Pathology Aide - Sterling - job 853389

Lifespan

Date: 06/11/2021

City: Sterling, Connecticut

Employment type: Full-time

Summary:

Under the general supervision of and reports to the Pathology Manager and within Hospital and department policies and detailed instructions and procedures performs routine preparatory work for Technicians and Technologists and routine service duties in maintaining the laboratory areas in a clean and orderly fashion. Incumbents may perform any combination of the following duties depending on the area assigned.



Responsibilities:

Receives and accessions specimens for processing paying attention to the demographic information on the requisition slip and specimen label. Also checks specimens prior to testing using established procedures for specimen integrity and suitability for testing.



Logs blood units into computer system takes temperatures records receipt of supplies rotates stock loads and unloads blood cultures and performs limited function (waived) testing. Enters necessary information on log sheets and/or into the laboratory computer system.



Performs a variety of clerical duties including duties associated with coding and billing. Prepares and maintains detailed records of laboratory procedure requests and results; coding outpatient billing forms and generates appropriate billing data.



Answers telephone and responds to general and specific information requests. Responds to and assists in tracking and resolving lab related problems and concerns.



Ensures all actions are in compliance with confidentiality policies and in accordance with the Standard Operating procedures.



Employs precautionary measures in handing and disposal of blood specimens and materials following all general safety regulations and procedures.



Carries out and documents quality control and maintenance procedures.



Notifies supervisor of any equipment malfunctions or unacceptable quality control results as established for each quality control procedure.



Keeps all areas clean while working and performs regularly scheduled cleaning duties such as cleaning the plasma thaw bath and disinfection of blood storage refrigerators.



Performs other duties as assigned.



BASIC KNOWLEDGE:

The level of knowledge gained from the completion of High School with some course work in the fields of biology and chemistry.



Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to patients with consideration of aging processes human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.



General knowledge of variety of laboratory tests and procedures for obtaining and handling laboratory specimens for processing within various sections of laboratory in order to respond to requests for information; to receive prepare and distribute specimens to appropriate laboratories; to identify specimens requiring special handling; to be knowledgeable in the use of universal precautions.



Organizational and clerical skills to maintain a variety of logs and records.



Ability to operate a personal computer.



Interpersonal and communication skills to exchange factual information with physicians nurses external laboratories etc. regarding laboratory services test results and test procedures.



EXPERIENCE:

At least one year progressively more responsible related experience to become familiar with various laboratories procedures for handling specimens and entering test orders into the computer system.



WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Works in the laboratory where there is some exposure to unpleasant odors infectious materials toxins and other hazardous material.



Hazards are minimized by adherence to established safety precautions and procedures.



Sits stands and walks intermittently throughout the day.



Physical ability needed to lift and carry laboratory equipment and materials.



SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: None.



Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status. Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.



Location: Rhode Island Hospital USA: RI: Providence



Work Type: Full Time



Shift: Shift 1



Union: IBT




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