Central Processing Clerk

Waterbury Hospital Waterbury , CT 06701

Posted 1 week ago

SCOPE OF POSITION: Processes patient specimens and prepares them for testing by the Laboratory departments.This includes patient registration, test ordering, labeling of specimens, centrifugation and preparing specimens for the Laboratory departments. ? RESPONSIBILITIES: # Enter patient registration information into HIS from paper registration form or by direct interview of patient. Recognizes incomplete information on Laboratory requisitions takes proper steps to resolve the problem. Processes orders for Laboratory testing using established order entry procedures in HIS and/or LIS.Prioritizes processing of specimens and performs all aspects of specimen handling, including labeling, # Accessioning and centrifugation, according to established procedures for the patient population served including neonate, infant, child, adolescent, adult and older adult. Evaluates specimen integrity and correctly handles specimens to expedite testing process. If previously trained as a phlebotomist, maintains competency in phlebotomy for cross coverage purposes.Process specimens for reference laboratory testing for the patient population served including neonate, infant, child, adolescent, adult and older adult. Arrange for courier service as needed. Enter and/or verify test results from reference laboratory testing.Maintain work areas in a sanitary condition. Perform equipment maintenance as scheduled. Follows # Universal Precautions at all times.Answer phone inquiries regarding specimen collection and handling and/or patient test results for the patient population served including neonate, infant, child, adolescent, adult and older adult. Maintain a working knowledge of both HIS and LIS; including downtime procedures for both computer systems. Promotes effective working relationships and works effectively with coworkers to facilitate the departments # ability to meet goals and objectives.Keeps current on advances in Laboratory Services. Participates in and shares continuing education to maintain professional development and competency for patient population served including: neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients. Performs all other duties as assigned.


REQUIREMENTS:


# High School graduate Prior Laboratory experience preferred Phlebotomy skills helpful, but not required Must have basic computer skills and ability to access internet and other programs applicable to Waterbury Hospital procedures. # Perform automated functions that fall within job responsibility. # Ability to interact with internal an external customers with tact and confidentiality # Ability to adapt in a dynamic environment including exposure to all patient elements, i.e. bloodborne pathogens, physical requirements: lifting, and carrying supplies, standing, walking and bending.

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