • Communicates all customer service issues to supervisor or laboratory manager.

  • Follows all HIPPA and Compliance protocols.

  • In addition to an employees work schedule, this position may require employees to work weekends, split shifts, and holidays if needed by the company. Other duties may apply as necessaryPhysical Capabilities

    • Light physical effort (lift/carry up to 25 lbs.)
  • Occasional reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, and crouching

  • Frequent, prolonged standing/sitting/walking

  • Must be able to see, hear, and respond adequately

  • Extensive computer work

  • Frequent use of telephone and fax

  • Occasional travel required to interact with Division personnel and/or attend meetings, educational trainingWork Experience and Educational Requirement

    • Knowledge of basic laboratory preferred
  • Ability to work the computer system, analyzer machines, telephones, copy and fax machines.

  • If employee is required to operate a company vehicle for the performance of their duties, they must meet applicable company insurance guidelines, including a DMV record comparable to that of a Transportation Courier.

  • High school graduate or GED required. Associates of Science Degree or Bachelors of Science degree from accredited college or university preferred.

  • Shift: Evening

External Company Name: Physician's Automated Laboratory, Inc.

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