Laboratory Technician IIPrimary duties of the Laboratory Technician are: Collecting, labeling, processing and packaging of specimens appropriately for shipment to the performing lab.
Scheduling and giving instructions for the collection of specimens, performs limited instrument maintenance. Performs computer Data entry of patient demographics, lab test orders, and international Classification of Diseases (ICD-9) codes into the Laboratory Information System (LIS). Frequently performs venipunctures as ordered by health care provider, provides courier service. Assist in providing after hour Coverage (ON CALL weekend and holidays). Must demonstrate and conform to all safety standards and procedures.
Must drive a state vehicle and maintain required driver training. Will work in central supply and will help with stocking supplies
Essential Job Functions:
Collection, preparation and processing of specimen. Performs duties and tasks and enters data, patient demographics, orders, generates lab reports.
Electronically retrieves and transfers lab results and other data. Function as an operator of the Laboratory Information System (LIS) to manually enter results and generate Reports. Tracks request to Austin State Hospital (ASH), Texas Department of Health (TDH) and local lab for lab test and follows up on overdue results, by fax and/or phone.
Keeping with HHSC and AbSSLC Infection Control rules and safety policies. Serves as a point of contact on specimen, request and report problems. Reconciles the accuracy of patient information with reimbursement information forms and ensures that all data areas are updated as needed to ensure the accuracy of demographics and billing information.
Codes lab test in the LIS and for local laboratory with diagnosis codes for eligible patients to facilitate the reimbursement process. Locates proper codes in reference Performs limited maintenance on centrifuges, e.g. cleaning and checking/changing brushes. Actively participates in weekend/holiday coverage for call.
Adequate coverage is maintained. Responds to call in a prompt and timely manner, Regularly uses appropriate personal protective equipment e.g., gloves, shoes, clothing. All contaminated items are properly disposed of in a timely manner. sources as necessary.
Manages files of confidential medical reports, personnel files, lab records, reports and Correspondence files to ensure the availability of information. Performs related secretarial and clerical task as needed for assigned to ensure the continuity of delivery of services. Provides courier service for samples, X-rays, etc.
Maintains current Texas Driver License and remains cleared to drive state vehicle. Ability to help with stocking supplies Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Certification in Phlebotomy Initial Selection Criteria:
Graduation from an accredited high school or GED, plus (1) year of work experience performing laboratory test and duties.One (1) semester (15 semester hours) of accredited college work in a related field is preferred. Experience working with people with intellectual disabilities is preferred. Additional Information:
Salary Note: The salary offered will follow HHS starting salary guidelines which are typically made at or near the minimum of the salary range.
All applicants must pass: pre-employment drug screen, fingerprint criminal background check, and client Abuse/Neglect/ Reporting System (CANRS). Employee Misconduct Registry and Nurse/Aide Registry checks. Males between the ages of 18-25 must be registered with the Selective Service. All State Supported Living Center employees are subject to Random drug testing.
Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position. The position may be required to work overtime and/or extended hours. Note: Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include: 68K/S, HM, HS, 4T0X1.
For more information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx. MOS Code:
Note: Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include: 68K/S, HM, HS, 4T0X1.
For more information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx.
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